Microsoft Posts Sample IM, Presence Code

Microsoft is throwing more fuel on the instant-messaging fire.

The Redmond, Wash.-based company on Thursday released sample code and new controls to show how IM and presence can be integrated into everyday business applications. The releases aren’t new code or new products per se, but proof-of-concept tools for developers and VARs to show how line-of-business applications can be fortified with Microsoft Live Communication Server on the back end, said Marc Sanders, senior product manager for Microsoft’s realtime collaboration group.

The samples and controls are available at this Microsoft site. All of the tools assume the presence (pardon the pun) of Office Realtime Communicator 2005 and Live Communication Server 2005.

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Should you still not be totally convinced about Microsoft intensions and speed in this space.