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Outlook Social Connector now supports MySpace; Facebook soon!

The Outlook Social Connector first debuted back in November 2009, and at that time, only LinkedIn was supported. Today, the MySpace plug-in has been made available, and now you can see your friends' easily-excited, angst-ridden emo updates in Outlook!

If you're running Outlook 2010 Beta (which is very, very nice, incidentally), you'll need to update your Outlook Social Connector (OSC) first. Outlook 2003 and 2007 users should be fine to go ahead and install the plug-in.

With LinkedIn for the businessmen, and MySpace for the children and bohemians, the only omission from the crowd are the exhibitionistic farmers over on Facebook. The Outlook 2010 blog is full of teasing hints about Facebook integration (and also a nice video showing the power of the OSC), but so far there doesn't seem to be a download link. I expect it'll pop up very soon, with Office 2010 only a few months away!

I was about to suggest that Outlook might finally replace Gmail as my email tool, but then I remembered that Google just opened its Apps Marketplace. How long will it be until we see Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace properly integrated into a side bar in Gmail? Moreover, with Chrome OS still on its way, wouldn't it be pretty cool to have a single 'home page' with every new email, forum post, and status update since you last logged in?

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