I've used Pidgin, but it hasn't worked 100%, so maybe you know about something better...

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I used to use pidgin-sipe in Pidgin. The same plugin apparently works through empathy too.

I say "used to" because I'm not longer in an environment where I need it, not because I found anything better. As far as I know, it's the only plugin to tackle the problem.

In short, I think you're left trying get your problems fixed (report a bug), rather than jumping boat to another project... Which is probably healthier for both of you.

  • I use Pidgin and pidgin-sipe currently for Communicator 2010 Aug 17, 2010 at 13:48
  • I am using the same. Not perfect, especially for managing my online status, but i don't know of anything better. Aug 18, 2010 at 5:14
  • looks like pidgin-sipe is really the best option
    – Juraj
    Aug 18, 2010 at 5:31
  • The only option from what I can see (short of running the native client through WINE or a VM)
    – Oli
    Aug 18, 2010 at 8:13

pidgin-sipe works very well, make sure your office communicator server and proxy server (if necessary) is set correctly.


As it was said, you can use either Empathy (installed by default on UBuntu) or Pidgin (available in the Software Centre), as long as you install the following plug-in which works for both: pidgin-sipe.

There is a detailed explanation of the steps on this forum thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1291311

Look for Huygens' (myself) posts.

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