Microsoft today to $ 26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the reason is that data related to all types of business people and LinkedIn has built Microsoft does not overlap to a large extent, this is the real key. Microsoft listed companies in the business of acquisition-related slide which, when stressed, the acquisition had a "global leader in professional cloud" and "professional network."
Microsoft excel is a collection of entity information contacts, messages, calendar entries, and documents. LinkedIn is a good work, colleagues, entity information learning, development prospects and recruitment / employment and so on. Microsoft is counting on LinkedIn help integrate applications and services across the business user profile data to help create professional news sources, including the user's network of contacts, industry and professional information and more Cortana integration points.
Microsoft officials believe that this acquisition can bring a better prospect and customer information Dynamics CRM, so that Office 365 and Dynamics CRM and ERP overall improvement in knowledge management capabilities. LinkedIn social learning is another potential field of play, you can add Microsoft certification and education services across its product lines.