Microsoft Outlook Social Connector (OSC) allows you to get social data from various social services such as LinkedIn, Facebook, or IBM Connections. This data can be seen in Outlook via OSC managed contacts and activity entries in the People Pane. When you select an email message from the folder of your choice, It brings all sender's activity in a social network and your previous email discussions.
By default, the OSC provider can get and cache all of of your Profiles Network Members and their activities. OSC can be also configured to get activities for other IBM Connections members that you are not currently connected with. The activities for IBM Connections members not in your Profiles Network can be retrieved via a Dynamic Feed and it requires that the IBM Connections server understand an additional data field. This field will be used to search for appropriate user's news stream in IBM Connections and requires a hashed user's email with MD5 or SHA1 hash functions.
This chapter contains the following sections:
12.1 Adding and populating custom attribute in Profiles for OSC Dynamic Feed
12.2 Configuring IBM Connections Plugin and Microsoft Outlook Social Connector