Microsoft finally starts doing something with LinkedIn by integrating it into Office 365

 Last year, Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, but even though the acquisition has long closed, Microsoft hasn’t yet done much with all of the data it gets from the social network. At its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, the company announced some first steps in integrating LinkedIn’s social graph with its Office products.

Now don’t get too excited yet. What we’re talking about here is the integration of LinkedIn data with Office 365 profile cards. So assuming you don’t know much about your professional contacts and colleagues yet, you can now see more information about them right in Office 365 without having to go to their LinkedIn profiles (and potentially showing up as that one person who looked at their LinkedIn profile that week, which will surely trigger yet another LinkedIn email for them). Continue reading

Microsoft to overhaul Dynamics 365 and provide integration with LinkedIn

Integration with LinkedIn will provide a massive advantage to users of Dynamics 365 who will be able to draw on vital information from the business social networking giant to provide detailed insights on opportunities. Dynamics 365 is already providing improved experiences for sales teams alongside Microsoft’s £20bn LinkedIn acquisition.

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