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Conceptual Overview

Conceptual Overview

This content is no longer actively maintained. It is provided as is, for anyone who may still be using these technologies, with no warranties or claims of accuracy with regard to the most recent product version or service release.

Use the Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0 SDK to create and deploy SIP-based applications for real-time communications and collaboration. The intended applications can be client-based or server-based (for application servers) and can be written in Microsoft .NET Framework supported C#. Application developers who must deal with the scalability issues may find the Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0 SDK especially helpful.

This section provides technical information about the Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0 SDK. It is intended for application developers who are interested in creating and deploying SIP-based applications for real-time communications and collaboration using Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0. The documentation consists of a general overview of the Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0 SDK, a quick hands-on orientation to using Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0, and the Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0 Reference. Application developers who must deal with the scalability issues might find the Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0 SDK especially helpful.

The Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0 SDK is one of the Microsoft Unified Communications products that complement each other in their support of various application needs for real-time communications and collaboration. The following table summarizes the main features and intended benefits of each product.

Unified Communications API Description

Unified Communications Managed API version 1.0

A .NET Framework-based API for creating and deploying server-like or middle-tiered real-time communications applications. It is especially useful for applications with high scalability requirements.

Unified Communications Client API

A COM-based API for creating and deploying client side real-time collaboration applications. Microsoft Office Communicator is a desktop client built on the Unified Communications Client API.

Office Communicator API

A COM Automation API to enable programmatic access to Office Communicator. It is useful for applications that extend Office Communicator to offer customized functionalities.

Communicator Web Access API

An AJAX Service-based API for creating browser-based client applications. It is especially useful for applications that must be operating system independent.

Office Communications Server API

For managing servers and creating server applications.

Live Meeting Service API

An XML-formatted API for programmatically accessing Microsoft Office Live Meeting Web Service.

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