Microsoft wants you to be social… on Outlook

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Despite Google Buzz becoming an abysmal failure, Microsoft has decided to release a plugin for Outlook 2010 Beta that will allow you to view what you and your friends are doing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or on its Sharepoint service (because that is apparently going to bring in social networking features to the workplace). It’s pretty much going to tell you what your friends are doing in real time (which has been overused so many times), and there’s going to be a gallery to see your upcoming meetings – wow (sarcasm)!!

But why the hell would you want to be social while typing up an e-mail?

Like I said, it is out now for Office 2010 Beta users, but those using Office 2003 and Office 2007 versions of Outlook will be getting it in the near future.