Microsoft’s Office 2010 will implement popular social networking sites within Outlook, The Associated Press reports.
Microsoft’s “beta” test version of the Outlook Social Connector, an add-on for Outlook, was first discussed last November. When a user clicks to read an e-mail message, a new pane on the main e-mail reading screen fills with the sender’s most recent social-networking activities. That could be that sender’s new Facebook status update or a newly added professional contact on the business networking site LinkedIn.
What do you think about the integration of social networking with Outlook? Because Outlook is primarily used by businesses, will employers see this as a negative?
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