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August 25, 2005

Microsoft and Partners Bring Presence to Business Process Applications

Posted by David Hunter at 12:36 PM ET.

Press Release:

Microsoft Corp. today introduced controls and new sample code for Microsoft® Office Live Communications Server 2005, designed to make it easier for developers to combine presence and real-time collaboration capabilities with line-of-business applications. Software providers, such as BrightWork,, Meridio Inc., OSIsoft Inc., Siebel Systems Inc. and Singularity Ltd., are integrating presence and real-time collaboration features into their productivity and line-of-business applications to help make workers more productive and help people communicate more efficiently across organizations of all sizes.

Tightly abstracting:

Controls and new samples include these:

- Presence Controls for Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 (previously called Real-Time Collaboration Presence Toolkit) enable developers using Microsoft Visual Studio® development system to easily insert presence icons into applications to provide status information of contacts.

- Role Agent Sample for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 provides a sample implementation of role-based instant messaging and presence.

- Custom Alerting Application Sample for Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 shows how to build an application that allows team members to determine whether other team members are online, and to send an instant notification to those members.

There are also details on what each of the partners is doing with “presence.”

Filed under Alliances, Office Communications Server, Servers

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