Customizing Lync Controls

The Lync controls were designed to mimic the look and feel of the Lync desktop client interface. This feature makes it very easy to integrate Lync functionality into your website or application with very little additional work. However, there are times when the exact interface presented by Lync does not match the requirements of your…

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Using the Search Controls

In our last post, we introduced the Lync Controls SDK, and demonstrated how easy it is to create a simple application using these controls to show a contact card. Now, we will explore the search functionality provided by this SDK, and use it to build another simple application. Begin by creating and opening a Visual…

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Hello, Lync!

Getting started with Lync controls is actually quite easy. In this post, we will explore the basic steps required to create a sample application using Lync controls, and then we will run a simple “Hello, Lync” application which shows a presence indicator with photo. Creating your first Lync Controls project We’ll use the WPF application…

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What are Lync Controls?

Some of the most exciting features included with the Lync Client Platform SDK are the new user interface controls for WPF and Silverlight.  These controls enable many of the most commonly accessed features of Lync to be embedded, quickly and easily, in line of business applications.  Connectivity is a snap, because all of these controls…

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Introducing the Microsoft Lync Client Platform SDK

Microsoft Lync is the new name for the next generation of Microsoft’s highly successful Communicator product.  The Microsoft Lync Client Platform SDK makes its debut with this release, and provides developers with a powerful set of tools for creating highly connected business applications which integrate all of Lync’s most exciting features.  The SDK has two…

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