The next Microsoft Office would feature deep integration with LinkedIn. We already have seen it in the preview edition that was released recently.
LinkedIn has now blogged about the same and more that would come in the near future.
The company said:
Today, we’re really excited to share that the Outlook Social Connector for the next release of Office will no longer require an additional download to sync with LinkedIn. This means you just have to sign-in once with your LinkedIn credentials and immediately you’ll start seeing rich profile information, like photos and LinkedIn network activity for any connection that emails you. You’ll also see LinkedIn profile data surface when you view a People Card throughout the new Office experience.
We’ve also been working with Microsoft on a new LinkedIn for Outlook application for the new Office app store, which packs some new functionality and features for today’s busy professionals. We’ll be talking more about that in the coming weeks.