The Contact List in Office Communicator 2007 R2 contains the following new features for managing your phone contacts, call-forwarding groups, and current conversations.
Sort by Display Name in any view. Whether you choose the
Access Levels, or
Tagged Contactsview, you now have the option of sorting the
contacts alphabetically by display name instead of presence state
so that your Contact List can be used as an address book.
Phone number contacts. You can add outside phone numbers to
your Contact List so that you can conveniently call people, such as
friends and family members, who do not have Communicator. You can
type a phone number in the search box and then move it to your
Contact List. Or, if you have recently dialed a phone number, the
phone number appears in your Contact List under Recent Contacts and
you can move it to your Contact List.
New Groups in the Contact List for Delegates and Team-Call
Group. In Communicator 2007 R2, you can display a
Team-Call Groupor a
Delegatesgroup in your Contact List. These two groups are
determined by how you have configured your Call Forwarding
settings. If you have set up a team-call group for the Team Call
feature, you can display your Team-Call Group in the Contact List.
For details, see
Team Call in
Office Communicator. If you have configured delegates who will
be using Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Attendant
to answer your calls and make calls on your behalf, you can display
your Delegates group in the Contact List. For details, see
in Office Communicator. Note that you cannot add contacts to
these groups in the Contact List by dragging and dropping contacts
into them. Because these features must be configured in your Call
Forwarding Settings, if you try to drag a contact into one of these
groups, a message will appear asking if you want to open the
Call Forwarding Settingsdialog box.
New Current Conversations group. When you have one or more
active Communicator conversations, a new group called
Current Conversationsappears in Communicator at the top of
your Contact List. You can use this group to quickly scan your
active conversations. You can also navigate quickly to one of the
conversations in the list by double-clicking it.
“Last active” presence information is available to Company
Access Level. Contacts who are assigned an access level of
Companycan see how long you have been away when your status
Out of Office. Previously, only contacts who had access
Teamcould see this information.