After announcing plans to acquire LinkedIn this June, Microsoft has revealed that the $26.2 billion takeover of the social network for professionals is complete.

Now the company will start bringing LinkedIn features to existing products including Office and Windows.

For example, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says LinkedIn notifications will be visible in the Windows action center, and you’ll be able to use Linkedin identity features in Outlook and Office.

Working on a resume in Microsoft Word? You may see an option to update your LinkedIn profile while you’re at it, as well as the ability to view and apply for jobs.

And LinkedIn Lookup features will be powered by Active Directory and Office 365.

Wondering why Microsoft was willing to pay so much money for LinkedIn? There may also be some money-making synergies. Microsoft says those include:

  • Extending the reach of Sponsored content across Microsoft properties
  • Redefining social selling through the combination of Sales Navigator and Dynamics 365
  • Developing a business news desk across our content ecosystems and MSN.com



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