Just as expected, Microsoft has now closed its acquisition of LinkedIn. The completion of the acquisition comes roughly 6 months since Microsoft and LinkedIn first announced the deal, and two days after Microsoft cleared its last regulatory hurdle — the European Commission.

Microsoft's $26.2 billion LinkedIn deal is now final

In his own announcement post, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasted no time in detailing the integrations that Microsoft is going to pursue now that the acquisition is complete. Here's a look at what you can expect Microsoft and LinkedIn to begin working on immediately:

  • LinkedIn identity and network in Microsoft Outlook and the Office suite
  • LinkedIn notifications within the Windows action center
  • Enabling members drafting résumés in Word to update their profiles, and discover and apply to jobs on LinkedIn
  • Extending the reach of Sponsored Content across Microsoft properties
  • Enterprise LinkedIn Lookup powered by Active Directory and Office 365
  • LinkedIn Learning available across the Office 365 and Windows ecosystem
  • Developing a business news desk across our content ecosystem and MSN.com
  • Redefining social selling through the combination of Sales Navigator and Dynamics 365

Microsoft initially announced its plans to acquire LinkedIn in June for $26.2 billion, with the only holdup being regulatory approval. The European Commission was the last holdout for approving the deal, and Microsoft had to make some concessions to alleviate the Commission's concerns.