Microsoft retiring its talent attraction and onboarding apps

The software giant will be transitioning users to systems like LinkedIn Talent Hub.

Microsoft is preparing to retire some of its existing human resources apps, rebranding its first human-capital-management (HCM) offering, Dynamics 365 Talent, which was launched in 2017, to Dynamics 365 Human Resources, which will go live in February 2020.  The new platform will re-focus its product roadmap toward HR and away from the talent and hiring-related needs that LinkedIn already offers.

It is the Dynamics 365 Talent apps that are used particularly for talent attraction and onboarding that will be winded down but remain accessible until February 1, 2022. Microsoft says that companies still using these apps will be transitioned customers to other solutions including LinkedIn Talent Hub and LinkedIn's Recruiter System Connect, which connects with other ATS providers

Having bought LinkedIn in 2016 for around R382 billion in what was then the largest acquisition in Microsoft's history, the software giant appears to be starting to make more use of those assets instead of letting LinkedIn function as an independent entity.

LinkedIn recently announced the launch of LinkedIn Talent Hub, an application tracking system for sourcing, managing and hiring, which is built on top of the core LinkedIn network. 

It gives talent professionals the tools they need to be even more effective in the entire hiring process, from sourcing talent to onboarding. It is built onto their new platform and puts the entire candidate journey, from to hiring, in talent professionals’ hands with a beautiful design and seamless experience.