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Group Chat - Federated

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  • Guys,

    I have an environment which we will migrate from OCS 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync.
    In this environment we use Group Chat client to access group chat rooms from a federated partner.
    Our federated partner use OCS 2007 R2.

    I have checked the OCS 2007 R2 documentation about it:
    Users in federated domains can participate in group chat sessions and IM sessions in your organization, if the users in the federated domains are running the Group Chat client on their client computers and the federated partner has deployed the following:

    • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard Edition server or Enterprise pool

    • Office Communications Server Edge Servers in the perimeter network

    It is not necessary for the federated partner to install Group Chat Server locally. This would only be necessary if the federated partner wants to host its own chat rooms. Clients in a federated domain use the Channel service and Lookup service in your enterprise, if your organization has configured Office Communications Server and Group Chat to support federated users.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd441213(office.13).aspx

    We would like to know how could we continue to access their rooms during and after the migration to Microsoft Lync.

    Montag, 1. August 2011 15:11

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  • Hi, Maurício Penhalver,

    So you mean your orgnization host the OCS group chat server and  the federated partner access the chat room in your orgnization,but now you need migrate OCS to Lync and you are not sure whether they can access your chat room during and after migration,right?

    During the migration,OCS and Lync will be in a coexistence scenario,and group chat server still can be accessed before you migrate OCS edge to Lync Edge.Once you complete Lync Edge migration,you need also enable federation function for your partner,as long as the partner is still your federation users and you have set access scope for them,they can still access group room in your orgnization if your group chat server is online.More information on please look at the following link:

     http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398387.aspx 

     http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398543.aspx

    Communicator 2007 R2 Group Chat can connect to channels in both OCS Group Chat server/pools and Lync Group Chat server/pools,so your federated partner needn't upgrate there group chat client if they wouldn't like to.If you don't want there is long offtime for the federated users to access your chat room when you migrate OCS Group Chat server to Lync Group Chat server you can use the recommended migration method Swap server upgrade .More details you can check http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg615442.aspx

    Hope these helpful!

    Regards,

    Sharon


    Mittwoch, 3. August 2011 08:51
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  • Hi, Maurício Penhalver,

    So you mean your orgnization host the OCS group chat server and  the federated partner access the chat room in your orgnization,but now you need migrate OCS to Lync and you are not sure whether they can access your chat room during and after migration,right?

    During the migration,OCS and Lync will be in a coexistence scenario,and group chat server still can be accessed before you migrate OCS edge to Lync Edge.Once you complete Lync Edge migration,you need also enable federation function for your partner,as long as the partner is still your federation users and you have set access scope for them,they can still access group room in your orgnization if your group chat server is online.More information on please look at the following link:

     http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398387.aspx 

     http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398543.aspx

    Communicator 2007 R2 Group Chat can connect to channels in both OCS Group Chat server/pools and Lync Group Chat server/pools,so your federated partner needn't upgrate there group chat client if they wouldn't like to.If you don't want there is long offtime for the federated users to access your chat room when you migrate OCS Group Chat server to Lync Group Chat server you can use the recommended migration method Swap server upgrade .More details you can check http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg615442.aspx

    Hope these helpful!

    Regards,

    Sharon


    Mittwoch, 3. August 2011 08:51
    Moderator
  • Hi Sharon,

    I am sorry for the late to answer your post.
    No. My organization does not have Group Chat installed. They only access OCS 2007 R2 group chat rooms from a federated partner.

    If i upgrade my environment to Microsoft Lync and my partner continue to use OCS 2007 R2 my users (Microsoft Lync) will still be able to access federated rooms????
    I will follow all the steps in migration document.

    Mittwoch, 17. August 2011 14:06
  • For the Group Chat client and server coexistence,you can read through the last link I gave you,there is a table summarizes the supported combinations.

    Regards,

    Sharon

    Donnerstag, 18. August 2011 01:30
    Moderator