Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.6362
  • Total Downloads:
    347,478
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 20, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (180-day trial)
  • File Size:
    9.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    669
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Chat

Editors' Review

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Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 is an official add-on from Microsoft that is designed to allow better collaboration and communications between several individuals. At the core, Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 contains an IM and voice call component, with the ability to share desktops and videos between participants. Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 downloads and installs seamlessly.

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 integrates with Office tightly and adds to the ways you can share documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other files with others. Sharing is configurable down to the individual user level, so not everyone on a call will have the same permissions, for example. Also, there's a presence indicator that shows you who is available and what their status is. If someone makes a change to a shared file, that status change shows immediately. At its heart are the IM and call modules, which allow for audio or video calls and messaging between any number of people. You can share your desktop easily, which is a very handy feature. We tried Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 with sharing in a smallish group (up to 20 people), but we could not try it in larger Enterprise environments, so we can't comment on the scalability and stability with hundreds of people participating.

If you are a Microsoft Office user and you share documents with others collaboratively, Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 is a tool you will love. Instead of relying on separate messaging and call tools, a desktop sharing tool, and others apps for collaboration markups, you can now use Office and its familiar interface.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 2.0.6362.

 
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4 stars

"does Communicator 2007 R2 have capability of tracking?"

February 24, 2012  |  By johnramirez2

 |  Version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 2.0.6362

Pros

Great product when communicating between employee internally.

Cons

Tracking of conversation history not available

Summary

does Communicator 2007 R2 have capability of tracking conversations? is there a special setup required? can this also be setup to NOT keep track of history?

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1 stars

"I cannot get Office Communicator to Launch."

November 09, 2011  |  By JTomey

 |  Version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 2.0.6362

Pros

It was fast to download!

Cons

It is telling me that it is an older version. Also when I go to uninstall it... it never completes the de-installation. Please help!

Thank you! Jim

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1 stars

"Fail to start"

August 15, 2011  |  By arvinraj2

 |  Version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 2.0.6362

Pros

Not applicable

Cons

"Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 cannot start. The product license may be expired because you are using a pre-release or evaluation copy of the program, or the product key information may have been modified in your Windows registry. Please run..."

Summary

Perhaps it is because i am already using office 2010 64 bit. This office software may not be working due to the presence of 64 bit office software... =/
or perhaps the office communicator here is not up to date...

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1 stars

"Completely hopeless"

February 03, 2011  |  By Mike Cogswell

 |  Version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 2.0.6362

Pros

No too many. It installs OK I guess.

Cons

Virtually everything about it.

Summary

Completely hopeless communication solution. I work in a company with 2,000+ employees and we use Communicator (or we try to) for text messaging, file sharing (small files between users, rather than larger collaborative sharing for which we use our own company's software; yes we are a large software company ourselves), voice calls, voice conferences, and one on one screen sharing and conference screen sharing. For a program that is called "Communicator" it makes Communicating pretty darned difficult. Text messaging works 90% of the time, but the other 10% you get (usually minutes after the message has been sent) notification that the server rejected the message or the receipient did not receive it. I don't think I (or anyone else I know in the company) has successful shared a single file using Communicator. When it comes to voice calls it's hit and miss. Sometimes we can't get a connection at all, and other times it works perfectly. When it does work, it works well, but it's so hit and miss it cannot be relied on. I find I often have to revert to land lines or Skype. Finally, for screen sharing it is like voice calls; hit and miss. For example, last night we had a large conference call. We had people from several countries involved in the call (USA, Germany, Australia, Canada, Pakistan) but the video kept disconnecting different people at different times. For a while there it was working great for me since only other people were getting kicked off, but eventually it caught up to me too. I missed probably 45% of the meeting. Other people missed more. We all agreed we can't keep using this poor software. I strongly recommend you look elsewhere. You'll regret it otherwise. Lastly, I'm sure the instant rebuttal wil be something along the line of it must be something to do with your internet connection. My answer to that is that this is not just me running into this trouble, it's everyone I know in my company. Furthermore we do not have these kinds of issues with Skype, LiveMeeting, Outlook or any other communications solution; only Communicator (the software that doesn't let you Communicate). OK, I'm off to try to sign in to Communicator, but when I right-click the system tray icon and choose "Open", nothing happens, period. In fact when I right-click and choose "Exit" nothing happens either. This is certainly some truly well engineered software..... NOT!

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4 stars

"good"

November 25, 2007  |  By scottproteus

 |  Version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 2.0.6362

Pros

good

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.6362
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date September 20, 2007
Date Added September 20, 2007
Version 2.0.6362
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.63MB
File Name CommunicatorEval.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 347,478
Downloads Last Week 669
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 180-day trial
Price Free
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