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OfficeStatus Deployment Guide

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Windows Client vs. Web Interface

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OfficeStatus provides two separate end user interface options:


1.OfficeStatus Web Interface - End users can log into the OfficeStatus web interface via the same web address (URL) that administrators use. Mobile device users will be presented with a simplified, small-screen user experience. Normal users will not have access to any administrative functions through the web interface.

2.OfficeStatus Windows Client - End users can install and use the OfficeStatus Windows Client on their computer for an even richer experience that more deeply integrates into their Windows operating system.


Note that OfficeStatus users can switch freely between these two user interfaces as needed. For example, a user may have OfficeStatus Windows Client installed on their office workstation for normal daily use, but then elect to log into the OfficeStatus Web Interface when they're traveling with a company laptop (or working from a home computer).


Regardless of which interface your end users employ, they will have a rich and highly interactive experience. However, each interface has its own distinct advantages:


OfficeStatus Windows Client:

Can run automatically when Windows starts up, with optional auto-login capability.

Runs within the user's Windows notification area (e.g. system tray) for extremely convenient access.

Provides rich (and configurable) status watch and note arrival pop-up notifications.

Offers smart "auto-sensing" technology that can detect an end user's status based upon activity or environmental events.


OfficeStatus Web Interface:

Requires no software component installation on the end user's computer (see supported web browsers).

Can work with non-Windows operating systems, as long as they have a supported web browser installed.

Needn't be upgraded separately when new versions of OfficeStatus are released.

Supports most modern mobile devices.

Provides access to administrative features (admin role members only).