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Microsoft Unified Communications - Office Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 Version Whitepaper

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Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access is a browser-based client designed to extend the reach of Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Office Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 version gives you the flexibility to choose the devices and platforms from which you can connect.

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Microsoft Unified Communications - Office Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 Version Whitepaper

  1. 1. Microsoft® Office Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 Version<br />-952528575Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access is a browser-based client designed to extend the reach of Office Communications Server 2007 R2. Office Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 version gives you the flexibility to choose the devices and platforms from which you can connect.<br />Communicator Web Access delivers rich presence, instant messaging (IM), call management, and desktop sharing functionality requiring nothing more than Internet connectivity and a Web browser. <br />Familiar Experience from PC to Web<br />Using the browser-based Communicator Web Access is similar to using the desktop-based Office Communicator 2007 R2. If you are already familiar with Office Communicator 2007 R2, learning Communicator Web Access is easy because the overall experience is consistent, including the look, feel, and key functions.<br />24558501269165The capabilities of the Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 version focuses on presence information, instant messaging (IM), desktop sharing, and “dial out” experience to ensure usability across as many platforms and browsers as possible. The core features between the clients are consistent, meaning that you will still enjoy tools such as corporate directory integration, support for Distribution Groups and the ability to manage your contact lists.<br />The desktop sharing capability gives you the ability to share your desktop on a Windows based PC. Anyone else can view your desktop and you can also choose to give them control. No download is required to participate in a desktop sharing session, while a small plug-in is required to host. Participants have resizing and panning controls making it easy for them to follow the conversation. You can also add an audio dialogue to the sharing session by having Communicator Web Access place the call to your preferred device. <br />Collaborate with Trusted Customers and Partners<br />Web Access offers the ability for customers and business partners outside of your organization to join conferencing and collaboration sessions easily and inexpensively. Invite anybody with a Web browser to join a conversation that you are hosting, share your desktop with a vendor to discuss a project, or start a conference call with a stakeholder and route the call to your handheld device. Perform all of these tasks conveniently from within Office Communicator 2007 R2 or Communicator Web Access 2007 R2.<br />Connect from Anywhere<br />Communicator Web Access extends the traditional boundaries of the enterprise and increases the availability of communication and collaboration capabilities throughout your company. <br />Reduce geographic barriers. Communicator Web Access enables better communication for business travelers, telecommuters, road warriors at Internet kiosks or branch office employees—effectively reducing geographic barriers to productivity.<br />Support for a wide variety of Internet browsers. Wide browser support means that both Windows® and non-Windows operating systems are supported, extending the reach of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to an even wider base of users. Communicator Web Access supports the following Web browsers*:Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0Firefox® 3.0Safari® 1.3.1 on Mac 10.3.9 and Safari® 3.0 on Mac 10.5.1*Features may differ across different platforms.Collaborate with colleagues and partners through web based desktop sharing capability.Work remotely: connect to your office. With just network connectivity and a Web browser, Communicator Web Access provides instant messaging, presence, audio dial out, and desktop sharing capability while away from the office. No matter where users connect—from airports, kiosks, home, or other locations—they can easily find and communicate with others in real time. <br />Simple, Integrated Deployment<br />-57150-1539240Communicator Web Access is designed to be easily deployable by IT. The Communicator Web Access servers are deployed within the corporate network and form part of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployment. No Active Directory schema extensions are required when deploying Communicator Web Access. <br />For more information about Communicator Web Access 2007 R2 Version, visit http://www.microsoft.com/ocs<br />

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