Office Communicator 2007 R2
Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 provides a streamlined communications experience and offers easy connectivity for users no matter where they are or what communications method they choose. With rich presence awareness, software-powered voice capabilities, enterprise-class instant messaging (IM), multi-party audio, video and desktop sharing, and integration with Microsoft Office 2007 applications, you can connect and collaborate from any location that has Internet connectivity.
Office Communicator 2007 R2 provides an immediate, visual representation of a person’s availability with the presence indicator. As a core element of Office Communicator 2007 R2, presence helps you make good communication choices by providing detailed information about a person’s availability and status. Before contacting a person, you can see whether the person is available, busy, on a mobile device, on a desk phone or away from his or her desk. This saves time and improves the chances of finding the right person quickly.
Office Communicator 2007 R2 helps you keep things simple by bringing together the various ways you communicate in one place. Whether you prefer instant messaging, audio, or video, it is all available in one application. Start an instant messaging conversation with a colleague, invite more people to the conversation as the topic grows, switch to voice for clarification, and add video conferencing with simple one-click actions.
Conversations can become even richer when you share video in high definition with a colleague. Office Communicator 2007 R2 now supports HD and VGA modes, which become dynamically available based on processor speed and network conditions.
Software powered voice capabilities mean you can forward calls to your team so they can cover for you while you are away. Team members see when a call is transferred on your behalf in the incoming prompt, and you get a notification in e-mail for any call answered by a member. You can even set delegates who can make and receive calls on your behalf.
With the desktop sharing capability, you can easily collaborate with your colleagues, team members and partners without the costly overhead of Organising elaborate meetings. Everyone can see the same information and you can also share control of your desktop for more active collaboration, which allows you and remote colleagues to collaborate on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets as if you were sitting at the same desk.
Seamless integration with the Microsoft Office suite offers communication options when users are working in Microsoft Office applications, without having to switch to a different program or method of communication. You can begin a conversation in e-mail and escalate to add voice and video. You can also share your desktop with a colleague for easy collaboration or schedule an audio or Web conference from Microsoft Office Outlook and invite users outside of your Organisation for a more formal, scheduled meeting experience.
Office Communicator 2007 R2 provides all of its capabilities from any location via a simple Internet connection. There is no need for a secure tunnel (VPN connection) to the corporate network. With security-enhanced VoIP, IM, and desktop sharing, you can be accessible whether you are in your office or traveling, helping you to communicate effectively and stay competitive in today’s fast-paced work environment.
You can stay connected on one or multiple devices using the same sign-in credentials and work identity. Connect from your desktop PC, a public Internet kiosk using Communicator Web Access, your Microsoft Windows Mobile device using Office Communicator Mobile, or your IP phone running Office Communicator Phone Edition. Choose any of these options or all of them to get the most out of your communications experience.