Last week, CEO of Microsoft, Steve Balmer, announced the new Microsoft Office which will be called Microsoft Office 2013 once on the market.
The new office is aimed at being social and work place scenarios like reading, meetings, note-taking and communications will be sent to subscribers through a cloud service.
"We are taking bold steps at Microsoft," Ballmer said at a press conference in San Francisco. "The new, modern office will deliver unparalleled productivity and flexibility for both consumers and business customers. It is a cloud service and will fully light-up when paired with Windows 8.
The new office announced steps towards becoming social by integrating with Yammer and Skype. Now, Linkedin has announced that its company will also be integrated with the new office.
"We've been working closely with Microsoft for some time to make it easier for you to bring your LinkedIn network right into your Microsoft Outlook inbox experience," said David Breger, Product Manager for LinkedIn in a blog.
The new office integration with LinkedIn will allow users to sign it without an additional download.
"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," said Breger. "You'll also see LinkedIn profile data surface when you view a People Card throughout the new Office experience."
Users will be able to follow what their LinkedIn connections are discussing and sharing as well as easy access to contact information, photos and profile details on LinkedIn while signed into Office.
LinkedIn is also in talks with integrating with Microsoft's outlook application.
"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," said Breger. "We'll be talking more about that in the coming weeks."
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