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Microsoft's LinkedIn Commitments in the European Union

In connection with its December 2016 acquisition of LinkedIn, Microsoft entered into a set of commitments with the European Commission. The commitments are planned to remain in effect through December 6, 2021, and are being overseen by an independent monitoring trustee. Pursuant to the commitments, Microsoft agreed to take certain steps to ensure that European users of Windows and Office1 will continue to have choice in their use of professional social networking services with those products.

Read more about the specific steps Microsoft agreed to take in the commitments (PDF, Download Microsoft Reader).


1 For purposes of the commitments, “Office” means Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 2013 (and later) desktop clients for Windows PCs.