Quick Reference: Start or Join an IM Conference

You can select multiple contacts or a group in your Contact List to start an IM conference. You can also escalate a one-to-one IM session to a group conference by simply inviting other contacts to an IM session.

Start an IM conference

How to

Start an IM conference with multiple contacts

In the Contact List, hold the CTRL key and select the contacts that you want to invite. Right-click the last contact and then click Send an Instant Message. Type your message in the Message Entry box, and then press ENTER.

Start an IM conference with a group

In the Contact List, right-click a group name, and then click Send an Instant Message. Type your message in the Message Entry box and then press ENTER.

Invite someone to an IM session or conference

In the Conversation window, click Invite, and then select the contacts you want to invite.

Start an instant message and include someone from outside your organization

In the Office Communicator window, click the Menu button, and then click Meet Now. In the Conversation window, click the arrow to the right of the Invite button, and then click Invite by E-mail. Type the e-mail address and send the invitation. The contact can click a link in the invitation to join by using Communicator 2007 R2 or a Web browser.

Join an IM conference

How to

Join an IM conference

In the conference invitation alert, click the left pane. The alert appears in the lower right of your computer screen.

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For more information    see Send an Instant Message to a Group.

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