Speech Server 2007 vs UCMA v2.0 WF activites

I am planning a series of blog posts that will show you how to create UCMA WF applications that can answer the telephone with speech recognition and speech synthesis abilities. However before I do that I HAVE to explain the differences between UCMA and Speech Server so that there is no confusion.   Speech Server…


CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) w/ Office Communications Server

Side Note: I know I haven’t blogged much recently, but I’ve changed roles within Microsoft, been on parental leave and busy working with customers. However I am planning a series of post about creating UC solutions.. I get this question a lot, “Does Office Communications Server integrate with CTI?”  The Answer: It depends Why do…


New UC API Samples Released!

A few new code samples have been released on various UC APIs. I haven’t checked them all our yet, but I can speak a little to the “Integrating Web Chat Functionality” as I know the guy who wrote it… The Web Chat Functionality sample shows you how you can have anonymous web users have an IM conversation with…


Sending SMS messages via Communicator

If you are using PIC (Public IM Connectivity) in OCS, you can send SMS messages to any capable phone in North America, via AOL’s SMS Gateway simply by sending a message to an E.164 normalized phone number. IE: +16128591899 and appending the AOL domain name, aol.com. While this is fairly useful by itself, for it…


Unified Communications Developer Labs

I was checking out the UC Developer Portal recently and It seems it is not up to date on the available Virtual Labs for UC Developers, as it only list 5. For a more up to date list, you can visit this URL:http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/AdvancedSearch.aspx?culture=en-US#culture=en-US;advanced=true;sortKey=;sortOrder=;pageEvent=false;startDate=7/21/2008;endDate=12/31/2008;kwdAny=;countryId=US;languageCode=en;audience=2;products=170;eventType=4;searchcontrol=yes;s=1 It looks like these Vitual Labs cover the UC AJAX and Communicator Automation in…


Re: Presence in WPF

Michiel van Oudheusden from e-office, has taken the challenge to actually hook up the the WPF Presence bubble screensaver to Communicator to show presence of your contacts! http://unified-communications-development.blogspot.com/ The blog belongs to Joachim Farla and Marc Wetters of e-office. Make sure to check out some of the other post.


Presence in WPF

A very interesting article on using WPF to display presence by Erik Klimczak from Clarity Consulting. It goes more into the WPF side, than the actual presence, but you need to know how to make your presence bubbles look good too! I love the example of creating a screen saver out of it, It doesn’t…


Integrating Speech Server with Office Communications Server

While Speech Server is apart of Office Communications Server, the two do not rely on each and actually do not integrate with each other out of the box. However that doesn’t mean it can not be done. There are two main scenarios which I am always asked about are: 1.) Communicator Calls to Speech Server2.)…


Microsoft TechEd 2008 Developers June 3-6 – Orlando, FL

Bill Gates will be doing the Keynote and probably one of his last before he retires. I’ll be doing a couple of sessions at TechEd on Speech Server with Albert Kooiman.  You can check out sessions, events, register, etc.. at www.msteched.com  If you are attending drop me a line and let’s make some time for a…