Topic Last Modified: 2008-08-22
Use Office Communications SDKs and APIs to develop applications that enable access to people and information anywhere, any time, on any device.
Office Communications applications can provide:
Business Process Communications
Anywhere Information Access
Systems Interop and Communications Management
Following are overviews that indicate which SDKs and API sets are appropriate for the previously listed purposes. The links in these overviews point to developer documentation hosted at Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), where you can find more detailed information.
Integrate presence, IM, voice, video, and data collaboration into business productivity applications, so that the people in your enterprise can communicate with each other without having to leave the applications in which they normally work.
Integrate presence and add click-to-call capability to Microsoft applications using the Office Communicator 2007 Automation API, or into other Windows applications using the Unified Communications Client 1.0 SDK.
Integrate presence into non-Windows browsers using the Unified Communications AJAX 2007 SDK or the Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 SDK.
Develop presence-aware, multimodal, real-time communications applications to reduce the human latency between steps in workflow processing, thereby further optimizing the end-to-end processing time for a business workflow.
Develop bots, alerts and notification applications, and enhanced workflow applications using the Unified Communications Managed API 2.0 SDK.
Extend the reach of business information and services to a variety of communications devices. Develop voice-based information portals and customizable automated self-service agents that enhance the productivity of your enterprise's mobile workforce.
Bridge systems with communications applications that interoperate with your existing communications investments. Develop applications that manage daily communications.
Develop applications for mixed systems environments using the SIP Managed Application API of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Server SDK.
Build ethical walls, custom disclaimer mechanisms, and dial plan validators using the message routing and filtering capability of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Server SDK.