Conferencing Software

Web conferencing describes various types of online collaborative services including web seminars ("webinars"), webcasts, and peer-level web meetings. In general, web conferencing is made possible by Internet technologies, particularly on TCP/IP connections. Services may allow real-time point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers. It offers data streams of text-based messages, voice and video chat to be shared simultaneously, across geographically dispersed locations. Applications for web conferencing include meetings, training events, lectures, or presentations from a web-connected computer to other web-connected computers. Popular titles include GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Lync, TeamViewer and Skype.

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I have two offices where I would like to promote working together by having a constant live feed into the other office.  I'd like to set up two 40 inch TVs with cameras on top.  The idea being they will be a "window in the other office and promote interactions between staff without having to physically go to the other office.

A persistent skype connection would be the easiest, but in my neck of the woods our internet connection is not that fast so I'd rather the service work only on our internal LAN and have no effect on your internet connections.  

I can only find solutions that connect over an internet connection.  Any ideas for LAN based video conferencing that i could throw on to a TV somehow?
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I did a .arf recording using WebEx Recorder. I would like to remove the first minute of the recording.

Tried doing it using WebEx Recorder but it turns out that it only edits .wrf files.

Then I found this link which pointed to an Article, which unfortunately is a broken link.

https://communities.cisco.com/message/82281

Can someone please help me with this. If I need some converters to convert it to another format would appreciate if you could point me to some free software which could do that.

The size of the .arf file is around 50MB and it is a 12 minute recording.

Thank You
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hi, I have a student who has been asked to have Skype for business installed on his works pc to work with the university. for about a year. I was looking at the Skype for business online plan 2.
as a business we have a windows 2008 small business server and no lync/Skype for business on the domain.

If the student was to have the Skype for business installed on his work pc, would it interfere with outlook on his work email address, whilst registering Skype for business on his personal address ?

what were trying to do, is have it on his works outlook, but work with the university system at the same time to have meetings and desktop sharing.
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I have an existing Lync2013 server and Edge pool that I have just upgraded to SFB2015, during the upgrade process it comes up with an error that I can move past that is
•      This topology contains the following servers or clusters that use a NetBIOS name as the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) value, which is not supported.  Please update the NetBIOS name to an FQDN, for example pool01.contoso.com.

I have now done the upgrade but I can no longer call from my client to myself, also running SFB2015.

Process was upgrade my own SFB2015 - all good; communications between both OK
Upgrade clients and can now no longer communicate...can IM, but cannot enable calls, they just stop, but have an error
Condition failed with 80ee002a

I cannot see anyway to fix the FQDN on the SFB server, but the thing I don't get is that it is a FQDN....so I can't understand where the NetBIOS part is being pulled from.

Please help
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hi

i have a working Lync 2013 environment working internally and externally for domain users, however skype federation is not working, i have provisioned my domain on PIC.lync.com about 7 months ago, setup federation and external access on LYNC SERVER 2013 but when i search for any of my domain users on skype with a proper microsoft/live account signed into skype i do not get any results, adding the skype account into lync 2013 client the account remains "presence unknown".
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Hi Folks,

While deploying LYNC 2013 in my org, i have been asked by my management that when Domains are trusted with each other so we can even windows logged in at premises of domain trusted organization...

So if lync of two organizations are federated then can one person of Org-A can sign in their lync client with their same credentials while sitting in Org-B?


If yes then how and if no then reason? also federated lync involves edge server so is there any involvment of DCs which domain is two way trusted with other org DCs.
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I know the Logitech ConferenceCam Connect is supporting 1 to 6 collaborators for videoconferencing.  But we'd like to broadcast a videoconferencing to many more PC in the office (we have Skype for business)  They are not participating in any ways to the videoconferencing, They just watch it.  

Is it possible?

Thanks
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Hi, I am to attend a web training 10, 3 hour sessions. I am told there won't be any recordings available after, but we are encouraged to record outselves.

In the below, list, from your experience, can suggest the best pick for entry level (vide o& audio) recorder:
*able to record 3 hours straight
*relatively taking less space on HDD.

http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/autoscreenrecorder_free.htm
http://sourceforge.net/projects/camstudio/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffvideo/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/screencapturer/files
http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/
http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html
AutoScreenRecorder
http://www.hyperionics.com/hc/

(the training will have option to make it full screen).

could you guide which one will be you choose, if you are just getting started on this, with the above intent?

Thanks.
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Hello,

We have Lync Server 2010 in our environment and I need to enable the connectivity with Skype.

in the beginning if i can enable it at least for one user for testing and show it to the managment.

Regards,
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We have one single Win 2012 native AD environment with Exchange 2013, and Lync 2013. The exchange we use 4 domains and it works perfectly. We want to use multiple SIP domains in single standard frontend server with Edge and Reverse proxy.

