LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, who will continue to head up the company, further claimed the deal will change the way you work:
“Just as we have changed the way the world connects to opportunity, this relationship with Microsoft, and the combination of their cloud and LinkedIn’s network, now gives us a chance to also change the way the world works,” he said in a statement. “For the last 13 years, we’ve been uniquely positioned to connect professionals to make them more productive and successful, and I’m looking forward to leading our team through the next chapter of our story.”
Of course, the acquisition still needs to be formally approved by shareholders, but Microsoft expects to close the deal by the end of this year. It's unclear when you might start noticing new features and changes on LinkedIn or in your Microsoft apps, but just like the emails asking you to shell out for a LinkedIn Premium upgrade, it's probably safe to say they're coming.