SameTime Out Of Office Preeti J Mudaliar Mamatha J Venkataravanppa Sowmya Lakkappa
Project team • Team members Sowmya Lakkappa Mamatha J Venkatravanappa Preeti Mudaliar • Mentor Matthew Johnson • Technical consultant Stephen Wissel • Technical support Bhavana R Gaikwad • Innovation Fund Program Manager John Wafer
Objective: To display the Out-of-office status of a Lotus Notes user on Lotus SameTime Connect. Problem Statement: When an offline SameTime user is required to be contacted, a SameTime alert is set awaiting for response. If the recipient is out-of-office, the status is known to the requestor only through the automated OOO response for any emails sent to him. This restricts the choice of requestor to know the OOO status, wasting time awaiting for alert-response on SameTime.
Solution The solution developed here is to pull the OOO status from Lotus Notes and display it on SameTime so that the requestor can be advertised of OOO status without being required to send an email. ST Client Domino Server Web service Requestor Web service Provider Lotus Notes Client ST Plug-in
Context menu with option to get OOO details User Scenarios OOO Icon on contact list Business card with OOO details New contact who is OOO
Next steps • Hosting the prototype on TAP • Caching of out of office information locally • Customizing offline messages • Displaying out of office in Blue pages