Microsoft and LinkedIn Graphs

Source: Business Insider, Jun 2016

Under CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft has expressed a singular vision for a world where your apps and data follow you around from device to device so you can do what you want on your computer, phone, or tablet.

LinkedIn now has a big part to play in that future. A major area of investment for Microsoft Office is the idea of context – apps, like Nadella’s favored, Delve, that know where you are, what device you’re using, and who you’re working with.

Which is to say, LinkedIn has the potential to provide Microsoft Office with a kind of glue, as a single identity for tracking your work and your projects across every Office app on every device.

If you make a change in one app, or work with a coworker on a key project, then that relationship will be maintained across the whole Microsoft Office universe. That’s a big boon to Nadella’s vision of apps that go beyond the traditional Office suite.


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