“The idea behind the integration is about creating an even more modern workplace. (…)So for example, before you go into an interview, information about that person from LinkedIn will show up in their contact card inside your Outlook Calendar.”
Microsoft is now connecting its two networking services Microsoft Office 365 and LinkedIn. So it will now be possible, for instance, to display and directly integrate LinkedIn contacts in Outlook. Among other things, this integration aims to simplify communication and give users the opportunity to obtain more information about their e-mail partners, without needing to take a circuitous route via another portal. Comparable features are also planned for Microsoft Dynamics 365, although it’s likely that only the Sales variant of Dynamics will be supported.
Administration (enabling integration)
The integration of LinkedIn for Office 365 will not take place directly in the Office 365 Admin Center, and instead in the connected Azure Active Directory. An enable feature for user groups is currently not available, and the either/or principle will apply.
Users proceed as follows to enable LinkedIn integration:
Login Office 365 –> “Administration” -> “Admin Center” -> “Azure AD” (opens in a new browser window) -> “Azure Active Directory Admin Center” -> “Azure Active Directory” > “User Settings” – and then check the box to enable LinkedIn.