Outlook Gets LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace With Outlook Social Connector

Written By Sam on 18 February 2010

The Outlook Social Connector for Microsoft Outlook brings together communications history, contact information along with professional and social networking information in one single, centralized view. Now you can connect with your office colleagues and other professionals who are on LinkedIn with LinkedIn for Outlook. Microsoft will roll-out the plugins for Facebook and MySpace very soon before the final product is launched to the market.

With LinkedIn for Outlook, you will have your Professional Network within Microsoft Outlook. Even the addition of social networking platforms like Facebook and MySpace to Outlook will help people connect through expression, content and culture.

LinkedIn for Outlook

  • Connect to your LinkedIn account to view your colleagues status updates and photos next to an e-mail message they sent you.
  • Your colleagues latest contact information from LinkedIn automatically updates his or her Outlook contact. Whenever someone changes a phone number, e-mail address, or other contact details, it’s automatically updated in Outlook and you are always up to date.
  • Synchronize your mobile phone with Outlook to stay up-to-date. So you don’t have to worry about keeping track of new phone numbers and contact info as contacts information from the Web is synchronized to your mobile phone.
  • Grow your professional network directly from within your Inbox by adding colleagues with one click.

Facebook and MySpace for Outlook

With Facebook for Outlook you can view your friends activities, photos and status updates within Outlook. You can also grow your network by adding friends from the same view. Both Facebook for Outlook and MySpace for Outlook will be available later this year as the official release of Office 2010 approaches.

Getting started with the Outlook Social Connector

  • Download the Office 2010 Beta at www.Office.com/beta
  • Update to the latest version of the Outlook Social Connector by downloading it from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Get the LinkedIn download for the Outlook Social Connector at www.LinkedIn.com/outlook.

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