MSDN Webcast: UCMA API

In this webcast, we present the software development kit (SDK) for the Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API (UCMA) version 1.0. The SDK includes a SIP-based endpoint API that can provide the flexibility and scalability required by advanced developers to build and integrate server applications, such as alert broadcasters, media control units, and instant messaging (IM)…

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Unified Communications Managed API 1.0 SDK Public Beta download pointer

Hi,          This might be a good news to all of you who were searching for the download pointer for UCMA API and difficulty in finding it. Now you can download it without logging into msdn account. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1aaf0e4f-804c-4888-9c7c-81d7f7a6ddef&displaylang=en  I will start posting samples about API usage scenarios now.   This posting is provided “AS IS”…

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UC Managed API (UCMA) v1.0 beta available

I was eagerly waiting since a long time to write about this exciting news, With the public annonucement of OCS 2007 beta, now we have a managed API known as UCMA is publicly available. Before coming out with official name UCMA, we were internally calling it as Ucp.net sdk. This SDK opens up the Sip signaling…

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"Test driven development" – some practical experiences in API development

Since last few years I was reading a lot of discussion about “extreme programing”  and “test driven development”. I decided to explore and apply some of those principles in my own development and within my team. Here are some of the interesting things I would like to share. These experiences are based on a project for developing…

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Office Communicator Web Access is RTM

Finally the official RTM day for Communicator Web Access (CWA) is arrived, its pretty cool to watch the real time presence and IM to your contacts from web based application. For me it was very exciting to deliver my first RTC product in hands of the customer. Its pretty cool application demonstrating the power of AJAX…

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Network programming to real time collaboration

Its long time since I had posted on my blog. I am coming back and will start posting regularly. One of the reason was I moved to the new feature area known as “Real Time Collaboration”. You might have seen the release of Live communication server and office communicator release recently. Very soon our team would be releasing…

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You could help us on application compatibilty verification

Hi,          If you have an application build on .net frameworks 1.0 or .net frameworks 1.1, which is using System.Net classes. If you want to  make sure that your app works behaves as expected on 2.0 we could help.This would also enable you to contribute on our effort for application compatibility verification and make sure application works perfectly…

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Must watch MSDNTV shows on network programming

If you love working on network programming and curious to see the demo of upcoming network programming features in .Net frameworks 2.0, you will love these MSDN  TV shows from our team.  Write Connected Applications Using System.Net Learn how to write better connected apps with System.Net in Visual Studio 2005. Since VS 2003, we’ve significantly enhanced the System.Net…

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7 Habits of successful software company

Yesterday I was looking at one of my longtime favorite book “7 habits of highly effective people” on my desk, I suddenly realize how these habits could easily map and summarize the charactersitics of successful software company. Here is what I come up with Be proactive – Do not wait for customer to create demand or…

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Books on .Net Frameworks Network Programming

Following are the some .Net frameworks programming books, where I worked with author on reviewing the manuscript before publication. Network Programming for the Microsoft .NET Framework ISBN: 073561959X by Jim Ohlund, Lance Olson, Anthony Jones This is an excellent book covering the network class library features for v1.0 and v1.1 of .Net frameworks. I has a wide…

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