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.

Conference deactivation and UCMA trusted participants

Posted: February 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Conferencing, UCMA 3.0, UCMA 4.0 | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

UCMA allows you to join a Lync conference as a so-called “trusted participant,” which has several interesting effects. First, it hides the participant in the conference roster, so that participants can’t see that your application is joined to the conference. Second, it allows your application to perform a variety of privileged operations like changing how audio is routed within the conference. If your application keeps conferences around for a while with trusted participants connected, you may run into a situation where conferences get unexpectedly deactivated by Lync Server. This can lead to confusing state changes, or even cause external participants like PSTN callers to be ejected. Continue reading “Conference deactivation and UCMA trusted participants” »

Multiple calls to a conference from the same UCMA endpoint

Posted: September 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: UCMA 3.0 | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

There are a number of situations where it is necessary for a UCMA application to connect more than one call to a conference. One example that I’ve seen more than once is the situation where you want your application to play messages to a caller, but you also want to record both the messages and the caller’s response. The way to do this is to create two separate instances of AudioVideoCall, join both of them to the conference, and establish them. One of them can then play the messages, while the other can be hooked up to a Recorder object to record both sides of the conversation. Continue reading “Multiple calls to a conference from the same UCMA endpoint” »