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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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The Office Communicator Automation API is a great solution for the contextual collaboration scenario for the following reasons:

  • Developer productivity. Using the Office Communicator Automation API to take advantage of the functionality in Office Communicator 2007 R2 is much faster than building a real-time communications solution from scratch.

  • Proven solution. The Office Communicator Automation API is already in use, providing contextual collaboration features in Outlook 2007 as well as other Microsoft products.

  • Ease of use. Users already using Office Communicator 2007 R2 are familiar with the user interface when integrated in your application.

However, keep in mind that when using the Office Communicator Automation API, your ...

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