Cool Tip of the Day 60: Make Phone Calls

can use Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 R2 to make one-click phone
calls to contacts in your Contact List. You can also call optional
numbers by clicking the options arrow to the right of the Call button.

Make a one-click phone call

In the Contact List, click the contact’s Call button.

Call an alternate phone number

In the Contact List, click the arrow to the right of the Call button, and then click the number you want to call.

Enter a phone number to call

Type the number in the Search box, and then click the Call button next to the number as it appears in the Search Results box.
You can enter an internal phone extension, an external number, an
alphanumeric number such as 425-555-TAXI, or a contact’s name.

Invite someone to a call

In the Conversation window, click the Invite button, and then select a contact, enter a name, or enter a number to call.


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Neeti Gupta
Product Manager, UC Technical Audience Marketing

Published Monday, July 27, 2009 6:39 PM

Comments (5)

  1. i have downloaded that version 2007 R2 says:

    but it does not have available the option to CALL

    please help

    I have reisntalled it three times and it is the same..

  2. Brendan says:

    Any way to set up pauses — for example I call a conference number and need to wait for a prompt and then enter a passcode; or when I call a business that needs an extension — it would be great to enable this via the dial string

  3. Juliana says:

    Haven't been able to complete 90% of my calls lately…

  4. Arun Hamzah says:

    Please troubleshhoot my communicator does not work anymore I can`t make a call

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