Overview of Customization

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

With Office Communications Server 2007, administrators can add organization-specific elements to the Communicator 2007 user interface. Customization enables a company or organization deploying Office Communications Server to provide links, content, or Web-based applications in the Office Communicator window.

There are various ways to customize Communicator 2007 to meet the needs of your organization. For example, you can add:

  • A Help menu item specific to your organization.

  • Tabbed pages for displaying Web-based content in the Office Communicator window.

  • Menu commands that launch an application and pass contact and user information to it.

  • Presence states that provide customized information about contact availability.

  • Communicator shell commands that can be invoked from other applications with contact Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) as arguments.

  • Custom text that appears in the instant messaging window.

The following sections discuss each of these options in more detail.