Your Email is Getting Smarter: LinkedIn Integrations in Outlook.com
By Michael Fiorito, MDS
Microsoft announced today that LinkedIn integration within Outlook.com is now live, enabling email users to view insights, profile pictures, work history and more from within their inbox.
The idea is to allow an Outlook user to view a colleague’s LinkedIn profile information inside the Outlook Calendar in Office 365.
With the new Outlook integration, a user can click on an email contact’s name right in their inbox then view a rich contact card that includes a link to their LinkedIn profile.
You can then view a mini version of their profile right in this pop-up Office Profile Card, which includes highlights like mutual connections or shared work experiences – find out if you both previously worked at the same company in the past, for example.
You can also request a LinkedIn connection from within Outlook.
Microsoft said last month that the integrations between Outlook and LinkedIn would roll out to Outlook.com on the web, as well as SharePoint and OneDrive for Business. It will also become available within Outlook for Windows, Outlook for iOS, and other Office products in the coming months ahead.
Microsoft added they will also enable integration between LinkedIn and other Microsoft products and services, including Dynamics 365 for Sales and Microsoft’s CRM solution.
The integration with Outlook.com is rolling out starting now.