We would like to enable XMPP chat that is not limited to the domain itself. Pidgin seems to be a good alternative posed by the smartertools website as a third party XMPP platform, however, the next step then becomes how to implement this to clients. Do we:
1. install pidgin on the windows 2012 server itself, and then allow users to login?
2. direct users to install pidgin on their devices individually
as i am typing this i am thinking that the first option may not be possible due to synchronization conflicts alone, but then again smartermail is able to handle that with it's own chat, so I'd like some confirmation from a techy or someone who knows better. Thanks