At the time of the acquisition, Microsoft gave a presentation to investors about potential integrations between Microsoft and LinkedIn. Some of those ideas are already implemented, but others are still in the pipeline.
In an interview with CNBC, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner pointed out that LinkedIn has been integrated into the Microsoft Outlook email service. Through the email platform, he could access LinkedIn profile information from within the messages sent between them.
“It’s a really powerful way to just stay in touch and to just understand who’s reaching out and what they’re up to,” said Weiner.
Some of the integration ideas still in the pipeline include an “Intelligent Newsfeed,” which would draw information from Office apps as a way for managers to understand what projects employees are working on.
One of the biggest reasons why Microsoft is taking its time on pushing integrations is to avoid making mistakes. LinkedIn is Microsoft’s largest acquisition to date so it has to move with caution.
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