New Instructor-Led Training: Introduction to Office Communicator

Microsoft now offers a free instructor-led session that introduces key Office Communicator usage scenarios through live demonstrations and hands-on activities.

This live course is held in a virtual classroom via Office Live Meeting. It will allow you hands-on experience to build knowledge, skills, and confidence to use Office Communicator more effectively.

In this high-level overview, we will explore the following features:

  • Instant Messaging: Need a fast answer to a question? Use Office Communicator to easily find a contact and start an Instant Messaging (IM) conversation.
  • Presence: Use presence status to determine if and when a contact is available for an IM conversation or audio call. Set your own presence status to indicate how and when contacts can reach you.
  • Contact Management: Build your Communicator contact list for the way you work. You can add distribution groups or organize contacts into your own custom groups.
  • Audio and Video: Make or receive audio calls using your computer. If you have a webcam, you can add real-time video to your conversation.
  • Desktop Sharing: Share your desktop during an instant messaging session to collaborate or edit documents with a single colleague or an entire team.
  • Office Application Integration: View a contact’s presence status and start communicating from within your Office applications, including Microsoft Office Outlook and SharePoint.
  • Add a Live Meeting: Use the Meet Now option to quickly start a new conference and invite people who are either inside or outside of your organization.
  • Communicator Web Access: Stay connected with Communicator while at home or traveling – all you need is an Internet connection.

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We hope to see you at an upcoming session!


Published Friday, January 22, 2010 5:17 PM by octeam

Comments (1)

  1. Chris says:

    How do you send an IM transcript to yourself, a colleague or supervisor? Sometimes important information is relayed via IM and it is the only record of that, how can we document it with written transcripts?

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