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Customizing Lync 2010

 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-17

This section describes how to use client policies and XML files to add the following custom features to Microsoft Lync 2010:

  • Menu commands that pass contextual information to an external application

  • Presence states specific to your organization

  • Help menu modifications that link to your organization’s version of Lync 2010 Help

  • A Help or troubleshooting link that appears at the end of every Lync 2010 error message

  • Warnings or disclaimers that appear in the Conversation window at the start of an instant messaging (IM) session

importantImportant:
Lync 2010 does not support adding custom tabs to the Lync main window. Feedback from customers and developers indicated that using a custom command to pass contextual information to an external application was a more usable and more discoverable integration option for end users.
For details about adding custom commands to Lync 2010, see Adding Commands to Lync 2010 Menus and Integrating a Third-Party Collaboration Application with Lync 2010.

This section also describes how to initiate a Lync 2010 conversation from another application by using Lync 2010 command-line parameters.

For details about additional ways to customize Lync 2010, see the resources listed in the following table.

 

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Add Lync 2010 functionality to a custom application

Lync Controls

“Lync Controls” in the Microsoft Lync 2010 SDK at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=201995

Integrate a web application with the Lync Conversation window

Lync Extensibility window

“Launching Applications in the Lync Extensibility Window” in the Lync SDK at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=201995

Automate the Lync 2010 user interface from another application

Microsoft Lync 2010 API Automation class

“Extensibility API Concepts” in the Lync SDK at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=201995

Modify Lync 2010 behavior, available features, and default settings

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 management tools

Lync Server Management Shell documentation

 
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