I just installed and configured the Outlook Social Connector (integrations: Facebook and LinkedIn). Well done Microsoft! Over the past few years, the name Microsoft has not come to mind when you think of superb social networking software. However this time Microsoft has hit a home run.
While everyone likes to announce the "death of email" and the rise of "social media software", where do you spend most of your correspondence time during a normal work day? For most of us that's means processing messages in our email client. Take a look at the screen shot given below of my home Outlook installation. Since this blog tends to focus upon professional installations, read LinkedIn's blog post about the connector (with installation instructions).
One can easily click upon any person who is a recipient to a given email and at a glance review:
- Past eMails
- Social Updates (in my case, Facebook and LinkedIn)