Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unified Communications Development For Non Professional Developers

Event Overview

Microsoft Unified Communications is unleashing the power of software to communications. But what communications solutions can a company deploy without having a full-time developer on staff? In this webcast, we walk you through a set of easy-to-use applications that anyone with basic programming skills can use to build on the developer platform of Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office Communications Server. Join us to learn how to use the new Windows PowerShell capabilities to manage your Exchange users; how to use Exchange for managing a customer database; how to build a conference room scheduling application in the Exchange Web Services Managed API; and how build a basic help desk portal application using speech recognition. All code will be made available after the webcast on

Presenters: Joachim Farla, Technical Infrastructure Specialist, e-office and Michiel van Oudheusden, Software Architect, e-office

Joachim Farla works as a technical infrastructure specialist at e-office, a Microsoft Gold Partner, where he focuses on information worker products, including Microsoft Unified Communications, Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. He is the founder and owner of the Unified Communications Virtual User Group in the Netherlands (, and he owns the central Unified Communications weblog in the Netherlands (

Joachim has provided consulting and research within the information technology industry and with Microsoft for the past 11 years, and he is a two-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Communications Server 2007. Joachim has been quoted, interviewed, and published in national press, including Kennisportal and TechNet. Joachim began his career at Arenda, a Dutch financial company. He later became a junior system engineer at ING Bank Netherlands, and then he worked for Ordina Network Management Services and Ordina Finance.

Michiel van Oudheusden is one of the software architects and developers employed at e-office. While primarily focused on front-end web development, he also worked on Windows and service applications. Unified Communications is one of the technologies where Michiel is interested in. For e-office he also developed the OCS web chat application, an anonymous chat application connected with the Office Communications Server.

Working for 6 years at his own company during his Computer Science study, he started at e-office three years ago doing what he likes most: designing and developing software for various customers with different and new technologies.

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