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How will Microsoft Office to integrate LinkedIn

via:博客园     time:2016/6/15 14:30:22     readed:2219

English text:How Microsoft will put LinkedIn to work in Office

There are many ways to take advantage of Microsoft's $ 26.2 billion acquisition comes LinkedIn, for example,data collection Pioneering social networking market, as well as changes in recruitment and talent management industry. However, the two companies most direct integration opportunities that LinkedIn will be integrated into Microsoft Office.

In respect of the acquisitionPPT , Microsoft explains how familiar software such as Outlook, Skype, as well as Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other Office applications use LinkedIn data.

Microsoft said that the current market is the lack of a single source of data on the workplace. Such data sources are scattered, in which a lot of information is outdated.

By career information data integration to Office365, e-mail and other applications, the user will be easier to get the latest data and information is also more likely to be friends, colleagues and others to understand. However, such integration will also lead to data so readily available, everyone can know in detail a person's professional background and experience.

LinkedIn has a large network consisting of more than 433 million users. However, Office users greater number scale. Microsoft said Office, the number of users currently more than 1.2 billion. LinkedIn to become part of Office will greatly expand the visibility of the LinkedIn data.

LinkedIn itself has realized that its e-mail users valuable data to help improve productivity. In 2012, LinkedIn price of $ 1.5 billionpurchased Gmail plugin Rapportive. This plug-in help Gmail users sidebar to view the user profile and social network updates. Unfortunately, LinkedIn and soon exhausted the people's enthusiasm for this product. The company abandoned Rapportive many useful features, such as integration with other social networks.

Rapportive and its competitors on the other hand the problem is caused by an attempt to fill in the gaps by hacking. Users need to install the extension on the browser, which will change the Gmail Inbox interface style, and the way information is displayed after loading. This is a more & ldquo; Geeks & rdquo; the solution may not be the mainstream of the user's favorite, can not solve the problem of mobile end users face.

However, after Microsoft LinkedIn becomes a part of the personal information data will be natively integrated into Microsoft Office and other communications applications. These applications can then also share the data back to LinkedIn.


As Microsoft CEO Satya & middot; Nadella (Satya Nadella) said in a message to employees, through the LinkedIn network integration to Office 65 and Dynamics, Microsoft can bring new experiences, such as & ldquo; Based on what you are doing project, provided that contains the content of the message flow LinkedIn, and according to your trying to accomplish, you can establish contact with what LinkedIn expert recommended by Office for help & rdquo ;.

According to Microsoft's PPT, in other words, LinkedIn message flow future will be more personal, you know what is currently being done, including what you plan a meeting, and what projects are underway.

When you start to these meetings, the use of resume from LinkedIn, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can quickly provide background information to the people around you.


Nadella believe that this will help to improve user engagement and help Microsoft customers order business for targeted advertising to open a door.

Your future projects and meetings will be targeted object, which is a clever idea. We hope Microsoft can allow the user to choose not to participate, in order to respect the privacy of users and data. (How do you know the user to spend time, and with whom they are working together, which will help LinkedIn recruitment products.)

Finally, Microsoft said, LinkedInLearning (based on LinkedIn last year to $ 1.5 billion deal to acquire Lynda.com) will also be integrated into Office. This means that if you want to learn how to complete the high-level mission, you can register for classes, online courses or look on the Internet without leaving the Office. Microsoft can help the way information is to make recommendations in the user documentation intelligently.

Outside Office, Microsoft Dynamics CRM tools will also play an important role. This will be the integration of LinkedIn Sales Navigator.

Nadella represents: & ldquo; Over the past 10 years, we have a range of productivity tools from the Office to develop into any platform and device covering cloud computing services. After connecting the world's largest and most valuable professional networks, the deal will become Office 365 and Dynamics next future. & Rdquo;

Translation: Viking

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