The proposed commitments
To address the competition concerns identified by the Commission in the professional social network services market, Microsoft offered a series of commitments. These commitments include:
- ensuring that PC manufacturers and distributors would be free not to install LinkedIn on Windows and allowing users to remove LinkedIn from Windows should PC manufacturers and distributors decide to preinstall it.
- allowing competing professional social network service providers to maintain current levels of interoperability with Microsoft's Office suite of products through the so-called Office add-in program and Office application programming interfaces.
- granting competing professional social network service providers access to "Microsoft Graph", a gateway for software developers.
The commitments will apply in the EEA for a period of five years and will be monitored by a trustee." 'via Blog this'