Get to know your Outlook contacts and meeting participants better! The “XING for Outlook” add-in shows you more information about other involved XING members.
- You can see at a glance the profile photos, job title and company name of participants along with things you have in common with them. This additional information may prove useful as it can help you phrase your e-mail reply better or be more prepared for an appointment. It’ll also help you put a face to a person’s name and give you something to talk about when your first meet them.
- You also see additional contact details such as mobile phone numbers (if your counterpart has granted such access), which can make it easier for you to get in touch with them.
- This add-in also lets you send a XING contact request to e-mail and appointment participants directly from within Outlook, which helps you grow your network.
With the free “XING for Outlook” add-in, you always have access to your XING network when using Outlook.
INSTALLATION AND USAGE HINTS
Installation in Exchange:
1. Click on “add” to install this Outlook app.
2. Log in to Outlook if you haven’t already done so.
3. Confirm that you’d like to install this Outlook app.
4. Go to your Office 365 settings and click on “manage apps”. Activate the “XING for Outlook” app and make it available to users within your organisation.
5. Your users will now be able to view the “XING for Outlook” app in the app bar and use it in their e-mails and appointments.
Usage in Outlook:
1. Open Outlook and log in if you haven’t already done so.
2. After opening an e-mail or appointment, the “XING for Outlook” app will appear in the app bar provided it has been made available to your Outlook-environment. If that’s not the case, please get in touch with your administrator.
3. Click on “XING for Outlook”.
4. If you’re not automatically logged in to XING, click on “log in” and enter your XING login details.
5. The first time you use the app you’ll need to grant it access to your XING user account.
6. Now you’ll be able to view more background information about people in your e-mail correspondence or appointments.