Of the 6 billion humans on the planet, this will be interesting to about 3.
http://sdrv.ms/Z6btdj is a source project – with a trivial windows form – launching outlook, lync, browser. The point is that the thick clients be configured to talk to enterprise-class endpoints of Office365 – supported by a federated configuration that causes the clients/office to talk ws-trust back to an instance of an IP-STS running locally. In our case, it was a trial of Ping Federate’s ws-trust STS feature, with a username token processor addin.
Source may change to showcase using Office 365 APIs, etc.