Steps i did to add multiple sip domains:
1. Add the new SIP domain to the Topology.
2. Create DNS records for simple URLs both internal and external
3. SAN UCC certificates to support Auto configuration and simple URLs (both internal and external)
4. Run Enable-CSComputer on each Pool.
5. Export the configuration and import it to Edge server
6, configure IIS ARR Reverse proxy for multiple sip domains

Did i missed anything?

What are the SAN requirement for each sip domains

namespace xyz.com hosts AD and Exchange and Lync sip primary domain.

I want to add following sip domain in lync 2013.
abc.com
bcd.com
cde.com
def.com

What is the requirement for additional SAN names? Can i use wild card certificate is that supported?

Please help
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I need assistance connecting mIRC to chat.ircforex.com and have run into the issue shown in this video http://screencast.com/t/2volcRklog

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Hi,

I have a site using Polycom HDX 7000 and due to some recent network changes the Polycom doesn't receive incoming calls anymore.

The connection is described below:


INTERNET
     |
PUBLIC FIX IP IP
     |
MIKROTIK ROUTER CCR1009 (DHCP & NAT)
     |
SWITCH
     |
DRAYTEK 2860 ROUTER (DHCP & NAT)
     |
SWITCH
     |
POLYCOM


I am testing the Polycom using  VTCTest at  71.14.2.157 and/or 71.14.2.158 and my public IP display correctly.
Outgoing calls are fine.

On the internal router (Draytek) I have open the following ports to linked them to the internal IP of the Polycom.

NAT -> OPEN PORTS

TCP 1720
TCP  3230-3243
UDP 3230-3341

What is the best way to solve and or troubleshoot this issue?

Thanks,
Giraffe
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Is there a way to find out if anyone changes configuration in the Lync Control Panel module?  Any auditing can be done?

Thanks!
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I'm a newbie to iPhone & Apple products

My bro's iPhone 5 doesn't have a Facetime so I went to App Store to install one but it complains
that the version of iOS has to be 7.1.x or above.

Is there an older version of Facetime somewhere around ?  What other options other than
upgrading the iOS that I have to use use Facetime on tt phone?

If upgrading is the only option, possible to upgrade direct from 6.x to 8.x ?  Kindly provide
step by step instructions on how to upgrade without affecting/destroying the Contacts,
whatsapp / SMS messages & whatsapp groups & other apps that are currently installed
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Hello, I got a bunch of error alerts in Operation Manager about some Lync certificates that are about to expire.

Ex:
The following certificates configured for Microsoft Lync Server 2013, File Transfer Agent are about to expire: Type: Default, Expiry Date: 5/6/2015 4:49:52 PM, Serial Number: , Issuer: CN=DC, DC=domain, DC=com. Note: The Service may no longer be able to start up after a certificate expires. Cause: Certificates configured for this service are about to expire. Resolution: You must renew these certificates to prevent loss of UC Services to users.

Where would I go to renew these certificates? The issuer is our domain controller.


Thank you!
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Hi All,

We have an interesting issue here that i hope someone can assist with.

We have 3 sites that use Video conferencing.  One site uses LifeSize Systems and the other 2 use Polycom, HDX6000 and HDX7000 models.
We can initiate a multipoint call from Lifesize and have the two Polycom devices successfully join.  If from the LifeSize end, we share a presentation, only the HDX7000 device can receive it.  The HDX6000 only shows a black screen.

If a presentation is shown from the HDX6000, all parties can see the presentation.  The same goes for the HDX7000.  Presentation is viewable at both ends.  Once the HDX6000 shows a presentation and is closed, the Lifesize unit can show their presentation and it is then viewable on both devices, even though previously, the HDX6000 could not see the initial presentation from the Lifesize.  

If the call is then disconnected and reconnected, the issues reappears where the HDX6000 cannot view the presentation.  We have also made the presentation viewable using the above steps and kept the call open for 30mins.  After this time period, we try to present something from the LifeSize but it is again not viewable to the HDX6000 but the HDX7000 can still view it.

I hope my description isnt too confusing.  If anyone has any tips or ideas, they will be greatly appreciated

Any help will be greatly appreciated

Kind Regards,
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Has anyone had experience tying these together with a trusted application.  I am having trouble figuring out how to get the certificate and trust relationship built.

I create a .csr from Acano.  Download the .csr from the appliance and complete the request via CA.  This results in a .cer file that goes back on Acano and is paired with a key file.  I'm sure this is an obvious task to many.  

I have the trusted application created in Lync as well as routing.

