Social networking has long started playing a major role in modern computer world. No matter where you are, social networks can help to connect family, friends, and business partners. Among all social networks available, LinkedIn is mostly used for business-related activities. In November 2009 LinkedIn made a deal with Microsoft and within a couple of months of this virtual handshake, LinkedIn successfully launched a connector for Outlook in February 2010.
The installation of this plug-in is not so straightforward, but it is easy enough. You need to install the Outlook Social Connector first, available from the Microsoft website. This prepares Outlook to accept any Social Network Connectors. Once your e-mail client is ready, next the installation of the LinkedIn Outlook Connector comes – follow the instructions and voilá, it is now ready.
Once the plug-in installed successfully, you will be able to use your Microsoft Outlook interface to interact with your LinkedIn contacts, to know about their latest activities, to receive e-mails from them, to whom they are connected, to share articles and discussions, and all of that without exiting Outlook. In case any changes happen in your contacts’ information (such as e-mail addresses, profile changes, new photographs, etc.), LinkedIn Outlook Connector will update your Outlook’s LinkedIn information accordingly.
- Convenient in use
- There was no 64-bit support while I was reviewing the program