An organization's most important assets are its people. Today we're announcing the ability to see information from LinkedIn profiles in Outlook on the Web, OneDrive and SharePoint in Office 365. This new experience, powered by LinkedIn, enhances the way you collaborate and build relationships by providing contextual insights about the people you're working with, inside and outside your organization.
Over half of the emails Office 365 users receive come from senders outside their organisation. We're working with LinkedIn to make it easier for our users to connect and collaborate cross organisations. Simply hover over a contact's name to see information from their LinkedIn Profile, such as where they work, what they do, and where they went to school.
Now, when you receive an email from someone you haven't met, you can instantly identify them and make a more meaningful start to the conversation. And, if you're not already connected with someone you collaborate with in Office 365, you can send a LinkedIn connection invite directly from Profile Card.
As an IT admin, you are in control of the availability of this feature in your tenant. LinkedIn integration for enterprises is enabled by default in Azure AD and lets your users view both public LinkedIn data and, if they choose to, their personal LinkedIn network from within Microsoft apps. Disabling this feature stops data sharing between LinkedIn and your organization via Microsoft services. Learn more about how we to manage this feature.
Each user can independently choose to connect their work account to their LinkedIn account and remain in control of what data is public. LinkedIn members can also control how their profile is viewed through LinkedIn privacy settings, including whether their profile can be viewed in Microsoft applications. Learn more about the visibility of your LinkedIn profile. Learn more about how we respect your privacy.
LinkedIn information in the profile card will gradually start rolling out in Outlook on the Web, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business in the coming weeks for Office 365 users in the First Release program. World-wide availability will come in 2018. Other platforms, such as Outlook desktop and other Office products, will be available in the coming months. We are excited to continue bringing more intelligent experiences to users in the coming months, and look forward to hearing your feedback.