will continue his job as CEO of the social network for professionals, but under the direct authority of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
The deal is expected to be completed in 2016 .
Integration of LinkedIn into existing Microsoft software
“This deal between Microsoft and Linkedin will brings together the world’s professional cloud with the world’s professional network,” Nadella wrote in the email that he sent to his staff. “I have been learning about LinkedIn for some time while also reflecting on how networks can truly differentiate cloud servic
es. It’s clear to me that the LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business and an impressive network of more than 433 million professionals.”