Cool Tip of the Day 3: Start/Join an Unscheduled Conference Call

In Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 R2, you can make unscheduled phone
conference calls to selected contacts or a group in your Contact List.
You can also start a conference call from your mobile phone or from a
new phone number that you specify, such as to a hotel room number when
you are traveling.

Start a conference call with multiple contacts or a group

  1. In the Contact List, do one of the following:
    • To select multiple contacts, hold the CTRL key, and then select the
      contacts that you want to call. Right-click the last contact, and then
      point to Start a Conference Call.
    • To select a group, right-click the group, and then point to Start a Conference Call.
  2. From the Start a Conference Call menu, do one of the following:
    • To start the call from your default calling device, click Communicator under Start Conference Now Using.
    • Under Start Conference by Calling Me At, click a phone number. Communicator
      calls the number and joins you to the conference when you answer the

Join an Unscheduled Conference Call

To join an unscheduled conference call using Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 R2, do the following:

In the conference invitation alert, click the left pane. The alert appears in the bottom right of your computer screen.

Click New Number, enter the number, and then click OK.




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Neeti Gupta
Product Manager, UC Technical Audience Marketing

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:00 AM

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