The Linkedin Connector is now "dead". Office 365 business users can connect to their Linkedin account and sync them to Outlook via Options, People in Outlook on the web.
As many users of the LinkedIn provider for Outlook's Social Connector learned a couple of weeks ago, they would no longer be receiving information about their LinkedIn contacts, specifically, the LinkedIn Contact folder will be removed and feeds won't sync. For the time being, LinkedIn contacts and profile photos are still syncing with Outlook.
In anticipation of this change, Microsoft released an update that hides the LinkedIn provider in Outlook. However, users can re-enable it by editing the registry.
String value: TrustedProvidersList
Value data: OscAddIn.LinkedInProvider
A ready-to-use reg file is available here:
The announcement from LinkedIn reads:
As an active user of LinkedIn for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector, we wanted to make sure we let you know that on March 9, we will no longer support LinkedIn for Microsoft Outlook Social Connector in Outlook 2003, 2007, and 2010. This means that LinkedIn information about your email contacts will not be visible in those Outlook versions.
Our team is working with Microsoft to build even more powerful tools to help you stay connected with your professional world. Until then you can get similar capabilities with the “LinkedIn for Outlook” app for Outlook 2013 from the Office Store.
Update: The LinkedIn for Outlook app is no longer available.