"He turned to the Microsoft Surface Studio PC on his desk, brought up Microsoft’s Outlook email service in a browser window and then, with a few clicks, accessed information from LinkedIn about people with whom he had exchanged messages.
“It’s a really powerful way to just stay in touch and to just understand who’s reaching out and what they’re up to,” said Weiner, who became LinkedIn’s CEO in 2009, a year after joining the company from Yahoo.
Although that integration exists on the web and in Outlook’s iOS app, other promises have yet to materialize, such as an “Intelligent Newsfeed” in LinkedIn that draws from information in Office apps, and tools for managers to understand what their employees are doing at work.
The slowness points to Microsoft’s current desire to not screw up its biggest acquisition yet, suggesting a change in approach under CEO Satya Nadella.
As part of the deal, LinkedIn got to retain its independence and Weiner remained in charge. Weiner received a spot on Microsoft’s senior leadership team and started reporting directly to Nadella, while keeping his CEO title.
“Satya has made good on every single thing we talked about prior to the acquisition,” Weiner said."