Julian (the UC and Exchange guru in my team) send around a link to an add-in for Outlook that allows the tight integration of Office Communicator. Now I can click to call or IM anyone really quickly from Outlook without having to open up the Office Communicator client - Sweet!
To download the client go here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Communicator4Outlook/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=816
To install download the setup.zip file and making sure Outlook is closed, run setup. Once installation is complete re-open Outlook and then follow these steps to activate the add-in:
- From the Outlook menu choose Tools --> Trust Center --> AddIns.
- At the bottom choose Manage COM AddIn, Click Go, check the Microsoft.Communicator.Addin checkbox.