WiscChat - Getting Started

WiscChat is a service of University of Wisconsin - Madison, providing instant messaging to all faculty, staff and students.

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Accessing Your Account

Windows Client Configuration
Macintosh Client Configuration
Other Clients

Quick Facts/Features

  • Cost: No Additional Charge.

  • Authentication and Security - You get the convenience of using your standard NetID or Office 365 service account credentials. This means you'll know who you really are talking to. Your password and messages are kept secure using Transport Layer Security (TLS).

  • Group Chat Conferencing - Allows multiple people to instantly communicate in the same chat window.

  • Presence Monitoring - You will know if someone on your roster is available for chat, where they are located, and see any status message they have posted.

  • Privacy – Only your authorized contacts can see your presence information. Your messages are not stored on the server and are not used for targeted advertising or data mining.

  • Server Stored Roster - You don't need to worry about carrying your contacts list with you.

  • Real Time Communication - Gives you the ability to interact instantly, without the delays of email, or the overhead of a phone call or face-to-face visit.

  • Superior Group Conferencing - WiscChat users and organizations can create and administer their own public and private chat rooms.

  • Standards Based - WiscChat doesn't lock you in like some Instant Messaging services. You can use a variety of clients to communicate with users on WiscChat and other standard - Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) compliant instant messaging services.

  • Versatility - WiscChat's XMPP technology allows developers to create custom functionality and tools, including: content syndication, collaboration tools, gaming, and remote systems monitoring.

  • Many free support options: Phone, Email, Walk-in Service Desk.

Managing Your Account

Updating Your VCard Information
Common Options/Preferences
WiscChat FAQs

See Also:

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Owner:Ara M.Group:WiscChat
Created:2007-12-13 18:00 CSTUpdated:2018-08-29 06:47 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Office 365, WiscChat
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