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Lync 2013 and Persistent / Group chat

Last Modified: 2015-11-07

I understand that with Lync 2013 (server/client) comes the ability to have persistent chat. I'm trying to understand what this is really.

Is the same the same functionality as a chatroom where messages are displayed indefinitely (i.e. don't need at least one party to remain active, and also a client can jump in and out and see the history).

Had some questions:

1. Does there need to be more than 2 parties for persistent chat to work (i.e. does it require multi-party, not just 1 to 1)

2. Can persistent chat be enabled for just 1 to 1 messaging

3. Is this dependent on the client (i.e. will this work with Lync 2010 client or mobile clients)

4. Do all parties require the same client
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