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The WCF Tool (who can federate tool) will scan through your Outlook contacts and give you a "heads up" on which of your business partners have public Microsoft Lync or OCS federation enabled. This is a great tool to run for people who do or don't have Microsoft Lync to show them who they could connect with in their own contact list.

 

To Install:

 

How To Run:

  1. Select which Outlook folder you want to scan
  2. Select if you want to submit new domains to the Lync Federation Directory Project and click "Scan" to start.
    1. Please note: if you do not want to submit domains via email to the Lync Federation Directory Project, uncheck "Auto Submit..."
  3. See contacts that may be federation enabled. If you have Lync/OCS installed you can click to immediately test.

 

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Release Notes:

 

Roadmap (very tentative, top of list more likely)

 

Acknowledgements

Japheth Nolt, a colleague at Landis Computer, always gets me "unstuck" when I have .Net dev questions & did with WCF Tool as well! Thanks!

The Lync Federation Directory Project data makes this tool run 10x faster than without.

@nomorephones for throwing out the challenge to make a Lync tool like this.

Last, but definitely not least, the Lync Community (forums, twitter, where ever)---you rock!