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This week’s Sametime Sunday showcases how Sametime 7.5 client has location presence. I have my Sametime client configured to automatically set my location based on previous locations. I could also have the client contact me every time I launch Sametime to change or create a location profile. This is all configured through the preferences which additionally allows me to choose whether or not I want other users to see my location status.
My Sametime business card location and status message.
Now in my contact list, I will have my location at the top. Using Sametime plugins, I can utilize my location presence to write custom application to find restaurants or hotels. I can launch a browser to find printers located in the IBM office that I am working and even install the appropriate print driver. I can also launch a list of other IBMers that are using Sametime location presence in the same building to either walk down and talk with them or schedule a conference room meeting. Remeber conference rooms :-D
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