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Bulk Broadcasting IM RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our reception team needs to send out group messages to the whole of the office (90 Users).

    I understand Skype For Business can't handle sending out group messages to more then 40 uesrs.

    Explaned here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2736787

    Can anyone recomend any free 3rd party software that uses Skype For Business to send bulk messages?
    Monday, June 13, 2016 10:45 AM

Answers

  • Hi 

    Yeah i also found later its limited to older versions of Lync. Not much info from the net can check the previous forums here utilizing UCMA application but not really from the Client end. 

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/d326527d-ebc4-471b-9b66-a9800c01fb44/sending-an-im-to-multiple-users-using-ucma

    http://imblast.net/index.html


    Linus

    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Saturday, July 9, 2016 5:47 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:56 AM
  • Indeed you'll have to add all users once. On the other side - once they're added, you'll have a minimal administrative overhead to keep the chatroom up to date.

    I actually like the idea to use chatrooms for low-priority-messages. Users will see, that someone wrote sth. in it, but are able to open and close the chatwindow at any time - the messages will stay in there. Maybe it's a bit backwards, but not all old things are automatically bad ;)


    Carsten Brenner IT-Engineer at cloud4you GmbH (Germany)

    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Saturday, July 9, 2016 5:47 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:13 PM

All replies

  • Do you want to check this one, it has the feature which you have requested 

    http://www.bluequalitystudios.com.au/s01/products/psimalerts

    Note: Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. The sites are not controlled by Microsoft. Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. Please make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any suggestions from the above link.


    Linus

    Monday, June 13, 2016 11:37 AM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your info,

    Do you have any other ideas at all? I can't seem to get this to work.

    I expect its not compatible with Skype for Business server 2015?

    I need something that can be installed on the client and is easy to use for the basic user.

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:24 AM
  • Hi 

    Yeah i also found later its limited to older versions of Lync. Not much info from the net can check the previous forums here utilizing UCMA application but not really from the Client end. 

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/d326527d-ebc4-471b-9b66-a9800c01fb44/sending-an-im-to-multiple-users-using-ucma

    http://imblast.net/index.html


    Linus

    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Saturday, July 9, 2016 5:47 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:56 AM
  • thank you

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:30 AM
  • As I'm not working in a company big enough to reach those Limits, i wasn't able to test it - but have you tried using a Chatroom (Previous: Persistent Chat)? As far as i know, there is no limit of 40 users in such rooms.

    Carsten Brenner IT-Engineer at cloud4you GmbH (Germany)

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:22 PM
  • No I''ve not really thought about a chat room. It just seems to be a lilttle backwards to me.

    I'd need to add the whole office into a chat room to receive group messages, these messages are never urgent ones. Alerts like, "The food van is here", or "Can the owner of the balck van parked outside contact reception" not sure this would really work in chat rooms?

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:59 PM
  • Indeed you'll have to add all users once. On the other side - once they're added, you'll have a minimal administrative overhead to keep the chatroom up to date.

    I actually like the idea to use chatrooms for low-priority-messages. Users will see, that someone wrote sth. in it, but are able to open and close the chatwindow at any time - the messages will stay in there. Maybe it's a bit backwards, but not all old things are automatically bad ;)


    Carsten Brenner IT-Engineer at cloud4you GmbH (Germany)

    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Saturday, July 9, 2016 5:47 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:13 PM