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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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Talk about how you evaluate acquisitions?

[First.] what is the total addressable market opportunity? Is any deal helping us get into new markets or more successfully operate within markets? Second, [are there] tailwinds both in terms of usage as well as technology, and then third, is this something that's at the core of Microsoft? Is this something that we can really bring together, both our structural position as well as what we focus our best execution against?

And when I look at it in that dimension, this … acquisition really checks all those boxes.

We'll learn from the past. I want us to have LinkedIn retain its culture, its brand, the way they go about building its network, and do that independently while achieving the integrations for our customers. We can do that.

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