LinkedIn adds Office training courses as part of newly announced LinkedIn Learning

Professional social network LinkedIn announced yesterday several new products including an upcoming redesigned website and messaging experience as well as LinkedIn Learning, a platform to develop new skills and talent. Linked Learning is already available to all LinkedIn users and Microsoft (which announced the acquisition of the company back in June) is leveraging it to provide a selection of Office training courses.

While LinkedIn Learning is a premium service, all LinkedIn users will be able to try it for free for a month. In a new blog post on the Office blog, Microsoft explained that the new Office courses on LinkedIn Learning will be complementary to the preexisting free courses and videos available on the Office Training Center:

The new courses are available today and focus on helping you get the most out of Outlook 2016 and Excel 2016. Learn how to use Outlook 2016 to set up an email account; send, receive and organize messages; add a signature; manage contacts and calendars; manage meetings; and collaborate and share with others. Get started with Excel 2016 by learning how to enter and organize data, create formulas and functions, build charts and PivotTables, and use other time-saving features. These courses are freely available and can be found alongside the hundreds of courses and videos in the Office Training Center.

As of today, there are nearly 900 Office courses available on LinkedIn Learning. Yesterday, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner explained that the professional social network is already working with Redmond to integrate more LinkedIn features to Microsoft products including Outlook.com.. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to see more synergies between both companies.

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