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Stanford IM (Pidgin/Adium) - March 1 Migration

February 22, 2016
Dear Stanford colleague,
Stanford's Instant Messaging service (Stanford IM) is enhancing to the new Cisco Jabber platform on March 1.  As a Stanford IM service user, you will initially notice some minor changes but can continue to use your existing client (Adium/Pidgin). 
With the new Cisco Jabber platform, you’ll still see your buddy lists, and you’ll have access to all the same people. (Those who participated in an earlier Jabber pilot may have to do a little cleanup to their buddy lists.)
One difference you will notice is that you won’t have to first log in to Kerberos with your SUNet ID and password to get your Adium or Pidgin application started. Instead, you can enter your SUNet ID credentials directly in the Adium or Pidgin dialog box that appears on startup. 
The new Cisco Jabber platform allows for many more features, including chat rooms, integration with telephone services, video, and more. We’ll be sending you more information introducing these features in the coming weeks. In the meantime, feel free to visit for the latest information.
If you have questions about this change or need additional support, please submit a HelpSU request.
Stanford University IT