At their annual Ignite conference in Florida, Microsoft has revealed some details as to how the company plans to integrate LinkedIn's data into their services.
And while it’s interesting to see the first steps Microsoft is taking towards utilizing LinkedIn’s massive professional dataset – which is what it primarily acquired for $26.2 billion last June – the integrations, at this stage, are not mind-blowing.
The biggest announcement is that Microsoft is adding the ability to view LinkedIn profiles within Microsoft apps and services.
As you can see here, the new option will enable Office 365 users to quickly and easily see a contacts’ LinkedIn details.
“After you connect your LinkedIn account to your Microsoft account, you’ll seamlessly discover more insights within the Profile Card in your Inbox, your calendar and contacts lists.
Simply hover over a contact’s name to see information from their LinkedIn Profile, such as where they work, what they do, and where they went to school.”