CallViaPhone Advanced new feature for Outlook 2010/2013

Hi all,
I am pleased to announce a new version of CallViaPhoneAdvanced 2013 . As already mentioned in my previous posts,  CallViaPhone application,  through Lync interface, can be used to make and handle calls (similar to Better Together features of snom and polycom) to your phone (make call, close, hold, transfer, conference) , for more details please refer to this post CallViaPhone post detailed description .
Here below you can find new features of this version more in deep :

  • One of the most important new feature added is  that, from now, you can also use Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013, regardless of Lync. So the “call by phone” can be made ​​as described below:
    • From contacts in mail header or in appointment header:

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  • From Outlook Contacts Folder :

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  • New menu in configurator to use CallViaPhone with these ip-phone models :

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    • Snom Phones (default selection)
    • Cisco ip-phone (require some configuration on Cisco Call Manager, with this version we don’t have yet features like Close call, Hold Call, transfer call and conference call and Incoming call feature)
    • Yealink ip-phones (not available Incoming call feature)
    • Automatic check for new applications updates

You can download full version  (15 days limited) :

  • If you don’t have Lync  installed you can install any of these above for using Outlook callviaphone feature.
  • If you already have an old version of CallViaPhone , you don’t have to uninstall it, just install over.

For any questions don’t hesitate to contact sales@callviaphoneapp.com or support@callviaphoneapp.com

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Call Via Phone ADVANCED for Lync 2010 & Lync 2013 , deep review and download link

Hi all ,

As i wrote in my previous article that you can find here : CallViaPhoneAdvanced  , this plugin is developed for SNOM phone and Lync 2010/2013 and permit to control the phone with right click on a contact in Lync (Lync contacts, Outlook contacts , Active Directory contacts) and start calls directly from the phone, like CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) .

We know that in WPC 2013 , SNOM demonstrate Enhanced Better Together that could be available at the end of 2013 , in Matt Landis blogpost here , you can find a detailed description.  This new SNOM feature add a new driver in Lync that let you choose what default Audio device use for every call that you made from lync , these calls start from the phone , also when you receive a call you pick up the call from the phones and not from the client (if you have already configured  the snom audio device in Lync down- left menu ), but a good things is that you when you are in conversation , you can switch this call between Lync client and snom phone.

So what’s the difference between CallViaPhoneAdvanced and SNOM EBT ? There are more than one difference and benefits :

  • CallViaPhone Advanced doesn’t not require Lync user to have Enterprise voice for Outgoing call functionality (for example if you use snom phone connected to other vendors like asterisk, cisco ,etc.. and you use Lync with or without PBX integration )
  • When you start a call , if you want to decide call per call which phone use (snom phone or lync client) with CallViaPhoneAdvanced you can.
  • CallViaPhone Advanced allows  future customization and it’s in continuous developing  (Programming Phone keys, full interaction with any functionality available on the Phone)

Thanks to Michael LaMontagne,  a very skilled Lync Expert in Canada , i also develop the incoming call feature that let you to answer an inbound call from the phone, this simple adding another toast in left side of Lync toast with an “Answer by Phone” button, simply and immediate for user experience. But starting from this imagine how many customization we can implement :

  • when and incoming call arrive, start an external application with caller information (CRM?)
  • Busy on second call or based on presence status

In addition i want to encourage who want try the application (15 days limited) to download from link below  :

For last version please refer to this post.

if you want to learn more you can find an awesome review here made by  Michael LaMontagne.

Don’t hesitate to comment or ask information about it .

NEW: Call Via Phone application freeware for Lync 2013 and Lync 2010

Hi all,  after a couple of months I’m happy to inform that I implement a new version of  Call Via Phone app for SNOM device. This version work also for Lync 2013 and obviously Lync 2010.

Step to install this new version :

  • Uninstall any old version of callviaphone   before install this one.
  • Install the latest KB for lync 2013 kb2760512, otherwise it don’t work on lync 2013 and work only on Lync 2010. 

Following all Windows version tested :

  • Windows 7 32/64 bit
  • Windows 8 64 bit

Following is a brief guide:

Unique Installation for 32 and 64 bit :

Download link :  Call Via Phone app

Once installed go ahead with the setup.

Configuration

  • Start Lync 2013/2010 Client and go to Tools –> Configure Call Via Phone App
  • After that a Message Box appear , and after you fill the field with phone IP address  , Extension or Username and PIN or Password,  click to save.
  •  After that, you are now ready to use the call via phone app.

Usage

On your buddy list , right click to a contact and click “Call Via phone” , at this point your SNOM phone must start to call the contact selected from Lync.

Please give feedback and do not hesitate to contact me for any kind of information or problem.

if you want to donate to help and encourage the development you can follow this link :

 

NEWS *  :  You can find also Call Via Phone Advanced version here :

Link to Call Via Phone Advanced for Lync 2010/2013

Feature added on CVP Advanced :

  • When you click on a contact you can choose which number to call using the phone (Lync , Mobile, Work, Voice mail)
  • After a call has started you can control  (Close, Hold, Add call, Transfer, Conference)

UPDATE 1.1.5: Call Via Phone application for Lync 2010

Hi all, I developed an application  to grow the capabilities of the call via telephone in an environment that includes Lync and SNOM as ip-phone with the firmware Apollo or oldest. At this time only Lync IP-PHONE version with a “USB “Better Together” can make call via Lync 2010 Client. So with this application you can able to do also with all the SNOM UC Apollo firmware and also with the oldest SNOM OCS firmware. As most of you know the new Apollo firmware allows authentication by inserting Extension and PIN, or as an alternative, but more cumbersome, the use of username and password.

At this time it work only in Lync 2010 client , the extension of Lync 2013  is still in development.

Following all Windows version tested :

  • Windows 7 32/64 bit
  • Windows 8 64 bit
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit

Following is a brief guide:

Installation

Updated 32 bit version 1.1.5 download:  Call Via Phone app 32

Updated 64 bit version 1.1.5 download:  Call Via Phone app 64

Before install it , unistall the old version from Control Panel. This new version  solve an issue regarding “phone-context” string manged by the SNOM phone , thanks to Olivier Kiel for feedback about it.

Once installed go ahead with the setup.

Configuration

Start Lync 2010 Client and go to Tools –> Configure Call Via Phone App

After that a Message Box appear , and after fill the field (information below is not real, provide you own configuration) click to save.

 After that, you are now ready to use the call via phone app.

Using

On your buddy list , right click to a contact and click “Call Via phone”

Please give feedback and do not hesitate to contact me for any kind of information or problem.

if you want to donate to help and encourage the development you can follow this link :

Download Link :

Updated 32 bit version 1.1.5 download :  Call Via Phone app 32

Updated 64 bit version 1.1.5 download:  Call Via Phone app 64

NEWS *  : New Call Via Phone Advanced version  coming soon with this feature :

  • When you click on a contact you can choose which number call using the phone(Lync , Mobile, Work, Voice mail)

SNOM UC apollo 8.8.1.13 released

This new firmware solve all problem that i mentioned in my last post with firmware 8.8.1.11 :

  • There’s no need to have  an edge server in Lync infrastructure for Ringback issue
  • “Not registered” message on snom phone during the day.
  • Problem when you add a snom phone from a Lync based conference

For other information and to download last firmware please visit http://www.snom.com/