The Outlook Social Connector (OSC) Provider Reference describes how to develop an OSC provider by using OSC provider extensibility. If you are new to developing solutions for Outlook, see Selecting an API or Technology for Developing Outlook Solutions to identify the APIs and technologies that are most appropriate for your needs. This section gives an overview of the OSC, how an OSC provider can be useful, quick steps for learning to develop a provider, technical requirements, best practices for developing a provider, and what’s new in this release.
Provides an architectural view of how the OSC connects Outlook users with social networks. Also defines the way that common terms, like "social networks," "friends," "non-friends," and "contacts" are used in the rest of this reference.