Connecting with LinkedIn connections thru MS Outlook

Social Networks are getting more and more important for doing business. Within Microsoft Outlook you can create a ‘Link’ between your Outlook Contacts and your friends/connections in LinkedIn and/or Facebook.

When you open an email in Outlook 2010 you will see the following at the bottom the email:

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When you click the Add button you can create a connection to a social network.
After you install the LinkedIn Outlook plugin: http://www.linkedin.com/outlook you can add a connection to LinkedIn.
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Here you select LinkedIn. Now we have to create an ‘Link’ between Outlook and your LinkedIn account.

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Enter your LinkedIn credentials and click Connect.

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As you can see in the above image the connection between Outlook and LinkedIn is created. Click Finish

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Now, if you open an email in Outlook, you’ll see the following at the bottom the email:

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You can now see the updates of your LinkedIn connections in Outlook.

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