Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business have a rich set of .NET APIs which make it easy to extend the platform and integrate it with other applications. This blog helps explain how to use those APIs.

UCMA 4.0 Async Extension Methods

Posted: October 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: UCMA 4.0 | Tags: , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

To make it easier for developers to use the new multithreading techniques from .NET 4.5 in UCMA 4.0 applications, I’ve put together a set of extension methods that turn pairs of Begin/End methods (such as BeginEstablish/EndEstablish) into Task objects that can be used with the awaitkeyword.

The collection of extension methods is available on CodePlex. Let me know if you have questions or suggestions.

New multi-threading techniques with UCMA 4.0

Posted: August 30th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: UCMA 4.0 | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Recently I’ve written a lot about using some of the new multi-threading capabilities in .NET 4.5 with the UCMA SDK, and I wanted to put together a complete example in an application that might actually be useful.

I like to take a break every so often to get up from the computer, walk around, and stretch, and I’ve tried a few break reminder applications that give you a pop-up reminder after a period of time. The trouble I always have is that I forget to disable them when I’m on calls, or presenting, and they pop up and get in the way. So I thought I would write a simple app to send IM break reminders, but only when the user is in an Available state in Lync. Continue reading “New multi-threading techniques with UCMA 4.0” »