LinkedIn is Coming to Office

You might have heard that Microsoft has finally closed the deal and purchased the professional networking site LinkedIn (for a hefty $26.2 billion). The obvious question is what Microsoft plans to do with said network. It turns out, LinkedIn is coming to an Office app near you. According to a blog post by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, here are some of the immediate plans:

  • LinkedIn identity and network in Microsoft Outlook and the Office suite
  • LinkedIn notifications within the Windows action center
  • Enabling members drafting résumés in Word to update their profiles, and discover and apply to jobs on LinkedIn
  • Extending the reach of Sponsored Content across Microsoft properties
  • Enterprise LinkedIn Lookup powered by Active Directory and Office 365
  • LinkedIn Learning available across the Office 365 and Windows ecosystem
  • Developing a business news desk across our content ecosystem and
  • Redefining social selling through the combination of Sales Navigator and Dynamics 365