This section walks through the steps required to build a contextual collaboration solution using the Office Communicator Automation API and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. This application provides a solution for the inventory request scenario described earlier in this chapter by doing the following:
Displaying application-specific contact lists for employees to call other stores to make inventory requests
Launching application-specific conversations directly from the application
Accepting application-specific conversations in the application and displaying the context of the application
When building a contextual collaboration solution, you want to display application-specific contact ...