Michael Labriola

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Communication Server (FCS) together provide an amazing toolbox that will undoubtedly provide inspiration to thousands of developers and projects. Unfortunately, without concrete examples and guidelines for good practices on their integration, we spent many hours on tiny issues that, with additional information, could have been easily circumnavigated. Those hours of trail-blazing are the inspiration for this article. This article tackles the basic integration of how to use a remote shared object on FCS with Flex. Our goal was to make this integration as simple and straightforward as using a web service from within a Flex MXML file. Flex and FCS provide the foundation for Internet applications that deliver continually changing data to the desktop. This technology, called data push, allows a developer to update information on a user's screen without a browser refresh. ... (more)