Quick Reference: How to Contact Others

Each contact in your Contact List has a Presence button and a status text string that reflects his or her availability and willingness to be contacted. You can use the status indicated by the Presence button to determine which mode of communication is best suited for connecting with the contact. Office Communicator 2007 R2 provides several communication options. For example, click the Call button for one-click calling, or click the Presence button for additional contact details or communication options.

How to contact others with Office Communicator 2007

How to

Determine if a contact is available

View the contact’s Presence button and status.

View a contact's contact card

Click the contact's Presence button.

View ways to communicate with a contact

Right-click the contact in the Contact List.

View phone calling options

Click the arrow to the right of the Call button associated with the contact.

Get notified when a contact's availability changes

In the Contact List, right-click the contact, and then click Tag for Status Change Alerts. When the contact's status changes, you receive an alert on your desktop.

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For more information    see Presence Survival Guide.

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