Solved

Net Meeting or an alternative.

Posted on 2004-09-27
6
1,113 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Sup all. So my company has gotten back from their annual retreat and they now want to be able to get in touch with each other using something like INstant Messenger. INstant messenger capabilites would be perfect but we dont want everyone here running that for obvious reasons.  Im testing out net meeting which isnt that bad, but Im not sure if there is an away message feature which is something they want . We will be running on 2000 an xp pro machines.  Since we are getting another bldg built they would like something running so they can see if people are at there desks and where they are if they are away. They also want to be bale to use video as well, which I see is possible in net meeting. Well if anyone has used net meeting or any other program for this please let me know.  Seems a little silly to me but thats what they want, so I must provide.
0
Comment
Question by:emilbus20
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:JSunn
JSunn earned 125 total points
ID: 12161677
Does it need to be freeware or can it be a licensed solution? If money isn't really an issue I will suggest IBM's Lotus Sametime Corporate messenging client. Its an excellent corporate chat program  that allows users to conduct meetings, share applications / screensharing like Netmeeting, video messaging, status screens and more. Here is a link to the page on IBM's site http://www.lotus.com/products/product3.nsf/wdocs/homepage
Let me know if this helps! Good Luck!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:emilbus20
ID: 12162246
Cool looks good. I would like to find some freeware that someone out there has used.  The lotus is a little pricy.  Wonder if there is a way to limit AOL IM to only internal use.   Still looking any advice is appreciated thanks.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:JSunn
ID: 12162714
emilbus20,
Not a whole lot of free IM clients out there that have free corporate licensing, in fact none that I know of unless you use Netmeeting, or a few linux client apps. Sametime is definitely worth the money and has way more features than Netmeeting. However if its a free app you're looking for then Netmeeting would be the one. Hope this helps!
0
Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
tosh9iii earned 125 total points
ID: 12164587
You can try something simple like Windows Messenger:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/messenger/features.asp
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:bluelip
bluelip earned 125 total points
ID: 12181931
check out www.jabber.org and www.jabber.com.

This product is great for internal use and also has 'gateways' that can be installed for communicating w/ ICQ, AIM, yahoo, MSN, etc.

Multiple operating systems are supported.
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:feiyau
feiyau earned 125 total points
ID: 12182131
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people tend to confuse the function of a virus with the one of adware, this misunderstanding of the basic of what each software is and how it operates causes users and organizations to take the wrong security measures that would protect them ag…
Sometimes a user will call me frantically, explaining that something has gone wrong and they have tried everything (read - they have messed it up more and now need someone to clean up) and it still does no good, can I help them?!  Usually the standa…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question