Are you, like me, also hooked on Social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc? With Outlook Social Connector in Office 2010 you have the possibility to get data from social networks displayed in Outlook. You can just click on the name of any of your contacts to display a summary of your communication history with that person plus data from external Social networking sites.
Now at Beta stage we have already partnered with LinkedIn on this and with our public SDK, any Social networking site can got this going. I assume we will have a lot of more partnerships at launch.
More information on how to develop an OSC provider can be found at the Outlook Blog, here you can also see a short video demo.
Download the Office 2010 Beta today and try this for yourself.
How/where do I find this option in the beta? Are there already connectors for Fbook and Linkedin?
Hi Michael, I've got outlook 2010, the latest build, but everytime I click on the social connector page I find they've got none listed.
No 3rd party connectors are available in the Beta, they will be added in the coming months. More information here http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/en/socialconnector/default.aspx
For now, you only see your history with internal people.