Posted by: kurtsh | February 20, 2011

INFO: Lync 2010 Group Chat

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Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat is a feature of Microsoft Lync that allows users to have topic-based, multi-party discussions that persist over time, which allows efficient information sharing and discussions as a group.

(The image to the right is my Lync 2010 Group Chat client… with all the names, messages, and membership redacted in RED.  No, the client doesn’t normally have a ton of red bars in it!)

Here’s a list of goals of Lync Group Chat:

  • Create ongoing discussions about specific topics that persist over time and are available to geographically dispersed teams
  • Establish chat rooms that federate with partners, customers, and vendors
  • Initiate broader Lync 2010-based voice/video/data communications within Group Chat
  • Share documents, links, posts, across multiple people immediately and persistently
  • Control notifications based on user-designated criteria
  • Work in multiple languages across geographies

For more information, visit the product description page:
http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/Product/Workloads/Pages/group-chat.aspx

Content available online for Lync 2010 Group Chat:

  • DOWNLOAD:  Lync 2010 Group Chat client
    User client for persistent topic-based chat rooms.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=4a202df0-c2ac-48b5-a621-1b3f22003632
  • DOWNLOAD:  Lync Server 2010 Group Chat
    Group Chat is a server role of Lync Server 2010, which enables persistent topic-based chat rooms.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=575484F9-2A93-4450-A4C7-7D08A1290700
  • DOWNLOAD:  Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Admin Tool
    Administration of users and chat rooms.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=A50CF7A4-6E8C-48A3-8C54-2449106F1627
  • WHITEPAPER: Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide
    The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide is to guide you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components, such as might be required to meet regulatory compliance requirements. These components are required to support organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge. This document provides step-by-step procedures and other information that you need to set up Lync Server group chat support, including the procedures and information you need to meet the hardware and software prerequisites for administering the group chat components.
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7af3e109-38ec-4f04-bf2f-3d35b6454a77
  • WHITEPAPER: Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide
    The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide is to guide you through the process of migrating and deploying Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components, such as might be required to meet regulatory compliance requirements. These components are required to support organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge. This document provides step-by-step procedures and other information that you need to set up Lync Server group chat support, including the procedures and information you need to meet the hardware and software prerequisites for migrating and deploying the group chat components, install the required Lync Server and other software for all group chat components, and complete the initial configuration required to support group chat.

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