We knew it was going to happen – Linkedin and Office365 integration. It really is a very sensible move to plug your Linkedin network into your Outlook – assuming that data confidentiality is covered and it does what you want of course. More information on the video and the blog post. Currently being rolled out for Outlook Web App, coming later on desktop versions
When I talk to people about what they love most about their jobs, the answer I hear most is that it’s the people; nothing is more important than working with people you know and appreciate. And when I ask what they love about their community on LinkedIn, I actually get the same response: it’s the people in your professional community and the relationships you’ve formed with your connections.
That’s why I’m excited today to show how LinkedIn and Microsoft are making it easier to collaborate with your colleagues. If you believe that the secret to a great job is to work with great people, then I think you’ll see why it’s important that we bring the power of LinkedIn’s network into your day-to-day in Office 365.
Last year, we shared how LinkedIn would be bringing profile info to the new people card in Office 365. This was just the start. Today, we have two new additions to the Microsoft 365 integration:
Make your meetings more effective and personal: By adding insights on the people you’ll be meeting with directly in your Outlook calendar you can make your meetings more effective and personal. Personally, I’m most excited to use the integrated LinkedIn insights in my calendar. I often meet with people I don’t already know, and it’s always helpful to start with a personal insight.
Better collaborate with experts that can help you with your work: By letting you email or coauthor content (in Word, PowerPoint or Excel) with your LinkedIn first-degree […]