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Need to setup Inter Office Messaging

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This is for a small business so Enterprise cost is not what I am looking for. Free to modest cost.

New network with about 20 workstations running anywhere from Windows XP Pro to Windows 8 Pro. I need a messaging solution. One that will allow domain users to not only message back and forth but possibly email back and forth, only inside the LAN. I'm not running Exchange.

What have you used and what do you recommend?
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The most cost effective solution I have ever seen besides using skype for chatting or windows live messenger is

http://www.omessenger.com/OM/

It is packed with features and really easy to use and setup. There is no server required.
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What Office version?
Have you considered Lync?
http://products.office.com/en-us/lync/
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Mmm... Lync seems like an Enterprise level solution though, at $3,500 its out of range.
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I just thought if you had migrated to 365 that would be an option.
great program for conferencing.
thanks for the response
XP still?
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Ugh... yes. Against my will some are still XP. And the messaging must be LAN only without Internet access. Office 365 would require internet access yes?
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Very True.  I just finished upgrading 100+ old computers to W7 Enterprise. Glad that is over, 25 were not compatible and 25 that were, required new AGP video cards.
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Softros LAN messenger supports Windows OS from XP to 8.1. It should comply perfect with your network.
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