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Microsoft completes LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft completes LinkedIn acquisition
Satya Nadella and LinkedIn founders
The Redmond giant announced its plans to buy LinkedIn back in June, and now the $26 billion acquisition is complete, after securing regulatory approval. LinkedIn notifications will soon be added to the Windows action center, with much more changes planned.

Microsoft has finally completed the $26 billion deal they announced earlier this year. The acquisition of LinkedIn got the regulatory approval earlier this week, and now the two companies can move on with the "journey to empower professionals around the world to achieve more."

Now that the world's leading professional network is a part of Microsoft, we should expect to see the following becoming reality sooner or later:

  • LinkedIn notifications in Windows action center
  • LinktedIn identity and network added to Outlook and the Office suite
  • The ability to update profiles and interact with LinkedIn in Word
  • LinkedIn Learning available across both Office 365 and the Windows ecosystem

All the above was recently revealed by Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella. "I am energized and optimistic for what we can achieve together and the journey ahead," he also stated. There is no information about the schedule of the planned changes at this time, but we will get back to this topic as soon as something new surfaces, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-12- 9 (Update: 2016-12- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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