Chris Mayo's Blog - Languages, Frameworks, Tools...

What's happening in the world of Visual Studio, C# and frameworks.

Lync Server 2010, Lync 2010 and SDKs Release Candidate Available Now

At TechEd 2010 US, I presented a session called Building Communications Enabled Business Processes...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 09/22/2010

I can’t stop loving Stardock Fences

Like a lot of us, I’m constantly looking for ways to be better organized so I can spend more time...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 03/25/2010

Microsoft Communications Server “14” revealed at VoiceCon 2010 (Video)

Gurdeep Singh Pall (Corporate Vice President, Unified Communications Group) provided details on...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 03/25/2010

Adding a native boot VHD to Windows 7 – Part 3

At this point, you have a native boot VHD created from Part 1 and the OS image applied from Part 2....

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 03/10/2010

Adding a native boot VHD to Windows 7 – Part 2

After creating the native boot VHD in Part 1, the next step is to apply a OS image to the VHD....

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 03/08/2010

Adding a native boot VHD to Windows 7 – Part 1

I’ve been using the native boot VHD feature of Windows 7 quite a lot lately and I’m really happy...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 03/05/2010

Building a bootable USB stick for Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2

I rebuild my machines often, so I really like having bootable USB sticks around with the latest OS’s...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 03/04/2010

Steven Holcomb and Night Train Win Gold, Also MCP

Steven Holcomb not only piloted his bobsled “Night Train” to a gold medal, but he’s also a MCP....

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 03/01/2010

New Office Communications Server and Office Communicator FAQ’s

I’ve built a couple of developer focused FAQ’s to make it easier for developers to get started...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 02/25/2010

UC "14" Developer FAQ

Use this FAQ to help you get started with the next wave of OCS and OC development. Please ping me...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 02/24/2010

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Developer FAQ

Use this FAQ to help you get started with the OCS 2007 R2 and OC 2007 R2 development. Please ping me...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 02/24/2010

Establishing a UCMA 2.0 CollaborationPlatform and ApplicationEndpoint using Application Provisioner.exe Settings

In my last post on UCMA 2.0 application provisioning, I provided some resources to help you...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 02/18/2010

Scott Hanselman builds an Embodied Social Proxy using Office Communicator SDK and Exchange Web Services

Scott remotely works @ Microsoft. To give himself a physical presence on campus, he’s used some...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 02/18/2010

Resources for Setting up a SharePoint 2010 Development Environment

When doing SharePoint 2010 Beta development, you have a few options for setting up your development...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 02/08/2010

Why do I get ‘TlsFailureException’ debugging UCMA 2.0 code?

You need to run VS 2008 as administrator in order to debug UCMA 2.0 applications.  If you...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 02/04/2010

SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 Development VM

If you’ve been to the Ch. 9 Learning Centers for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 development, you...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 01/26/2010

How to provision a UCMA 2.0 application for Office Communications Server 2007 R2

When developing with UCMA 2.0, there are a few steps you need to complete on your computer before...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 01/22/2010

Visual Studio 2010 – What’s new in Managed Languages?

There are some really cool language advances coming with VS 2010.  In this video from the Ch. 9...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 01/21/2010

Functional Programming for Everyday .NET Development

Jeremy Miller asks the question: What is the most important advance in the .NET ecosystem over the...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 01/15/2010

Learn Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 on Ch. 9 Learning Center

I’m learning a lot about Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 while building some...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 01/14/2010

Building Office Communications Server solutions with a Software + Services Model

From a platform perspective, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 allows you to build call control...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 01/07/2010

UC 14 Metro - OCS 14/OC 14 platform early adopter program

"Metro" is the Microsoft Early Adopter Program for partners and customers that want to...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/20/2009

PDC09: Microsoft Unified Communications: Developer Platform Futures on demand now

My PDC09 session Microsoft Unified Communications: Developer Platform Futures is now available as an...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/20/2009

@PDC09: Meet me @ Ask the Experts

I’ve had some really great discussions around UC Wave 14 and UC development while here at the...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/18/2009

@PDC09: Free Programming for Unified Communications book @ UC booth

Come see us at the booth and we’ll give you a copy of the UC development book.  We have a...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/18/2009

@PDC09: Integrating and Extending OC 14 Session

Just waiting for the Day 2 Keynote to start. Remember to head over to David’s session on integrating...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/18/2009

@PDC09: Microsoft Unified Communications: Developer Platform Futures (PRO5)

Thanks to everyone that attended my PDC09 session today.  I’ll link to the session recording...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/17/2009

@PDC09: Please fill out your evals!!!

