Future home of Directory Express the: Ubber directory services for Cisco VOIP phones.
- Full Active Directory Integration with Filtering (you no longer have to scroll through admin and service accounts , etc
- Search by Name
- Search by Department
- List Department
- and much more.
- Complete Intranet Directory companion Portal is included as well!
Update 11/18/2005 Screenshots!
Much progress has been made on the web portal but more testing needs to be done. New features are being added and old features need a little refinement. Directory Express is working as a beta in our corporate environment and we found a couple of issues and some new features.
In order to whet the appetites, let’s show a little screens of what we have so far…
The admin page. Setup the Active Directory integration from here, plus locations of your pictures. DE phone numbers, titles, can be updated on the fly. Click which fields are user editable if the user logs on. (using their AD logon of course).
Or by department. Directory Express does a dynamic search through the Active Directory accounts and lists all departments listed in user’s department attribute. We only do this once at the beginning of the page load so it’s fast.
Directory Express is almost there. I’ve stopped adding features and am cleaning the code. Here are some more screenshots of the phone itself. These pics were taken of the desktop Cisco ip communicator. It’s basically a 7970 color screen.
Searching by initials mean punch in the first initial and last initial by number. if you want to find the number of John Smith you would punch in 57 and submit. This kind of search is wicked fast with the least number of button pushes and in small organizations gets you to the right person quickly.
Searching by department rips through the Active Directory to find all departments listed, so this is a dynamic list of entries in the users AD department field. Choose one to see the list.