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Publishing and Subscribing

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When a Microsoft Office Communications client or custom client sends a request to Office Communications Server asking the server to store and disseminate a category of information such as user status, the client publishes a category. Alternatively, if a client sends a request to Office Communications Server asking the server to return a previously published category, the client subscribes to a category. For a definition of category, see Terminology.

Describes the general programming pattern for adding, modifying, or removing a set of category instances and provides procedures for adding a category instance for publication, updating the category instance, and removing the category instance from the publication.

Describes the general programming pattern for creating a subscription request for enhanced presence categories published by users.

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