With Office Communications Server 2007 R2, administrators can add organization-specific elements to the Communicator 2007 R2 user interface. Customization enables a company or organization deploying Office Communications Server to provide links, content, or Web-based applications in the Office Communicatorwindow.

There are various ways to customize Communicator 2007 R2 to meet the needs of your organization. For example, you can add custom tabs to the Office Communicator window, add custom presence states, and add commands to Communicator 2007 R2 menus. You can also integrate Communicator 2007 R2 with any third-party online collaboration program, add Help menu items, add custom text to the instant messaging window, and execute the Communicator shell.

The following sections discuss each of these options in more detail.