LinkedIn Joins the New Office App Store

August 9, 2012

A few weeks ago, we talked about LinkedIn's native integration with the new Office experience and today we're happy to share we are a featured partner in Microsoft's new app store with our new LinkedIn for Outlook app.

We've been working closely with Microsoft to make it easy for you to infuse LinkedIn goodness right into your new Outlook experience. With the new LinkedIn for Outlook app we're offering a few new features that allow professionals to immediately see all the rich insights you have come to expect from LinkedIn, right where you need them most - in your email and calendar.

Now every time you send or receive an email or check with whom you're meeting with that day, you'll see relevant information to help you be better prepared and armed for your work day, such as:

  • Their LinkedIn profile, including photo
  • Any professional updates or information shared on LinkedIn
  • Common connections and professional groups
  • Information about the person's company and ability to follow that company
  • Ability to like or comment on their professional activity

The best part is that there's no need to switch between multiple tabs and browsers anymore—these features will be accessible directly within Outlook.

You can install the LinkedIn for Outlook app yourself or get your IT Manager to implement it for your company when it becomes available. In the meantime, feel free to check out the preview of the LinkedIn for Outlook app. Just make sure you've installed the latest Office preview.