If you’ve been given authorization by your Skype for Business administrator, you can quickly get started creating your own persistent chat rooms.
The scope of a particular category identifies all the users and groups that can be members of a chat room in the original category.If the administrator sets the scope of a room category to contoso.com, for example, any group or user at Contoso can be added as a member of the rooms in that category.As the room manager, you can control who can join the closed or secret rooms you create.You’re automatically a member of any closed or secret room you create. But anyone you add must appear in the pool of potential members for the room category that your room belongs to. If you’re the manager of a chat room, you’ll see your name in the Managers box on the chat room’s Room card.When persistent chat is first installed, your Skype for Business administrator creates a list of potential chat room participants.
After this list is set up, the administrator might create subcategories in a chat room category based on organizational needs.
When you create your chat room, add a description of the purpose.
Keep your description short and write it so that it helps others decide whether to request membership and whether to set up notifications to keep tabs on what’s being discussed in the room. Depending on how your organization has decided to use Skype for Business persistent chat, you might have access to useful web-based applications that can make the room a more productive place for your members.
A real estate firm, for example, might find it useful to set up a category of rooms specifically for the sales team, another category for the legal department, and another for the executive team.
Each room category also might have distinct policies about records retention and a required privacy setting.
Finally, you can disable a room to lock out members.