How to advertise "current location" in Office Communicator

June 2nd, 2009 | Tags: , , ,

Today I was asked the question Why is my office location information not being displayed within Office Communicator?

Location information is defined as “endpoint location” and as illustrated in the chart below the viewer has to be a member of your Team or Personal group to be allowed to view.

Presence Information Block Public Company Team Personal
Offline Presence X
Presence X X X X
Capabilities X X X
Display Name X X X X X
Email Address X X X X X
Title * X X X X
Work Phone * X X X
Mobile Phone * X X
Home Phone * X
Other Phone X
Company X X X X
Office * X X X
Work Address * X X X
Sharepoint Site X X X
Meeting Location X
Meeting Subject X
Free Busy X X X
Working Hours X X X
Endpoint Location X X
Notes (Out of Office Note) X X X
Notes (Personal) X X X
Last Active X X X

For more information have a look at the article here

  1. Martin
    November 12th, 2009 at 09:13
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    Could Current Location be viewed on Communicators first page of Current conversations as an own column. Today I have names and availability/activity and I would like to see the value of current location here?

  2. Jorge
    April 16th, 2010 at 19:13
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    Can this be customized to display the Location to the Company? I’m trying to find more info on this or find a work around – Any ideas?

  3. I’m a UC Blog
    April 16th, 2010 at 22:53
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    I was asked to do the same once, however I am not aware of a method whereby the OCS system administrator could bypass the out of the box security roles. Logic does dictate that a not all clients should be able to view location information unless specified by the end-user. Expect to see a lot more functionality/control in the next iteration of Communications Server due later this year…