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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Integration with Outlook

One of the strongest areas of integration for the Communicator client is with Outlook. When the Communicator client is installed, it adds hooks into the Outlook view that integrate into contact information. For example, when an e-mail is received in Outlook, you can immediately see Presence information for any Lync Server users that are listed in any of the To, CC, or From fields. This immediately tells the recipient whether these people are available. By placing the mouse over a name with Presence information, you receive information about the users and are presented an interface that contains many of the Communicator buttons, as shown in Figure 22.9.

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