Integrating Sametime with Microsoft Office applicationsAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|You can integrate Sametime with Microsoft® Office to enable Windows® users to talk and meet without leaving their Microsoft Office applications. You can also integrate Sametime with the Office SharePoint Server to enable Sametime users to communicate with Office SharePoint Server users from a SharePoint site.
You can integrate Sametime with Microsoft
® Office to enable Windows
® users to talk and meet without leaving their Microsoft
Office applications. You can also integrate Sametime with the Office SharePoint Server to enable Sametime users to communicate with Office SharePoint Server users from a SharePoint site.
The administrator decides which features to make available to clients. If you enable all features for clients, they have access to the following Sametime
® features from Microsoft
Excel, and a Microsoft
Sharepoint web page.
Parent topic: Sametime clients
Enabling installation of optional client features such as Microsoft Office Integration
Installing Sametime Integration for Microsoft Office
- Presence awareness
Names within Microsoft documents are instant-messaging-aware, which means users can see if a document author—or any name included in a document—is online. This is helpful, for example, if a user is reviewing a client proposal and cannot proceed without verifying a project estimate with the writer. Presence awareness allows the user to see immediately—directly from the proposal—that the writer is online and available to answer questions.
- Business-class instant messaging
Instant-messaging capabilities within Microsoft documents can help users get information and answers quickly, so they can work unimpeded. For example, to verify a data point in an Excel spreadsheet, a user can start a chat directly from the spreadsheet. There's no need to leave the spreadsheet to start a chat or even a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call.
- web conferencing
Users can also initiate web conferences directly from Microsoft Office applications, for those projects that require collaboration to move them along. A user working on a chart within a PowerPoint presentation, seeing that it needs some refining, can use web conferencing to collaborate with team members. Sharing the presentation in real time, and even jointly editing it live, saves time that would otherwise be spent sending emails or managing multiple versions of the content.