I downloaded the latest build of Office Communicator 2005 (Istanbul) to play with last week, and Im seriously impressed with the functionality of the new client. you know, its the little things that make such a difference. Like the fact that my status automatically turns to busy – (a blue no entry sign) when my Outlook calendar is marked with a meeting, and the fact that I can set a note on the client (It says I’m sitting in my conservatory right now J). and there’s a big red do not disturb no entry sign for when I really don’t want to be bothered with things.
I’m not even telling you stuff that’s not available to you. You can sign up for the beta and test too. You do need to be running Live communications Server though. Don’t forget to read the instructions on the web page…
There is also lots of information on the RTC launch including a webcast from Bill…
For those that missed the live broadcast, you can now view an on-demand version of the webcast (1 hr. 6 min): http://web.archive.org/web/20051210052427/http://www.microsoft.com/billgates/speeches.asp – 56 Kbps | 100 Kbps | 300 Kbps
Here are links to our press announcements:
New or updated web pages:
Live Communications Server