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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
ITS

MavCHAT

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/mavchat/

Lync is an enterprise ready unified commutations platform and it offers the following features:

  • Instant Messaging and Presence
  • Desktop and application sharing
  • Soft Phone
  • Conferencing (very similar to Webex and Adobe Connect)
  • Online meetings
  • Integration with MSUM phone system.

Where can I get the Lync Client?

  • Windows Client can be installed from the "Run Advertised Programs" in your control panel, or you can manually install Lync from \\mavdisk\software\Staff\Microsoft\Lync-Client\Lync-PC\
  • Macintosh Client can only be installed from \\mavdisk\software\Staff\Microsoft\Lync-Client\Lync-Mac\
  • MavCHAT or Lync is integrated into the new MavMAIL.

What is Instant Messaging and Presence?

Instant messaging lets you send quick short messages to one or multiple people.

Presence enables real-time status of staff, faculty and students (based on calendar information, login/activity status, and user preference) to be displayed across the University to enable users to contact the right person using a quick chat session.

Available Presence states: Available, Busy, Do Not Disturb, Be Right Back, Away, Appear Offline.

How do I change my presence status?

Presence is automatically updated based on your MavMAIL or Outlook Calendar. If you want to change your presence status, you can do so by clicking on the small arrow next to the Presence indicator in MavMAIL, MavCHAT or Communicator.

MOC Presence screenshot CWA Presence screenshot Presence indicator screenshot

How do I add contacts to chat with?

In MavMAIL, there is a "Contact List" underneath your mail folders.Contact list screenshot

Under the Contact List, click "Add Contacts" 'Add contact...' screenshot

In the pop-up window, type the last name of the person you want to chat with. Click the Magnifying glass button to search for their name.

Search contact screenshot

Click the person's name, click the Add button, then click OK.

List of contacts

How do I start a chat session with someone in my contact list?

MavMAIL

Double-Click the name of the person you would like to chat with. A pop-up window will appear.List of contacts close-up in MavMAIL

MavCHAT

Double-click the name of the person you would like to chat with. A pop-up window will appear.List of contacts close-up in MavChat

Communicator 2007 R2 Client

Double-Click the name of the person you would like to chat with. A pop-up window will appear.List of contacts close-up in Communicator 2007 R2 Client

Can I chat with someone outside of MSU (MSN, AOL, Yahoo, Google)?

At this time, MavCHAT can only communicate with other MavCHAT users.

Where can I find more information?

If you would like more information regarding MavCHAT, please contact the IT Service Desk @ x6654.

MavCHAT is a subset of features available from the Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 R2 suite. Go to http://www.microsoft.com/ocs for more information on Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.