Microsoft has taken an unusually funky step and announced integration of social media feeds with Outlook.
Starting with the business-like LinkedIn, but soon to include Facebook and Myspace, Redmond looks to have changed the workplace as we know it – again.
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Microsoft product manager Dev Balasubramanian says the plan is to “bring social networking into the inbox” with the snappily-named Microsoft Outlook Social Connector.
If you happen to be beta testing Microsoft Office 2010, you can now download LinkedIn for Outlook beta, which will sync with LinkedIn status updates and contacts.
The company also released pricing for Office 2010 this week, which starts from free for a very basic setup, through to a salty £429.99 for a boxed version of Office Professional 2010.