June 2, 2023

Microsoft has officially closed the deal on its acquisition of LinkedIn, and we may soon see the fruits of that covenant directly within Windows 10.

aaeaaqaaaaaaaaicaaaajdi5zgjkzwqwltcxztktndiyms1hmgqxlty5ytyznzeymwuwyw 675290.74675324675

In a note on LinkedIn, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote that the two companies have a “common mission and sense of purpose” and outlined ways that LinkedIn will be integrated into Windows:

LinkedIn identity and network in Microsoft Outlook and the Office suite
LinkedIn notifications within the Windows action center
Enabling members drafting résumés in Word to update their profiles, and discover and apply to jobs on LinkedIn
Extending the reach of Sponsored Content across Microsoft properties
Enterprise LinkedIn Lookup powered by Active Directory and Office 365
LinkedIn Learning available across the Office 365 and Windows ecosystem
Developing a business news desk across our content ecosystem and MSN.com
Redefining social selling through the combination of Sales Navigator and Dynamics 365

Some of these, like the update to Word to make easy resumes, sound useful and efficient.But others, like spreading sponsored content and notifications in the action center might turn some users off.

We’ll see in due time just how Microsoft uses LinkedIn, and if it changes for the better or worse.