Outlook 2010 LinkedIn Connector now available

One of the new features in Outlook 2010 is to allow you to have contacts connected to their LinkedIn accounts (if your not familiar with LinkedIn its like facebook for business)

Anyway the LinkedIn connector was made available today..I’d like to say i have used it and think its great, but only the 32 bit version has been made available at present and as I went with the 64bit version of Office i’m still waiting however here’s what it promise… I like the way if your colleague changes their phone number on linkedin it changes your details within Outlook making sure your always up to date!

  1. Connect to your LinkedIn account to view your colleagues’ status updates and photos next to an e-mail message they sent you.
  2. 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 — you are always up to date.
  3. Synchronize your mobile phone with Outlook to stay up-to-date — you don’t have to worry about keeping track of new phone numbers and contact info — contacts’ information from the Web is synchronized to your mobile phone.
  4. Grow your professional network directly from within your Inbox — add colleagues with one click.

Anyway if your on the Outlook 2010 beta and want to try the linkedin connector here’s the URL. Facebook and MySpace connectors due soon.

 http://www.linkedin-alpha.com/outlook

Heres also a link to a video of it in action, just in case your on 64bit version of Office as well!

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/

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