After LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace are also on the process of integration with Microsoft Outlook. According to Mashable, Microsoft Outlook also joined in the race of social network through new partnerships with Facebook and MySpace and an existing one with LinkedIn. Look, everyone wants the social networking traffic.
Back in November, Microsoft announced that Outlook would join social network. They called it Outlook Social Connector. The 2010 office features social feeds into the Outlook inbox. At that time, the first partner was LinkedIn.
Now that integration has gone live. Outlook users can now download LinkedIn for Outlook and transform their desktop inboxes into their hub for all things LinkedIn.
Overshadowing its release though is Microsoft’s announcement of two big partners for the Outlook Social Connector, MySpace and Facebook. Sometime in the next few months, users will be able to check up on their MySpace friends, update their Facebook status, and browse through photos.
While it’s unclear just how deep this integration will go, it’s clearly a win for Outlook and Microsoft. While Google’s Gmail service now boasts Google Buzz, Microsoft can counter that with LinkedIn, MySpace, and Facebook, all of which are more widely used than Buzz.