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Instant Messaging

Instant messaging (IM) is a type of online chat that offers real-time, peer-to-peer text communication, presence information, and other one-to-one conferencing options like video or screen sharing.

Features and Benefits

Available Options

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a chat-centered workspace that brings people, conversations, files, and tools into one place so everyone has instant access to everything they need. Teams allows communicating one on one and with groups.


Skype for Business

Skype for Business, formerly Microsoft Lync, offers a host of features to make it easy to communicate and collaborate from anywhere across the University.



Last Updated: 26 August 2019

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