Cool Tip of the Day 30: Instant Message

To instant message using Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat, do the following:


Quickly send an instant message to a contact

  1. On the toolbar, click on Send an instant Message.
  2. Select a user from the list or type the e-mail address of the person that you want to chat with, and then click OK.
  3. Type a message in the message input area and then click Send or press ENTER.


Send a message to a chat room

  1. Select a chat room in My Chat.
  2. Type a message in the message input area.
  3. To send your message, press ENTER or click Send.


Insert a file in an instant message

  1. Select a room in My Chat.
  2. Insert file(s) into your message.  
  3. Select the file that you want to post, and then click Open


Insert a Web link or chat room link in an instant message

  1. Select a room in My Chat.
  2. In the message input area, type the URL of the Web page or the chat room name using the format #room_name (for example, #IT_planning).
  3. Note: You can also use the Web Link button  or press CTRL+I to create a Web link with specific display text.

 Change your presence state        

  1. Click the down arrow next to User Presence.
  2. Select a presence state from the list.
  3. 3. Note: You can automatically change your presence to Away when your computer is inactive. On the Connect menu, click Preferences, and then click Away. You can set yourself to Away when you lock your screen and/ or after a specified period of inactivity.


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Neeti Gupta
Product Manager, UC Technical Audience Marketing

Published Friday, June 05, 2009 9:10 AM

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