I just started using Microsoft Outlook 2010. I love the way Outlook connects with Facebook and Linkedin to give me updates on my friends and contacts. However, I couldn’t get Outlook to connect with Govloop. Does anyone know why this is? Is there a workaround? Thanks!
What you’re descibing is the Outlook Social Connector. You couldn’t get it to connect to GovLoop because it only supports a limited set of social networks. Each social network is different and requires that a provider be written for it. So far there are providers for LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, and Windows Live. I expect that GovLoop is to small for Microsoft to create a provider, so it’s likely to be up to some third party to create one (if one is created at all). Note that there still isn’t a Twitter provider and Twitter is much larger than GovLoop.