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Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit by Microsoft OCS Team, Stephanie Lindsey, Rick Kingslan, Mitch Tulloch, Kintan Brahmbhatt, John Clarkson, James O'Neil, Hao Yan, Byron Spurlock, Jochen Kunert, Rui Maximo, Jeremy Buch

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Understanding Instant Messaging

Instant messaging is already widely in use and fairly well understood. It involves two or more individuals communicating with each other using text messages. However, the point of this section is to explain how instant messaging works and to identify the pieces of the system that enable it. Knowing this should help with troubleshooting messaging problems and make it easier to understand how to build applications and integrate systems that work alongside instant messaging.

Overview of the Instant Messaging Scenario

This example walks Jeremy Los through using his Communicator 2007 client from his office to communicate and interact with coworkers. Instant messaging, sending hyperlinks and emoticons, sharing files, sharing ...

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