Combine LinkedIn and Outlook To Improve Productivity

Combine LinkedIn and Outlook To Improve Productivity

LinkedIn for Outlook screenshot

LinkedIn has provided a free, easy to install web tool that connects your LinkedIn connections with Microsoft Outlook. Think of the convenience this adds by being able to:

  • Build your network from frequent contacts
  • Manage your LinkedIn contacts in Outlook
  • Stay connected to your network

In order to use this new web tool, you must have Outlook 2010, 2007, or 2003 installed.

To download this free tool directly from LinkedIn, click the button below.

Download it now button

Get more info about your important contacts, see what they’re doing, and stay in touch.

If you are like me, you have Outlook open all day and the majority of your communications and scheduling is being done within Outlook. By installing the LinkedIn for Outlook plugin, you will be able to:

Access Your Connections In Your Inbox
See the latest LinkedIn activity and profile photo from any connection that sends you an e-mail.

E-mail Your Connections Directly
Just start typing a name and let the LinkedIn Outlook Connector fill in the rest.

Keep Building Your Network
Instantly send an invitation to connect from any Outlook e-mail.

It is helping me stay connected more easily, gives me fresh information about the people I am connected with, and eliminates some of the hassle out of inviting my contacts to connect with me on LinkedIn.

It’s easy to install, simple to use and it’s free. What are you waiting for? Let me know how you use it in the comments below.

 UPDATE: The following video shows you what to expect after you have downloaded the web tool and installed on your desktop.



Deborah e. Hecht, g.g. - 11 years ago

Haven’t gotten to LI yet…Still having a problem with the download. I have captured a screen shot. If you want to see it, give me an email to send it to you. Thanks!

    Miles Austin - 11 years ago

    Deborah, click on this link to set up a 15 minute call, and I’ll do my best to get you up and running. It is worth the hassle, I promise.

trish - 11 years ago

Same as Deborah… downloaded and nothing happened. Are we missing a step?

    Miles Austin - 11 years ago

    For both Deborah and Trish, I have had several questions like yours so thought the best way to answer was to show you via video. I have added a video at the end of the blog post which shows you what you should be looking for on your screen after you have downloaded and installed this tool.

    If, after you have watched the video, you still have questions, please click on the red “Questions” tab on the left side of the screen while viewing and let me know your details so I can get you functional. Hope this helps.

Deborah e. Hecht, g.g. - 11 years ago

I just followed the instructions for LinkedIn/Outlook tool twice… no change?
Am I missing something? Thanks, D

Ayeen Benoza - 11 years ago

I haven’t downloaded the tool yet, I was just wondering when you said “Manage your LinkedIn contacts in Outlook,” will this also consolidate data that will give me a better understanding of my customer’s behavior? Well I guess there’s only one way to find out – by downloading the tool. Thanks for this post miles, I’ll just check this out.

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