Your initial exposure to the Communications Perspective will not have active connections, and it will be necessary to create connections to the desire communications services via the toolbar widgets
If you like, you can add these widgets to other perspectives (i.e. the Java, Debug, Plug-in Development, Resource, Team Synchronizing, and/or other perspectives). This is done by showing the desired perspective, and selecting from the menu:
- Window->Customize Perspective...
- Commands (tab)
- Select Communications check box
- Choose OK button
Then the ECF Connection widgets will appear in the toolbar of the given perspective.