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Communicator 2007 R2 Enhanced Presence Interop Developers Guide

This section describes how developers can use the enhanced presence features of the Microsoft Unified Communications platform to create Unified Communications applications that operate either in cooperation or in parallel with Microsoft Office Communicator. This paper is targeted at software developers and includes the following topics:

  • An overview of presence and enhanced presence features
  • How Office Communicator uses Unified Communications presence capabilities
  • Applying access control to presence information
  • Publishing and subscribing specific presence information
  • Examples of Unified Communications applications that interoperate with Office Communicator

This section presents an overview of how the enhanced presence data model works, describe in detail how Office Communicator uses the data model, and provide examples of how custom applications can use the data model to either interoperate with Office Communicator or to co-exist with Office Communicator without interfering with its functionality.

What Is Enhanced Presence?

Explains the features of enhanced presence

Unified Communications SDKs

Describes the software development kits that available for using enhanced presence with Unified Communications

Enhanced Presence Data Model

Describes the publication and subscription data model behind enhanced presence

How Office Communicator Uses Enhanced Presence

Explains how Office Communicator uses the enhanced presence data model

Presence Scenarios for Custom Applications

Lists several possible scenarios for applications that use Unified Communications enhanced presence and suggests strategies for implementation

Table of Office Communicator Containers and Categories

Lists all the containers and categories used by Office Communicator, with IDs, names, and short descriptions