A few days ago in my post I got U-Googleagy’d I wrote about the possibility of what Microsoft’s role will be in the future of the social web. After that post I started to poke around and found that Microsoft has built an Outlook Social connector. I really don’t know how I missed this as it launched in the summer of 2010 – guess I have had my head down too much to check things out…. and keep up with more regular blog postings as is evident.
The Microsoft Outlook Social Connector Provider for Facebook, and LinkedIn, allows you to connect your Social Network accounts to the Outlook Social Connector and obtain information about your friends and colleagues. You can see status updates and recently posted items from your contacts.
You can also use Outlook Social Connector to display a quick view of related Outlook content when you click on an email from a contact, such as recent e-mail conversations, meetings, and shared attachments to help you easily track your communications.
Thought this was pretty cool and wanted to share it with you. I added the plugin this morning, and aside from the photo’s not syncing… it is a pretty cool way to stay on top of whats happening real-time with the people you are communicating with. (Also can provide some pretty timely information… Births, deaths, promotions, good days, bad days etc…)
I attached the link below if you want to grab it from the Microsoft Site and try it yourself!