I personally don't think its a big deal as long as the client piece stays. If that was to go, then I would be very disappointed!!!
Open fire is more robust anyways and comes at the same price. ;) If I can have Open fire on the back-end and keep the client piece, it is really the best of both worlds in my opinion.
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Well....i guess us majority who would like to keep this feature intact, don’t have any say. It just drives me :mad: crazy Zimbra took their time and resources to install new modules like social networking which I find very counterproductive. Please at least keep command option for users to ENABLE IT.
Who knows here how I can plead my case to Zimbra in order for them to keep Internal IM. My users and I utilize IM everyday and makes everything so much easier to get things done under one platform….Please ZIMBRA…. Zimbra users come out and show full support for Internal IM to stay. We want INTERNAL IM to stay in zimbra
Bug 45932 – Remove IM server - you're too late, it's gone.
Does the IM server in 7 have the ability to manage shared groups, etc? If so, where can I find docs? If not, I guess I need to look at Openfire...
You're right, I should look at Openfire or similar...
What we really need though is a client that can be locked down for certain classes of users. Otherwise our students would be chatting all day long... (we block facebook during the day).
Openfire looks like a good option for us as an XMPP server, provided we can get SSO to work. Is there any way to get the ZCS7 IM client to use an external XMPP server?
Any recommendations on a lightweight windows XMPP client if we can't use ZCS7 for now?