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Microsoft connects Cortana and LinkedIn together for Windows 10

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Microsoft is now starting to integrate third-party services directly into Cortana. While the software maker has allowed developers to extend the functionality of Cortana to their own apps for a number of months now, a new LinkedIn partnership sees the services move closer together. If you use Cortana for Windows 10 you can now connect your LinkedIn account to Cortana to access more information about contacts and their photos from LinkedIn.

If you connect both accounts then Cortana will use LinkedIn to provide you with information about people you're meeting with for calendar appointments. Microsoft has previously used this type of integration in Outlook before, but this is the first time we've seen the company open up its connected accounts feature to services outside of Microsoft. The feature starts rolling out today, and this could be the first of many service integrations for Microsoft's digital assistant.

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