OSC Typical Calling Sequences
This section describes the Outlook Social Connector (OSC) typical calling sequences of members in the OSC provider extensibility interfaces, which an OSC provider implements. The typical calling sequences illustrate how and when the OSC uses such interfaces and methods, to let you better determine how to implement a given member on a provider extensibility interface. The actual calling sequence can vary depending on the capabilities returned by the ISocialProvider::GetCapabilities method. Examples of capabilities include the following:
Provider support for getting, caching, or dynamically looking up friends and activities from the social network.
The user interface that the OSC should display for user logon.
The authentication type (for example, forms-based authentication) that the OSC should use.