Microsoft's LinkedIn Deal is "Next Step Forward" for Office 365, Dynamics, Says Nadella

June 13 2016

Microsoft buys LinkedIn 

Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, or $196 per share, the company announced today.

In announcing the deal, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted Linkedin's continued growth, broad professional user base, and the potential for greater alignment with Office 365 and Dynamics.

About Jason Gumpert

As the editor of, Jason oversees all editorial content on the site and at our events, as well as providing site management and strategy. He can be reached at

Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

More about Jason Gumpert