Microsoft Releases “Outlook Social Connector 1.1 Provider Reference” for Software Developers

 
Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) provides a communication hub for personal and professional communications. Just by selecting an Outlook item such as an email or meeting request and clicking the sender or a recipient in that item, without leaving Outlook, users can see in the People Pane activities, photos, and status updates of this person on their favorite social networks. Users can conveniently see all the Outlook emails, attachments, and meetings received from this person. In an organizational environment, users collaborating on a Microsoft SharePoint site can also see in the People Pane document updates and other site activities of this person on the SharePoint site.  (Thanks Randy)
 
A social network can develop a provider for the OSC to synchronize and surface social network updates in Outlook. Popular social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, and Windows Live are offering providers for the OSC.
Outlook Social Connector Software – provides you with more ways to connect and stay up-to-date with friends and colleagues required by all Outlook Social Connectors (below):
    1. Facebook Social Connector allows you to connect your Facebook account to the Outlook Social Connector and obtain information about your friends and colleagues. You can see status updates and recently posted items from your Facebook contacts.
    2. LinkedIn Social Connector – brings together communications history, contact information, and professional and social networking information into the Outlook experience. 
    3. MySpace Social Connector – enables you to view activity updates for friends and colleagues in the People Pane, synchronize your MySpace contact list to your Outlook contacts, and get one-click access to profiles.
    4. Socialwok Outlook Connector helps businesses share and collaborate within Microsoft Outlook 2010 supporting Google Apps & Gmail. (From MS Singapore)
    5. Windows Live Messenger Connector displays a quick view of related Outlook content when you click on an email from a contact, such as recent e-mail conversations, meetings, and shared attachments to help you easily track your communications.
 
Advertisements

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
This entry was posted in Links to Know Where. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s