The next version of Microsoft Outlook (MSFT), shipping as part of Office 2013, will feature...

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The next version of Microsoft Outlook (MSFT), shipping as part of Office 2013, will feature tight LinkedIn (LNKD) integration. Profile information and network activity for connections who e-mail a user will automatically appear in his/her inbox. The tie-up should further cement LinkedIn's dominant status in professional social networking, and might also help if the company rolls out a private networking solution to compete with Jive (JIVE) and (ironically) Microsoft's Yammer, as some expect it to.