Microsoft Outlook can integrate LinkedIn profile data for email contacts

After its purchase of LinkedIn, Microsoft has started to integrate the social network’s data into its products lines, specifically Outlook.  LinkedIn profile data for a given email contact can be viewed in Outlook.com and Office 365 after you link your Microsoft account and LinkedIn account.

This feature is planned to be included with Outlook for Windows and iOS in the following months, as well as Dynamics 365 and other products.

Microsoft releases updated set of free Technology e-Books

Microsoft has released an updated set of free Technology e-Books on various subjects.  The full list can be found here.

    Book topics include:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows 10 and Windows Server
  • SQL Server
  • Visual Studio
  • Power BI
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Azure
  • PowerShell
  • SharePoint

Microsoft Teams – New Messaging Workspace

Microsoft has announced the new project called Microsoft Teams, a group chat workspace within Office 365. It runs on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.

Office 365 IT administrators can turn on Microsoft Teams by opening Office 365 Admin Center and selecting Settings > Services & Add Ins > Microsoft Teams.

More information can be found at teams.microsoft.com and techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/bg-p/MicrosoftTeamsBlog

An overview of the Microsoft Teams developer platform can be found at msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/index.