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Microsoft's Nadella On The Blockbuster LinkedIn Deal: Integrating Office365 And Dynamics CRM, Machine Learning And Security Implications

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees significant big data and analytics opportunities from integrating LinkedIn with Office 365 and Dynamics CRM.

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How do you see this helping the value proposition around machine learning and analytics both for Office customers and LinkedIn?

It's a tremendous opportunity for us. Think about the [organizational] analytics we have today inside Office 365. It's one of the big differentiators of what we call Office 365 [Enterprise 5]. This is about being able to take [what Microsoft has] and then bring insights at the next level. Now you combine that with [what LinkedIn has] and the combination of the two can give a lot of data and information, and that's where some of our best machine learning and [artificial intelligence] work will happen.

The other piece that I'm very excited about is the [LinkedIn] news feed. … Just imagine now that you combine that with additional [functionality] such as My Projects, My Calendar; all the people and companies I'm going to meet over the next month. … We're well suited to solve that.

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