Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 supports several types of client software for your organization’s users, including computer-installed client software, Web-based clients, and mobile devices:
Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2is the primary client
software for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides
presence, contact management, instant messaging (IM), conferencing,
and telephony features.
Microsoft Office Communicator Web Accessis a Web-based
client that provides Office Communications Server 2007 R2 services
to users without requiring local installation of client software.
For details, see
in the Planning and
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group
Chatenables users to engage in persistent, ongoing IM
conversations and to access channel content, including files,
links, and text.
Microsoft Office Live Meeting Clientis a data collaboration
and audio/video (A/V) client for both Office Communications Server
2007 R2 and the hosted Microsoft Live Meeting service.
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendantis
an integrated call management application that enables a user (for
example, a receptionist or an administrative assistant) to manage
multiple conversations at once through rapid call handling, IM, and
Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile for Windows
Mobileprovides IM, enhanced presence, and telephony for users
in your organization who are connecting from a smartphone or
Windows Professional mobile device. For details, see
in the Planning and
Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Editionis a
USB-attached intelligent Internet Protocol (IP) phone that supports
placing and receiving calls, enhanced presence, and client audio
capabilities for Web conferences.
Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlookis an
Outlook conference scheduling client for Office Communications
Server 2007 R2.
During your planning phase, use the information in this section to determine which clients to deploy and how to approach your deployment strategy. Then review the client deployment documentation for each client to determine any considerations that might affect your deployment plan. Client deployment documentation includes the following: