Sign-in address Type the
name of your user account. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced Click the
Advanced button to configure your connection to
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Configuration
settings are normally set automatically or are set for you by your
Automatically start Communicator when I
log on to Windows Select this option to streamline
startup and automatically sign in and start Communicator each time
you log on to Windows.
Automatically open the contact list when
Communicator starts Select this option if you want
the Communicator Contact List to open each time you start
Communicator. If this option is not selected, the Communicator icon
appears in the Windows notification area (system tray) when
Show me as Inactive when my computer has
been idle for this many minutes Select the amount
of idle time, in minutes, that you want to elapse before your
presence status shows as Inactive. Idle time is logged when your
computer does not receive user input— either from the keyboard,
mouse, or voice commands. The maximum interval of time you can
enter is 60 minutes
Show me as Away when my status has been
Inactive for this many minutes Select the amount of
idle time, in minutes, that you want to elapse before your presence
status shows as Away. Inactive time is logged when your computer
does not receive user input— either from the keyboard, mouse, or
Microsoft Office Outlook
When you select this option, the Communicator Search feature uses
the Office Outlook Contact List as a source of contacts, in
addition to the Global Address List (GAL). And, when you select
Office Outlook as your Personal information manager, all options in
the Personal information manager frame, as described later in this
topic, are available to you.
Display my Outlook Out of Office
information to contacts in my Personal, Team, and Company access
levels. Select this option if you want to display
your Outlook Out of Office message in your Personal
Note box in Communicator and have the Out of Office message
available to others. The Out of Office message can be set by
opening Outlook, clicking Tools, and then
clicking Out of Office Assistant. When this
option is selected and you have specified an Out of Office Message,
the message is visible to other contacts with Personal, Team, or
Company access levels.
Update my presence based on my Outlook
calendar Select this option to update your Presence
status based on your Outlook schedule. For example, when this
option is selected, your Presence status automatically shows as
Busy during scheduled meeting times. After the scheduled meeting
time has elapsed, your Presence status automatically updates to
reflect your new presence status.
Show meeting subject and location to
contacts in my Team access level Select his option
if you want contacts (that you have assigned the Team access level)
to see meeting subject and location for your Outlook meetings.
Save my instant message conversations in
the Outlook Conversation History folder Select this
option if you want instant message conversations to appear in the
Conversation History folder in Outlook.
Save my call logs in the Outlook
Conversation History folder Select this option if
you want a record of your incoming and outgoing calls recorded in
the Conversation History folder in Outlook.
Tip: What is a
conversation or a call and what is the criteria for whether they
appear in the Outlook Conversation History folder?
Any attempt to establish an instant messaging (IM) conversation
is considered a conversation and causes an item to be stored in the
Outlook Conversation History folder. For example, if you send an
instant message to someone who does not respond, the conversation
item is still recorded in the Conversation History folder. A call
is a session that involves any kind of audio. Attempts to place a
call, whether it is audio or video, or any attempt to escalate to
an audio session during an IM session is considered a call, even if
the call goes unanswered.
A conversation or a call starts when you do one of the
Send an IM invitation to another user.
Accept an IM invitation from another user.
Receive an audio or video call (regardless of whether you
Place an audio or video call.
A conversation or a call ends when one of the following
You close the conversation window (using the File/Close or the Close button).
The conversation times out after 10 minutes.
An audio or video call call is ended or forwarded.
You sign out of Communicator or lose connectivity to the
Windows Address Book
Select this option if you want to use the Windows Address Book as a
source for contacts when searching for contacts using the
Communicator Search feature. If you choose the Windows Address Book
instead of Microsoft Office Outlook as your Personal information
manager, the Communicator Search features uses the Windows Address
Book rather than the Microsoft Office Contacts list as an alternate
source for contacts when using Communicator Search. Selecting
Windows Address Book does not replace Communicator Global Address
List as the main source of contacts.
None Select this option if
you only want the Communicator Search feature to return contacts
from the Global Address List. When this option is selected, the
Communicator Search feature does use either the Windows Address
Book or the Outlook Contact list as an alternate source for the