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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Scott Hanselman builds an Embodied Social Proxy using Office Communicator SDK and Exchange Web Services

Scott remotely works @ Microsoft.  To give himself a physical presence on campus, he’s used some off-the-shelf hardware nad the UC platform SDKs to build himself a physical proxy with integrated calendar via Exchange Web Services and presence/click-to-call using the OC SDK. Not only a fun/cool science project, but a great example of how software…

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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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How to save IM conversations using Office Communicator SDK

Archiving the contents of an IM conversation using the Office Communicator SDK is something that I get asked about pretty routinely.  For example, let’s say that you want to launch an IM call from your application using the OC SDK and archive that conversation to be retrieved later (displaying all the application specific conversations in…

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How to send IM text using Office Communicator SDK

When starting call from your application using the Office Communicator Automation API, it’s often helpful to send some IM text to provide some context for the call (often using data from your application).  For example, Outlook 2007 does this when you start a conversation using the IM and Call features from an email.   When…

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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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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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