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Programming for Unified Communications with Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2 by Micosoft Office Communications Server Team, Oscar Newkerk, Chris Mayo, Vishwa Ranjan, Kurt De Ding, Rui Maximo

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Unified Communications APIs

Just as Windows makes it easy to develop graphical user interface (GUI) applications, Office Communications Server extends this user interface to voice and IM applications. Because of the software-based nature of the platform and its rich public API set offering, UC APIs can undoubtedly be used to create many different applications that build on Office Communications Server and Exchange Server. There are at least three types of applications that developers can build with UC APIs. These are as follows:

  • Contextual collaboration. Integrating modalities and context into existing and new enterprise applications to facilitate communications between humans.

  • Business process communications. Applications that contact users based ...

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