Microsoft is announcing today that its has integrated Facebook and windows Live Messenger into Outlook, making million of Outlook users closer to social networking and adding a bench for huge Facebook Users with Outlook.
Just last year Microsoft announced the integration of Social Networking feeds into Outlook by Social Networking Connector to give you an instant information & update inside Outlook. Microsoft first targeted & integrated Linked and soon rolled to announce the similar features for Facebook & MySpace.
Today Microsoft completes the process and will launch the connector for Outlook 2003 and 2007 which will bring Facebook, Linkedin, MySpace & Windows Live messenger closer to Million of Business users of Outlook.
As Microsoft played a very important role of Facebook Establishment land high rated evaluation last year which make Facebook a USD 15 Billion company just in few steps. ( Read It was Microsoft who built Facebook ). As a result with few creepy T&C Microsoft holds $240 Million stake n Facebook. Microsoft can rewind the same process with few other growing Social Networking ventures in near future to prove it supremacy in Social networking business and keeping its arch rival Google away from that advantage.
If you want to know about the Microsoft announcement towards releasing the Social networking connector with Outlook, a small video been released by them articulating Outlook features.