Looking for controled chat solution

Looking for a chap app that I can manage with whom employee can chat and monitor their chats (with their permission). also should be chat only (not voice/face...) on windows machine (Not Google chat or skype) small environment.
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAsked:
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
what about skype for business, which is replacing Lync  https://www.skype.com/en/business/
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
It has video. I want to keep it to chat only
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serialbandCommented:
HipChat?
Slack?
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Slack also has video conferencing. The other one you suggested I'll have a look. I'm also looking into Spark
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
you might check out Microsoft Team, but not sure how much control you get
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You could use OpenFire as the server and then an XMPP client that you like.
Spark, Jitsi, etc.

You will need to host your own server, though.

HTH,
Dan
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi,

Try 'Microsoft Teams' which is integrated with Office apps and Office 365. https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software

It has only chat facility (individual as well as group). Files can shared across instead of send, integrated One note function, meeting schedules  and much more.
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BudDurlandDirector of ITCommented:
We use Ipswitch instant messenger.  I like it because it has good centralized control over IM groups, etc.  The only downside is that it has not been updated in a couple years, but it works pretty well for what it is.  

https://www.imailserver.com/products/ipswitch-secure-instant-messaging
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Will have a look on this soon
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Abraham DeutschIT professionalAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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