Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Wanna chat in Sharepoint?

Check out what Lawrence has to say on the Sharepoint Team blog:

Have you ever wanted to have a persistent chat session right on your SharePoint team or collaboration site? It can be much easier and quicker for typing a message than SharePoint’s built-in Discussion Board. The ChatterBox web part provides an example of how such a persistent chat session can be implemented by utilizing a SharePoint list, so there’s no need to create a custom database. If you need more than one chat session on your site, you can simply create another instance of the ChatterBox web part and associate it with another SharePoint list. Here’s a screenshot of it in action.
I have not implemented this yet so I don't really know what to expect, but I do see a future for this in the helpdesk areas.


Anonymous said...

FWIW, I just download, installed, and tested ChatterBox in about 10 minutes. It works fine. Nice tool. -- Mark Kamoski

Anonymous said...

What else do we need to get it work other than the chatterbox webpart ?

MS Live Communication Server?
do we need a special architecture farm or anything ???

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to add a chat to sharepoint with a date/time stamp? I'm also looking to add a list of users that are currently signed in. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Anonymous said...

sharepointchat.codeplex.com is a javascript plugin that has a date/time stamp.