Communicator 2007 (Includes Software Assurance) (English)


  • 500-MHz (or higher) processor for voice; 1-GHz (or higher) processor for video; 1.8-GHz (or higher) processor for Office RoundTable communications and archival system
  • 500 MB or more RAM
  • 1.5 MB available hard-disk space
  • 800x600-pixel (or higher) display; 1024x768 or higher recommended
  • CD drive
  • For audio features — microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device
  • For video features — video camera or Office RoundTable device, video card with 64 MB of video RAM, and Microsoft DirectX application programming interface
  • Bandwidth of 56 Kbps for data, 80 Kbps for voice (50 Kbps min), 350 Kbps for video (50 Kbps min), 350 Kbps for Office RoundTable (50 Kbps min); for combined modes, add up the requirements for each individual mode
  • Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 (requires Windows Media Player, version 9, and Windows Installer, version 3.0 or later); Windows XP Professional with SP2; Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Connectivity to Office Communications Server 2007
Communicator 2007 is a communications client that works in conjunction with Office Communications Server 2007. In one Communicator Conversation window, users can talk to each other using instant messaging (IM), voice, or video and can switch back and forth between modes. In the Contact List window, each contact has a presence button, green for available, yellow for away, or red for busy. Communicator also adds presence buttons to other Office applications like Outlook, and conversations can be started directly from those applications.

Each contact in the list has a call button that can be clicked to call the contact's default phone number. Contacts can be grouped, and users can start conversations with an entire group at once.

Incoming conversation requests can be redirected to another mode of communication, such as a mobile phone. They can also be declined. Other contacts can be added to a conversation by dragging their names from the Contact List window to the Conversation window.

Communicator Web Access and Communicator Mobile are available at no extra cost to customers who have received Office Communications Server and client access licenses (CALs). These products extend the reach of Communicator to Web browsers and Windows Mobile devices.

Communicator 2007 is also one of the applications included in the Office Professional Plus 2007 suite.

Installing this product requires a license key and installation media. If you don't already have it, please request the free installation media when prompted during checkout. No physical product will be sent unless you request the installation media. After your order is processed, instructions for obtaining the license key will be sent to your organization email address.