Hosting Chat Communities

Set Up the Discussion Channel

Set up a separate discussion channel so that event participants can discuss the proceedings without interrupting the speaker.

To set up a discussion channel:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the Channels folder in the chat community where you want to hold the event.

    Chat Communities

    1. Chat_community_name
    2. Channels
  3. Right-click the Channels folder, click New, and then click Channel.
  4. On the channel's General tab, in Name, type a channel name that identifies the event. Be sure to precede the channel name with a valid channel prefix (#, &, %#, or %&).
  5. In Topic, type a topic that indicates what will be discussed at the event.
  6. On the Access tab, in Number of users allowed in channel, type the number of chat users that you expect to participate.