Cool Tip of the Day 57: Manage Your Contacts and Contact Lists

Microsoft® Office Communicator for Java, once you sign, the updates to
show retrieving contacts saved on phone. Offline contacts from the phone
are fetched and displayed first. Presence updates come from the server.
Once updates are complete, you have access to all of your contacts
through tabs in the Contact Manger screen. This includes Contacts, Online Contacts, Conversations, Groups, and Phone Contacts.

To view detailed information for a contact

To view a person’s Contact Card, select a person’s name from any screen in the Contact Manager window. From any of these screens you have the option to click on a contact and view that contact’s Contact Card.

From the Contact Card you can:

  1. Select a phone number and then either call using your cellular network or make a Work Call.
  2. Send an instant message to the contact by highlighting the person’s IM address and then selecting IM.

To find someone

From any of the windows within the Contact Manager, do one of the following:

  • Type the person’s alias into the Search box, select Options, and then select Search Directory.

From the Search Corporate Directory window, enter the person’s alias in the Enter name to search by text box, select E-mail address, Display name, First name, or Last name in the Find by list box, and then select Search


To set My Status

  1. From the Contacts window, select Options, and then select Set My Status.
  2. Select a status option.


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Neeti Gupta
Product Manager, UC Technical Audience Marketing


Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:20 PM