Hosting Chat Communities

Set Up the Speakers' Channel

After you select the chat community where you want to stage the moderated event, set up a channel where the event speakers will post messages to the meeting attendees.

To set up the speaker's 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, type the name of the channel in the Name box. Be sure to precede the channel name with a valid channel prefix (#, &, %#, or %&).
  5. On the channel's Access tab, type a password in Host. Each speaker must use the Host password to join the channel.
  6. Type the Number of users allowed in channel. This number should be the total number of speakers and chat users that you expect to participate.
  7. On the channel's Modes tab, choose one of the following speaking restrictions for the event participants: