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Technical, how to articles related to Microsoft Office Communication Server, RTC API, UCCP SDK, CWA AJAX SDK
Adding customized presence states to Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

By default, communicator supports presence states like Available, Busy, Do Not Disturb etc..., you can however add variations to these states (supported states are: online, busy and do-not-disturb) by adding a registry entry and creating an XML file that will define presence states. A maximum of four presence states can be defined.

posted @ Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:32 PM | Feedback (0) |

Trace Logging in OCS 2007 and Communicator 2007 (*.ETL files)

In earlier versions of OCS i.e. LCS 2005 flat file logging was used and requested by OCS support engineers to troubleshoot issues. With OCS 2007 release flat file logging has been replaced by ETL logging. ETL refers to Event Trace Log.

posted @ Tuesday, December 04, 2007 9:03 PM | Feedback (0) |

Customizing Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 "Help Menu"

You can add your custom link to Communicator help menu. This allows you to push customized help content to your OCS users. Administrators can configure this using group policy setting.

posted @ Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:57 PM | Feedback (0) |

Enable "Appear Offline" status option in Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

By default, this status option is not available in Communicator Client. However you can apply registry tweak to get this status option.

posted @ Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:51 PM | Feedback (0) |

Making URLs clickable in Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 and 2007

By default URLs are not clickable in Communicator. However you can apply registry tweak to make them clickable and launch them in your default browser.

posted @ Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:45 PM | Feedback (0) |

Adding custom menu items to Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 menus

You can add your own customized menu items to a number of menus in Microsoft Office Communicator. Office Communicator will launch your application and pass the SipUri of logged in user and selected users when the custom menu item is selected.

posted @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 5:45 PM | Feedback (0) |

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Shell extensions

Office Communicator shell extensions allow you to quickly launch conversation windows using command line parameters.

posted @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 5:17 PM | Feedback (0) |

Extending Office Communicator 2007 user interface by adding one or more custom tab pages

This article specifies the process of extending Office Communicator user interface by adding tab pages that can render web content to the Office Communicator window. These custom tab would appear below the buddy list. These custom pages can display web pages, java applets, Adobe Flash/Flex applications, ActiveX controls etc...

posted @ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 4:15 PM | Feedback (0) |

Updating privacy/watchers list using RTC API 1.3 (VB.NET)

In context of RTC API watcher refers to the entity that has subscribed to receive presence of another entity say an IRTCBuddy. A user can specify buddies that are either allowed or blocked to see his online status. This article explains the process of updating user privacy list.

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2007 8:58 PM | Feedback (0) |

IM Sessions unleashed using RTC API 1.3 (VB.NET)

IM sessions support multi parties. This article demonstrates the process of creating an IM session and adding participants to the IM session.

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2007 6:50 PM | Feedback (0) |

Searching users using RTC 1.3 API (VB.NET)

This article demonstrates the process of searching users using RTC 1.3 API

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2007 6:28 PM | Feedback (0) |

Login process using RTC 1.3 API (VB.NET)

This article demonstrates the process of logging into Live Communications Server (also known as Office Communication Server) using RTC 1.3 API.

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2007 6:11 PM | Feedback (0) |

Configuring Certificates for Communicator Web Access

This article specifies the process of installing and configuring certificates on domain controller, server hosting Communicator Web Access.

posted @ Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:54 PM | Feedback (0) |