Here is a brief look at the config:
get-CsStaticRoutingConfiguration
Identity : Service:Registrar:LyncPool.domain.com
Route    : {MatchUri=domain.com;MatchOnlyPhoneUri=False;Enabled=True;ReplaceHostInRequestUri=False}

get-CsTrustedApplication
Identity                   : join.domain.com/urn:application:acano-vtc
ComputerGruus              : {join.domain.com sip:join.domain.com@domain.com
                             ;gruu;opaque=srvr:acano-vtc:1nOrFfFoi1Gsunzm7P-vQg
                             AA}
ServiceGruu                : sip:join.domain.com@domain.com;gruu;opaque=srvr:
                             acano-vtc:1nOrFfFoi1Gsunzm7P-vQgAA
Protocol                   : Mtls
ApplicationId              : urn:application:acano-vtc
TrustedApplicationPoolFqdn : join.domain.com
Port                       : 5061
LegacyApplicationName      : acano-vtc


Not here is where I am stuck.  I am not sure how to get the cer file and key from acano to pair the 2 services.  I dont have staff that is highly familiar …
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which is best camera and microphone for video conference through skype
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I am looking for an easy to use video conference alternative to WebEx. We have been trying to WebEx with some people and they are having a tons of problem installing their software, etc. We only need video/audio conference.

Are there any alternatives out there that work on mac/pc/phone/ipad ?

Thanks,
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Hello,

We are a mid-size organization with offices scattered around US and we're looking for a video conferencing solution. Currently we use Lync for all our video conferencing needs but we were wondering if we should be aware of any other solution that could be better than Lync or just improve the Lync experience. Obviously, since we're looking around, we're looking for improvement. Anyone having experience with this kind of integration(ex. Lync and Polycom)? Windows envirnment with Lync 2013.

Sorry about the vague description. Let me know if you need more info on our environment.


Thank you!
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Up until a few days ago, I ran the business with a combination of GoToMeeting and LogMeIn. I used GoToMeeting for presentations, collaborative work, and "on-the-fly" IT support for clients that don't have a LogMeIn install. I use LogMeIn for IT support for my established clients. While I'm happily sticking with LogMeIn, my sweetheart annual membership fee went away with GoToMeeting, and I'm looking for a less expensive replacement.

While I used to use the free version of join.me, the newer join.me free includes a promotional splash screen or two and that splash screen always throws my clients (some of whom are not technically inclined). If the fee-based of join.me is simpler to launch, I'm certainly interested.
In summary, I need an on-the-fly remoting tool that is a) easy for my clients to launch, b) offers remote control for IT support, c) is a bit cheaper than $180/year that Citrix is now asking for GoToMeeting.
While most my client machines are running Windows, a tool that supports OS X as well would be nice. iOS and Android support would be nice a well, but are not mandatory.  
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If a user has Lync meetings setup and invites sent, and all of a sudden the user wants to change her Lync PIN. Will she be required to resubmit the meetings or can the users still access the meetings even though the PIN has changed?
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I am currently at the end of a OCS 2007 to Lync 2013 co-existence stage. Internally the Lync 2013 meetings and services are working except for external meetings.

I am wondering if my external certs might also be the cause of the issue. I have cert A named sip.xxx.com pointing to OCS Edge and cert B (with same name) pointing to Lync Edge. Currently everything is still going through the OCS Edge except for a small amount of test users. Our external DNS A record is still pointing to OCS Edge.

I cant figure out how external users would know how to traverse OCS Edge to Lync Edge in order to use the meeting services...
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any idea how i can do this ,

i dial the stored number and dials the conf call and waits and then enters in the 5 digit code to sign into the conference call

thanks
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I am trying to set up a simple Lync 2013 deployment for a small company.  I want to have a single standard front end server and a single edge server.  I have a SonicWall fire wall that supports a DMZ.  I am struggling to find a document on how to do this.  I have tried the planning tool.  I have read a book.  They all want to reverse proxy, multiple pools, etc.  I am looking for a good step by step guide for as simple a deployment as possible.  I want persistent chat, video conferencing,  Exchange integration, and external access.  No enterprise voice.  Can you point me to such a guide/white paper?
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Conferencing Software

Web conferencing describes various types of online collaborative services including web seminars ("webinars"), webcasts, and peer-level web meetings. In general, web conferencing is made possible by Internet technologies, particularly on TCP/IP connections. Services may allow real-time point-to-point communications as well as multicast communications from one sender to many receivers. It offers data streams of text-based messages, voice and video chat to be shared simultaneously, across geographically dispersed locations. Applications for web conferencing include meetings, training events, lectures, or presentations from a web-connected computer to other web-connected computers. Popular titles include GoToMeeting, Cisco WebEx, Microsoft Lync, TeamViewer and Skype.