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    Have installed the beta of ZCS 8 NE and it looks fab really like the feel of it. Then I go to click on IM and its not longer there Yes, we all knew it was coming but any thoughts on what could be used to fill the gap ? Really need something that will integrate with the ZWC if its going to be a true UC platform. Well done Z dev team

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    I have been experimenting with running a full Openfire server on the same box as our ZCS server. Seems to work well, and it's way more configurable than what we had with the integrated IM. Things like groups, auto-population, etc. All sorts of cool options to play with. This is probably what we will do when ZCS 8 rolls out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackoftrack View Post
    I have been experimenting with running a full Openfire server on the same box as our ZCS server. Seems to work well, and it's way more configurable than what we had with the integrated IM. Things like groups, auto-population, etc. All sorts of cool options to play with. This is probably what we will do when ZCS 8 rolls out.
    The downside is that it would not be integrated into the ZWC .. which means a road warrior or user in a cyber cafe would not have access to it

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    Not necessarily. All you have to do is open the XMPP ports on your firewall. You can also set up SRV records in DNS to make your XMPP server discoverable.

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    what he means is that if theres no longer an IM built into the web client, then a person will need to install softare on whatever computer they need to use IM on. This is a big step backward

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    Spot on bdial ... I was of the understanding that a revised Zimlet would be available, at some point, which would allow one to connect to a remote IM server ? Yep UC (Voice) is now included; Cisco and Mitel, but no OSS Asterisk!, and IM droppped. Great looking ZWC and Admin interface but functionality has indeed gone backwards Our client base would not be happy if we upgrade to ZCS 8 as they love the IM feature and all use it daily in their work.

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