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Hear and see your contacts with Office Communicator

Move from instant messages to audio and video communications
This course covers the skills needed to use the audio and video features of Microsoft Office Communicator 2007. You may already be familiar with the instant messaging (IM) and presence information features of Communicator 2007. In this course, you'll learn how to escalate an IM session to an audio and/or video call with your contacts. You'll also learn how Communicator 2007 integrates with Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and later.Note    If you don't have the Communicator 2007 audio and video features available on your computer, contact your IT administrator.

About this course

This course includes:

  • Five self-paced lessons.
  • A short test at the end of each lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Make audio calls.
  • Manage audio calls.
  • Make video calls.
  • Use the audio and video conference features.
  • Initiate communication from Outlook

Before you begin

  • Communicator 2007 should already be installed and configured on your computer.
  • You should have functioning computer speakers and a microphone.
  • You need to sign in to Communicator 2007.
  • You should be familiar with the instant messaging (IM) and presence capabilities of Communicator 2007 as presented in the Introduction to Office Communicator 2007 course.

In this course, you will learn how the audio and video features of Communicator 2007 can streamline communication with your contacts by using the company Litware, Inc. as our example. You have recently joined the advertising team at Litware, Inc., and are working on an ad campaign for a new product being launched in Canada. The preparations for the ad campaign are now in full swing, and you need to communicate with your team quite often. Your team is already using the IM features of Communicator 2007. Now you decide to use the audio and video features of Communicator 2007 for quick and effective communication.

This course explains the audio and video features of Communicator 2007, including how to make audio conference calls and using Microsoft Office Outlook to initiate communication with colleagues. This course also explains how the audio and video features can be used to view and interact verbally with the contacts to provide a rich communication experience.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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