New Office Communications Server and Office Communicator FAQ’s

I’ve built a couple of developer focused FAQ’s to make it easier for developers to get started writing applications that leverage OCS and OC. You’ll find the one focused on OCS 2007 R2/OC 2007 R2 here. I’ve put together another one for Microsoft Communications Server “14” and Microsoft Communicator “14” here.  I’ll be updating that…

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Resources for Setting up a SharePoint 2010 Development Environment

When doing SharePoint 2010 Beta development, you have a few options for setting up your development environment, including running a virtualized development environment on Windows Server 2008 R2 in Hyper-V, configuring a Windows 7 developer environment workstation or configuring a Windows 7 VHD for direct boot. When setting up my own development environment, I found…

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Unified Communications @ PDC09

I love the PDC.  Before I joined Microsoft in 2000, I went to every PDC so I could evaluate the future of the Microsoft platform and integrate it into my development and architecture. Since I joined the company, I’ve attended every PDC to share what we’re doing at Microsoft with regards to the future of…

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How to get presence using Office Communicator SDK

Displaying the presence information for the local user or their contacts is a common scenario when adding Unified Communications features to your client applications.   For example, after Office Communicator is installed, Outlook 2007 displays the presence of contacts on the To: and the From: line so the user can make intelligent communication decisions (“should I…

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PDC09 registration open, Unified Communications Futures session posted

Before I joined Microsoft back in 2000, if I could only attend one conference a year it would be the PDC.  The opportunity to get a firsthand look at the future of the Microsoft platform and provide feedback directly to the product teams just couldn’t be passed up.  Other conferences do a great job showing…

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Announcing the OCS 2007 R2 Platform SDKs and New Exchange API…

Today Chris Schindler and I presented a session at the PDC, BB09 – Office Communications Server 2007 and Exchange 2007: Platform Futures.  This is the first time we’ve discussed the new R2 platform SDKs and the new Exchange Web Services Managed API outside of the beta program and the first time we’ve discussed v.Next in…

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I’m here @ PDC08

Flight was on time(ish).  Hotel is close to the convention center.  All my hardware got here in one piece (though there’s actually like 14 pieces).  I’ve been running through my demos and everything is looking good.*   Are you ready for the PDC?  Got sessions and HOLs picked out?   We’re going to be talking…

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Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Announced

We announced the next version of OCS, dubbed Office Communications Server 2007 R2, at VoiceCon Amsterdam 2008 on Monday. OCS 2007 R2 /OC 2007 R2 and the R2 platform SDKs will be released in Feb 2009. I’ve been using OCS 2007 R2, OC 2007 R2 and developing using the R2 platform SDKs since the Alpha…

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UC @ PDC

The PDC (10/26-10/30 in LA) is all about the future of the Microsoft Platform. So it’s appropriate that we’re going to be showing the next generation of OCS 2007, OC 2007 and the UC Platform SDKs for the first time at the PDC. Learn: We’ve got a lot to show in our sessions if you…

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