For those of you who are insterested in Lync+WP7, take at look at this video. A colleague (Mikkel Bach Nielsen), his wife (Irit) and I have had some fun in our spare time, trying to create a little WP7-Lync solution. We’ll try to submit it for free on marketplace anytime soon. The solution consists of a:
WP7 application where you can:
Perform normal chat, presence management, note editing etc.
Manage contacts, groups etc in Lync.
View contacts’ calendars.
Search contacts in AD.
Manage multiple profiles – ideal for ie. Consultants and others who could connect to multiple locations. Some of you who notice that we store credentials on the phone (AES enctrypted)…. The server can set a policy preventing this on the devices, and the devices honor that.
A server bundle consisting of:
Backend services facilitating Lync integration via UCMA 3.0.
Backend services facilitating contact calendar integration via managed EWS.
Gateway service exposing all functionality to backend as REST services – called from WP7 app.
We have a customer (law firm) willing to (server software already deployed, test starting in the near future) adopt the solution – and requesting an iPhone client as well – which we could to do using Mono Touch and the same client framework as used in this one for accessing the REST services.
Main page after profile selected, ready to sign in.
Signed in, ready to chat, search, etc.
Chatting – here with “myself” in Microsoft.
Other attendees can be expanded – is updated dynamically.
I can always access my contacts calendars – fetched from exchange. Clicking mail and phone numbers start the appropriate email and phone tasks.
Setting self presence.