Microsoft to support LinkedIn Integration in next version of Office

Recently LinkedIn announced in its blog that Microsoft will support integration with the social network in the upcoming version of Office. The next version of office, will not require an additional download to sync with LinkedIn.

Once users sign-in with their LinkedIn credentials in Outlook, they see profile information like photos and LinkedIn network activity for any connection that emails them. Apart from this, users will see LinkedIn profile data surface when they view a People Card throughout the new Office experience.

The blog stated,” We know many of you spend a lot of your professional hours working in email and we believe the integrated Outlook Social Connector for the new Office will help you be even more efficient and productive. Not only will you be able to keep track of what your LinkedIn connections are discussing and sharing, you’ll have easy access to photos, contact information and LinkedIn profile details right at your fingertips – without ever leaving Office. We’ve also been working with Microsoft on a new LinkedIn for Outlook application for the new Office app store, which packs some new functionality and features for today’s busy professionals.”

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