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


Last year, Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, nonetheless even nonetheless a merger has prolonged closed, Microsoft hasn’t nonetheless finished most with all of a information it gets from a amicable network. At a Ignite discussion in Orlando, Florida, a association announced some initial stairs in integrating LinkedIn’s amicable graph with a Office products.

Now don’t get too vehement yet. What we’re articulate about here is a formation of LinkedIn information with Office 365 form cards. So presumption we don’t know most about your veteran contacts and colleagues yet, we can now see some-more information about them right in Office 365 but carrying to go to their LinkedIn profiles (and potentially display adult as that one chairman who looked during their LinkedIn form that week, that will certainly trigger nonetheless another LinkedIn email for them).

As Microsoft orator Frank X. Shaw remarkable during a press lecture forward of a event, a thought behind integrating a Microsoft Graph and a LinkedIn Graph is about formulating a some-more complicated workplace. “This will outcome in practice like carrying LinkedIn calm integrated with a Office 365 form card,” he said. “So for example, before we go into an interview, information about that chairman from LinkedIn will uncover adult in their hit label inside your Outlook Calendar in Office 365.”

All of this sounds a bit like Microsoft spent $26.2 million to save we a click. But there is more. Soon, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft’s CRM solution, will get a same form formation and a users will be means to send LinkedIn InMails and messages directly from within Dynamics. Do we hear we observant that this is justification that infrequently dreams unequivocally do come true? Well, yes, indeed. They do.

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