Outlook Gets Social with LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace

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We are testing Office 2010 at work. I should have it by the end of next week along with windows 7. I?m currently running Office XP with outlook 2003. I was using Xobni, but it seem to eat up RAM and caused outlook to have issues closing. The social features of xobni where nice. But the performance hit wasn?t worth it. I uninstalled it and install windows desktop search. Windows desktop search was just as good if not better than xobni, but I was still missing the social integration. Well it looks like once I get outlook 2010 installed, I?ll be able to test microsoft?s new Outlook social connector, very nice?.

In November 2009, we announced both the beta of Microsoft Office 2010 as well as the Outlook Social Connector. The Outlook Social Connector brings together communications history, contact information, and professional and social networking information into the Outlook experience.

We are continuing to deliver on that vision today with two new announcements. First, we?re proud to announce the public beta of LinkedIn for Outlook, which will enable our millions of Office 2010 Beta users to connect the OSC to a public network for the first time. Second, we’re excited to announce partnerships with Facebook ? the most popular social Web site in the world, and MySpace ? a leading social platform connecting people through expression, content, and culture.

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To recap, here is what you can do today to get started with the Outlook Social Connector.

  1. Download the Office 2010 Beta at www.Office.com/beta
  2. Download the latest beta version of the Outlook Social Connector from the Microsoft Download Center.
  3. Get the LinkedIn download for the Outlook Social Connector at www.LinkedIn.com/outlook.
  4. Keep watching the Outlook team blog for availability of the Facebook and MySpace download for the Outlook Social Connector at http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/.

 

Outlook Gets Social with LinkedIn, Facebook, and MySpace
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 11:00:00 GMT

4 comments

  1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comment.
    Too bad only LinkedIn has support for it right now. Twitter and facebook are suppose to have theirs ready by the release of Office 2010 this summer.

  2. Thanks for the post. I'm currently using Outlook Express but am looking at my options to change over as I've outgrown it a bit so am comparing Thunderbird and Outlook. Appreciate the information.

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