Import your LinkedIn Contacts to SharePoint
Share your LinkedIn network of contacts with your work colleagues by importing them into your My Site. By doing this you’ll be helping those in your company by allowing them to:
- search for external contacts with specialized skills
- find contacts of potential customers
- use LinkedIn contact as metadata on other SharePoint items
Simply add the Lightning Tools LinkedIn Web Part to your My Site (or even standard SharePoint site) and click the button to authenticate within LinkedIn so SharePoint can populate a contacts list with your LinkedIn network.
Once SharePoint Search has re-crawled your My Site, your network of contacts will be searchable by your work colleagues.
This is the first release of the Lightning Tools LinkedIn Web Part and is therefore available as a free beta. This tools does a one time import of your LinkedIn contacts to your My Site. In the next release there will be a timer job that will update the contacts from LinkedIn once a day.