After several months of discussion between the leadership teams of LinkedIn and Microsoft, a deal has been reached for the acquisition of LinkedIn. The acquisition deal, which was signed and sealed today, is worth $26 billion. In a note shared by LinkedIn after the agreement, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he is enthusiastic about the common mission of Microsoft and LinkedIn, and he is impressed by the relentless effort of LinkedIn in focusing on its users.
The Microsoft CEO then revealed the immediate plan for the business-oriented social networking website which, according to the verge, are;
- Identification of LinkedIn users in Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite.
- LinkedIn notifications directly within Windows 10.
- Enable users drafting their CV in MS Word to be able to update their profile and apply for job on the go.
- Extending the reach of Sponsored contents of Microsoft properties.
- Enterprise LinkedIn Lookup powered by Active Directory and Office 365.
- LinkedIn Learning available across the Office 365 and Windows ecosystem.
- Developing a business news desk across our content ecosystem and MSN.
- Redefining social selling through the combination of Sales Navigator and Dynamics 365.
If all these immediate plans are fully implemented, I think LinkedIn users would be more productive with the social network website.