Using Contact Cards

With the Office Communicator 2007 Contact Card, you can find essential information about each of your contacts in a single convenient location. You can also use the Contact Card as a quick way to start an audio or instant-messaging session, send an e-mail message, or schedule a meeting.

Show the Contact Card

  • In the Contact List, click the Presence button next to the contact's name.

What is on the Contact Card?

The following table describes the information that can appear on a Contact Card. For some contacts, you may not see all of the information described, depending on their Personal Options settings, or on how they have set your access level. In addition, your organization may have configured Communicator to hide certain contact details. For more about how access levels can affect what information is available, see the Presence Survival Guide.

Contact Card Item


Contact name and presence status

If the contact is inside your organization, click the name to show the complete Global Address Book information for that person.

Company name and location

May not be shown; depends on how the contact has set your access level.

Calendar information

The person's status information from Outlook: for example, free until 4 P.M. or In a meeting. May not be shown; depends on the contact's Options dialog box and access level settings.

Communicator Status note

May not be shown; depends on the contact's Options dialog box settings.

Phone button

Click to call the contact's default location, or click the View more options for calling this contact down arrow for a list of calling options. The telephone numbers shown depend on the contact's Options dialog box and access level settings.

Meeting button

Click to send a meeting invitation.

E-mail button

Click to send an e-mail message.

Instant Message button

Click to start an instant messaging session.

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