Overview of Customization

Communications Server 2007

With Office Communications Server 2007, administrators can add organization-specific elements to the Communicator 2007 user interface. Customization enables a company or organization deploying Office Communications Server to provide links, content, or Web-based applications in the Office Communicator window.

There are various ways to customize Communicator 2007 to meet the needs of your organization. For example, you can add:

  • A Help menu item specific to your organization.
  • Tabbed pages for displaying Web-based content in the Office Communicator window.
  • Menu commands that launch an application and pass contact and user information to it.
  • Presence states that provide customized information about contact availability.
  • Communicator shell commands that can be invoked from other applications with contact Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) as arguments.
  • Custom text that appears in the instant messaging window.

The following sections discuss each of these options in more detail.