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Microsoft Office Communicator 2005

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1 stars

"Try something else."

September 30, 2008  |  By pdxmusl

2008-09-30 08:54:28  |  By pdxmusl

 |  Version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 1.0


Gui looks good


First pain point. No options for tabed chatting. Why do I need 15 windows for 15 chats. Bloatware. List of "participants" in the wrong spot. Has vary little useful options. I can hide the Instant message area, but not the "participants" Huh???


I'm not very impressed with this product. On the surface it looks neat. However, it's not very configurable. Though one option I do like. It can automatically pause playback of windows media player when in video conference. However, it's still not very useful to me since I don't use that app either, but it still is a nifty feature. This thing doesn't really conform to anything I've seen so far. It has no tabbed chatting. So if I'm carrying on several conversations.. I have about 50 thousand widows open. Such a waist of memory. The thing flashes each time someone types something. Though I think this can be turned off.... well, let me rephrase, I hope it can be turned off. Either way, yet another pain point. No spell checking. I've seen several apps with even grammar checking. This has no support for either. No plug-ins!? oh... yeah... The list of users is on top.... wow.. such a waist of space. Names are what.... 100 pixles long or so.... so why take up 50% or more of the screen for a 100 pixle long name. Put the "participants" on the right or the left. Efficiency Microsoft! Efficiency! Something you have never been good at. Basically the app is WYSIWYG.

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4 stars


November 25, 2007  |  By scottproteus

2007-11-25 18:28:48  |  By scottproteus

 |  Version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 1.0



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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0
This version is the first release on CNET
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site
Release Date September 20, 2007
Date Added September 20, 2007
Version 1.0
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 8.68MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 82,551
Downloads Last Week 20
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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