Everything is ready to go for my Microsoft Unified Communications: Developer Platform Futures (PRO5)...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/16/2009

Unified Communications @ PDC09

I love the PDC.  Before I joined Microsoft in 2000, I went to every PDC so I could evaluate the...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/06/2009

My Schedule at TechEd Europe 2009

I’ll be at TechEd Europe this year speaking on the future of the UC platform (OCS, OC, Exchange and...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 11/05/2009

Exchange 2010 and Exchange Web Services - What’s New Webcasts

Exchange Web Services gives you programmatic access to the information and business logic in...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 10/07/2009

How to get presence using Office Communicator SDK

Displaying the presence information for the local user or their contacts is a common scenario when...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 09/21/2009

How to save IM conversations using Office Communicator SDK

Archiving the contents of an IM conversation using the Office Communicator SDK is something that I...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 09/10/2009

How to send IM text using Office Communicator SDK

When starting call from your application using the Office Communicator Automation API, it’s often...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 08/29/2009

How to make calls via Office Communicator SDK

Starting Office Communicator calls from your code is one of the simplest and most powerful features...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 08/20/2009

Exchange 2010 RC available now

Details can be found at the Exchange Team Blog. Thanks, Chris

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 08/19/2009

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema 720p HD webcam

HD support is coming to webcams.  Understandably, I spend a lot of time in virtual meetings in...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 08/19/2009

PDC09 registration open, Unified Communications Futures session posted

Before I joined Microsoft back in 2000, if I could only attend one conference a year it would be the...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 08/18/2009

What’s new in Office Communicator Mobile 2007 R2?

A nice write up of the new OC Mobile 2007 R2 features, including: Joining OCS hosted conferences...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 08/14/2009

Getting sign in/sign out status via Office Communicator 2007 SDK

When using the Office Communicator 2007 SDK, you need to make sure that OC is running and signed in...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 08/13/2009

Programming for Unified Communications with Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is Available Now!

The book is now available.  When writing this book, we wanted to create a single reference for...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 06/05/2009

Programming for Unified Communications Excerpts now on MS Press Blog

If you’d like a taste of the book, check out some excerpts here. The book has not been released yet,...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 06/01/2009

We’d like your feedback…

If you attended my session on the Office Communicator Automation API, I’m going to be posting the...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 05/27/2009

MSDN Webcast: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Architecture and Deployment for Developers (Level 300)

Thanks to everyone that made it to the live webcast on the architecture and deployment of UC...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 05/08/2009

MSDN Webcast: Building Services That Manage Communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (Part 2 of 2) (Level 300)

Thanks to everyone that made it to part 2 of the live webcast on the UCMA 2.0 Core SDK.  If you...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 05/07/2009

Programming for Unified Communications at the Printer

MS Press blogged about the book going to the printer here.  Here is what the final cover looks...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 05/04/2009

MSDN Webcast: Building Services That Manage Communications with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300)

Thanks to everyone that made it to the live webcast on the UCMA 2.0 Core SDK.  If you couldn’t...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 05/04/2009

MSDN Webcast: Windows Workflows That Talk and Instant Message with Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Thanks to everyone that made it to the live webcast on the UCMA 2.0 Workflow API.  If you...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 05/01/2009

Exchange 2010 and The Exchange Web Services Managed API

Availability of the Exchange 2010 Beta was announced last week.  You can find a short video...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 04/21/2009

Partnering with Microsoft Unified Communications Engineering

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 was built with standards-based interoperability in mind in...

Author: Chris Mayo - MSFT Date: 04/20/2009

<Previous Next>