Microsoft recently announced as a part of their Office 2013 Customer Preview, users will no longer be required to run an extra sync when integrating with LinkedIn. The Outlook Social Connector will connect to LinkedIn and Facebook. All you have to do is simply enter your credentials for each particular social media site.
In previous versions of Microsoft Office, users had to download the Outlook Social Connector from Microsoft and install it. Then, they had to download and install the LinkedIn Outlook Connector provided by LinkedIn. This multi-step process is now shortened into one click. Now a user will sign in once with his or her LinkedIn user name and password from Outlook and then enjoy the full benefits of the powerful integration.
Those who already utilize this exceptional application are familiar with the pane at the bottom of Outlook’s messaging window that serves multiple purposes. The pane displays the contact’s latest updates from LinkedIn and Facebook. The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector also shows all of your communications with each Outlook contact including all emails, attachments, and meetings you’ve had with them.
Microsoft Office 2013 boasts many other social networking features including document sharing and collaboration. Users can save online documents to SkyDrive or SharePoint with Microsoft Office 365 and comment or collaborate on these various documents. For the full new Microsoft Office Customer Preview including an overview of the new features for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and Outlook, visit http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview.
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