Real-time communications can be added to Microsoft SharePoint 2013 via Jabber SDK for Web. The SDK provides a comprehensive feature set by providing an interface to Cisco communication infrastructure: Unified Communication Manager and Unified Presence.
By leveraging the capabilities offered within the Cisco Jabber SDK, Jabborate offers you an out-of-the-box solution to add voice, video, IM, presence, and conferencing capabilities into your SharePoint.
== About Jabber and Jabber SDK for Web ==
Jabber is an open standard communication protocol (XMPP), as well as an enterprise-level communications solution from Cisco. Jabborate lets you collaborate with anyone on SharePoint by exchanging instant messages or making audio and video calls. Jabborate achieves this by integrating with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and Cisco Unified Presence (CUP).
Jabborate uses SharePoint user directory (Active Directory) to build a contact list automatically. It extends the existing user interface, while keeping the same look and feel by adding its own visual components such as “click-to-chat” and “click-to-call” buttons, and presence status. You can view one’s presence status by simply looking at his or her profile card. Sending an instant message or starting voice and video call with any of your connections is as simple as clicking a button.
Jabborate keeps all open communication channels in a separate browser window. This allows you to interact with contacts and use the system at the same time. You can open several browser tabs containing different pages of SharePoint and manage your chat or calls from any of them.
You can start a chat session with several contacts from your social network simultaneously and Jabborate will keep each conversation in a separate tab within the chat pop-up. You can close or minimize the chat window at any time without losing track of the conversation: receiving a new instant message will open it again if it was closed or pop it up if was minimized.
You can start a voice or video call to anyone by pressing the “click-to-call” button on their profile. You can also dial a phone number directly using Jabborate's dialer keypad. This allows you to contact people who are not on your contact list. The conversation window displays information for all active calls as well as tools to manage the ongoing conversations. You can start or stop your video streaming, mute/unmute your microphone, or end the current conversation. The video call window also contains a video preview, which enables you to preview the camera output before joining a conversation.
== Contact Jabborate ==
Visit Jabborate.com for up-to-date information on adding real-time communications to your SharePoint system.