OCS Active Directory Lookup Bot RRS feed

  • Question

  • After recently migrating from Notes to Exchange, and Sametime to OCS, I'm trying to implement an Active Directory "bot" to return AD information about any particular user within the OCS client.  Sametime has a bot that you can simple reference the bot (as any other user) and ask it questions.  Nothing elaborate, just simply a name, like "John", and it will return everybody who has "John" anywhere in their AD record.

    It doesn't need to be extravagant, it only needs to return the users address, phone number, email address, etc... simple things that an AD query could return.

    Does OCS 2007 have the same functionality?  With either a plug-in or native?

    Thanks all,
    Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:23 PM

All replies

  • OCS does not have a bot, you  can however create your own bot via the UC SDK

    Have a look at this Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API SDK, it should have samples to get you going



    Friday, December 12, 2008 12:00 AM
  • Thanks!  I've downloaded the UCMA SDK, as well as Visual Studio (download from MSDN going to take another 14 hours... yuck).  I was hoping it'd be easier than all this.

    Thanks again,

    Friday, December 12, 2008 5:47 PM
  • Superdave - my original response got "eaten" by the forum migration.  My company specializes in application development for the Microsoft UC platform and has written components of other applications that do exactly what you are looking for.  If you would like more info feel free to contact me - my e-mail address is in my profile details.
    Mike Stacy | Evangelyze Communications | http://www.evangelyze.net/cs/blogs/mike
    Sunday, December 14, 2008 4:51 PM