The 31 million business professionals registered on LinkedIn now have access to upgraded search features.
New offerings include search suggestions for querying contacts, streamlined search results, modified search, customized view — which puts in-network contacts at the top of the search results — and the ability to save searches. What's more, users no longer have to switch tabs when reviewing results for those beyond their own networks. Search now incorporates all relevant profiles.
Finally, a take action feature enables users to send introductory InMails to other professionals through a shared contact, for example.
Earlier this month LinkedIn added cloud computing functionalities to its network.