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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Developer FAQ

    Use this FAQ to help you get started with the OCS 2007 R2 and OC 2007 R2 development. Please ping me with any additions, comments or feedback! Q: What can I build? A: On the client side you can integrate OC 2007 R2 features into your client applications (presence, contact list and click-to-call...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 look under the Unified...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Developers 2008 is Packed with UC Development Content

    Everyone that touches the UC products and SDK is heads down getting ready for TechEd 2008. It's going to be awesome. First, we've great breakout sessions to show you how to build communications features into your apps, like IM, voice and video. We've also got Interactive Theatre sessions where we...
  • Blog Post: Cool UC Demo on Ch. 9

    It would seem that I've finally come up for air... I know what you're thinking, nobody can hold their breath for *that* long... Anyway, I've got a back log of cool stuff to share over the next few weeks, starting with this demo we did at the Office Developer Confernce 2008 keynote given by Gurdeep...
  • Blog Post: 7 UC Dev Sessions at TechEd Developers 2007 Europe!

    TechEd Developers 2007 Europe is in Barcelona Spain on 11/5-11/9/2007 this year. I'm very excited about this year since we're going to have a total of 7 sessions focused on developing with the UC platform, including OC 2007 SDK, OCS 2007 SDK, UCCP, UCMA, CWA AJAX APIs and Speech Server. Sign up for...
  • Blog Post: Unified Communications Launch in San Fransisco, 10/16/2007

    The worldwide launch of our UC platform (Office Communications Server 2007, Office Communicator 2007 and Unifed Messaging with Exchange) is next week. You can find details here . The day kicks off with a keynote by Jeff Raikes and Bill Gates followed by technical sessions in verious areas (configuration...
  • Blog Post: JCalev Answers Common Questions from TechEd

    Joe Calev, a SDE for the UC platform, wrote a great blog entry that answers a lot of the common questions we heard at TechEd while talking to customers. http://blogs.msdn.com/jcalev/archive/2007/06/08/common-questions-from-teched.aspx Check out Joe's blog entries on UCMA development. Very in depth...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 1.0 SDK Public Beta - Now Available on Public Downloads

    The UCMA API is up on the public downloads site! The UCMA library is used to write SIP servers for broadcast IM, query response bots, etc. used managed code (C# or VB.NET). This is the API that I used in my UNC340 session at TechEd. I'll post the slides and code from that session later today. Check...
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