A customer requested the ability to broadcast a story in the Group Chat client and that is not option in the menu’s, however as the old saying goes – It’s not what you know but who you know and I know David Moy, a guy who knows Group Chat real well Smile 

The screen shots I will use are for the Lync Group Chat client, I have not tested with R2 but have high confidence it should work. I also opted to create a folder with 3 of my channels/rooms to easily illustrate the result. As the testing is being done in part of our corporate configuration I can’t show all room names or content.

In this dialog I am right clicking on the LCSKid folder

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The Broadcast a Message dialog box (no option for a story)

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Here I am entering my text, pay attention to the fact that the first bit of content automatically becomes the story subject

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When you click send in the dialog above (or press enter), the Send a Story dialog opens. It is here where an end user could modify the subject of the story.

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And this is what it looks like in the room -

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TomL LCSKid – always thankful for truly impressive folks that know our products inside and out and share that knowledge.

 

p.s. - The Story size can only be modified by an unsupported SQL tblconfig update, the first value defines when a Story is automatically created and the second value indicates the maximum size. You can increase that or use attachments.

      <chat>

        <messagesizelimit>512</messagesizelimit>

        <storysizelimit>4096</storysizelimit>