A really cool feature in Lync Client 2010 is the conversation translator. It uses Bing with Silverlight, and lets you chat with someone using a language you don´t master. It translates the conversation in real-time!
In the mean time, read this great blog post which explains how to enable the feature:
The translation function uses the Microsoft.Lync.Model.Conversation namespace from the Lync Model API to intercept instant messages and provide translation using Bing Web Services.
- The sample provides an example architecture for registering for and handling asynchronous Lync 2010 API events in Silverlight.
- Register for two Conversation related events: ParticipantAdded and InstantMessageReceived.
- Use the BeginSendMessage method and callback.
- Uses the Bing Translator Web Service.
More information at msdn
Microsoft’s new communication platform Lync 2010 Released to Manufacturing!
“What’s next for Lync? The final milestone is general availability (GA), which means making Lync 2010 available to customers and partners around the world. We’re on track for GA and planning a worldwide launch event on Wednesday, November 17, 2010”
Show blog post at Office Communications Group Team Blog
Lync will be included in Microsoft’s upcoming cloud offering, Office365
Office 365: Lync meets the Cloud
You can read my Lync 2010 blog post in swedish on uclarity.se
“This document provides step-by-step instructions for quickly restoring your Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 group chat database in case of database corruption or database disk failures.”
Microsoft has recently released two new downloads related to the Group Chat functionality in Office Communications Server 2007 R2
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Hotfix KB 980042
This download contains updates for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat.
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat SDK
The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Software Development Kit (SDK) includes documentation and sample applications developed with the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat platform.