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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Hi,

We have had Skype for a few years.

We are interested in purchasing Skype for Business and installing on a Windows 10 PC.

Before we do so, we would like to know:

- What are the differences between Skype and Skype for Business
- How much does Skype for Business cost
- Where to buy Skype for Business
- Can a person with Skype for Business call someone using Skype and vice versa
- Can the same Skype for Business account be used on any Windows PC in different locations
- Do we need an Office 365 account or can we use Skype for Business without it
- Can Skype for Business be used in a location with low bandwidth

We appreciate your support with the above.

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

We am looking for a camera to buy for our conference/ meeting room which will be used with Skype for business.

The conference room includes a conference table which seats 4-6 people (2 on right of table and 2 on left) and a 55 inch display mounted on a TV stand beside the wall about 4 foot from the table.

We may also need a microphone on the meeting room table for the Skype calls.

1. What would you recommend as the best camera to buy for this room?

2. Is there any other products you would recommend to use with the camera you recommended?

Thanks,
Robbie
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Hi,

We have a Skype account for our company.

We sign in with our company email address to access our Skype account on our Windows 10 Pro PC.

For people to get in contact with us, they usually request a Skype ID.

Our Skype ID displays as something like the following: live:" "_(numbers)

We would like to change this as it does not look professional.

How do we change the Skype Name/ID for our Skype account?

We are aware we can change the display name for the account but the Skype ID is needed for people to search for our company on Skype.

Thanks,
Robbie
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What is the best option for a giant TV on a rolling stand for a conference room? possibly 100 inch 4K but not crazy expensive
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We are just starting to use Skype For Business for Internal IM.   We have setup Skype For Business to not allow External Contacts to be added. We didn't want Employees to start chatting with Friends and Family while at work.

We are looking to get rid off WebEx for Presentations and wanted to use Skype For Business, though it looks like we can't Invite Customers to the Meetings since we blocked External Access.

Is there a Way to Block External Users for IM, though Allow Inviting External Customers for Presentations?

Thanks!
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Is there a Microsoft tool for testing Skype for Business video performance?  There exists for audio NetworkAssessmentTool.ext which allows you to make hundreds of simulated skype audio calls and gain insight into network preparedness for audio. Is there any similar tool that looks at Skype for Business online video?
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We have 2 x Skype Room systems and 1 x POlycom Trio 8800 visual+.  We use on prem exchnage (2010) but have Skype For Business deployed via Office 365.
How can we allow executive Assistants to schedule meeting between these devices and external parties (ie provide a Skype Meeting ID).

For example:

EA schedule s a meeting on behalf of her executive, the meeting needs a skype ID, she has the plugin installed but is not signed ion to SKype.
How do we get this to work?
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Hi,

We are currently having issues syncing the time/date and setting up the SFB login's on our Polycom trio 8800. Can anyone advise on how to resolve the issues.

Thanks.
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I am more looking for suggestions.  We are a portable church, meaning we setup and tear down every week, but we have use of multiple rooms in a building.  We want to be able to "stream" our service from the main auditorium to another location in the building.  I was planning on doing this via Facebook Live, but there are those above me that do not want to do this.  They prefer to keep it local, meaning we have the camera and we stream it internally.  I have access to physical cabling, so I could set this up to at least run over a network, but can anyone provide me some guidance on how I would "stream" without putting it on the internet?
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What services can be restarted in Windows 7 if audio fails when joining a WebEx
conference? My system audio for mic and speakers tend to work fine for Zoom meeting
and Skype. WebEx has had problems and I have to have it call my cell phone instead of
just using the headphones on the laptop.
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Polycom Soundstation 6000 not saving the Provisioning user information.  It saves the URL, but when you try to save the username and password, it "says" saved, but when you reboot or refresh the page, the credentials revert back tot the default one.  I also tried to enter it through the display (not the web UI) and same results.

I also tried to update the firmware, tried almost all of them and still same results.  Anyone have any other ideas?
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Voicemail using Unified Messageing and Skype for Business - Greetings not being played/ applied correctly.

Afternoon everyone,

We use Skype for business, for VM we use Unified Messaging and whilst this technically works I have unearthed an issue with greetings.
Due to the nature of our business we need to have two different greetings for in and out of hours (simple one would have thought). We have these two greetings recorded in the system and can hear them when we go to re record.

However, when the number in question is dialed and goes to VM all we get is the generic 'Welcome to the mailbox of' message.

I've played with rules and settings through OWA and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong.

Happy to share settings or anything if it helps diagnose.

Thanks
AK
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i had a issue with VC .video conference . i got the opposite side Ip as some X.X.X.X ##3421  . wheni dial this ip its saying its not registered in gate keeper.  what exactly it is? and what is ##3421 . how do i dial  with ip address.what is that ##3421 stands for ?
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All of my Office 365 users have a Office 365 Business Premium license.   We have Conference numbers and Conference IDs assigned by our Audio conferencing service. I see where it takes about using 3rd Party and Import/Export, though I don't actually see where you can enter in the 3rd Party Provider and Import the Numbers for the users.

If I select one of the existing Providers they all want a 6 Digit Conference ID, ours are all 4 Digit.

I would like to be able to use our existing Audio Conferencing system with Skype For Business.

Thanks,
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Hello,

We would like to setup some video conferencing between our remote sites which are connected via satellite, any suggested software solutions?  The following preferences would be ideal:

- Use UDP to send and receive stream so we may apply QoS
- If possible, have low bandwidth usage
- Low CPU usage if possible
- Tech Support from vendor if possible

We have attempted the following:

- TrueConf UDP multicast (TTL by default is 1, will not work over satellite link.  Reached out to their support to increase TTL)
- Open Source "Office SIP" with "Jitsi" client (kinda worked, but had high CPU usage)
- We are willing to purchase software if it works as required

Are there any other suggested solutions for video conferencing?

Thank you!
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We have implemented Skype for Business 2015 PSTN conferencing without Enterprise Voice.

We do not use address book normalization because we have call centers that do not want unique phone numbers or extensions listed in their contact cards and all of them having the same phone number causes a mix up of user information among those users.

Users enter the phone number they want the conference to use when they choose the "Call me at" feature when joining conferences in the client phone options Work field.

This number is being cleared randomly.

Has any one seen this before?  If so what was the resolution?
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Currently looking for suggestion on a video conferencing unit that would be used in a health care environment, it needs to be in compliance with HIPPA and Unit has to be a standalone unit with no subscription cost.
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hello, please I am unable to configure my polycom vedio conferencing software. kindly help
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Hi Experts,

I am using a Cisco SPA504G phone.
When I press the "1" button to respond to an interactive menu at some outside organization that announces something like "Press 1 for sales", my response doesn't register.
How can I configure the phone to generate the correct tones?

Regards,
Leigh
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Currently we use Polycom VSX 7000 to do video conferencing. But a cable coming out from the speaker is worn out and can be broken into 2 pieces. Instead of buying another video conferencing system, we are thinking to use Skype. Since Samsung TV doesn't come with Skype with it any more, we can do the following:
1. Connect a laptop to Samsung TV via HDMI
2. Connect web camera to laptop and put it on Samsung TV

In this way, Skype user to Skype user should communicate no problem. Is there any recommendation of web camera for 22" Samsung TV? Just to be sure, the camera needs to be connected to the laptop, not directly to TV. Please confirm.

However, we still need to call non-Skype users. Is it possible to call non-Skype user (such as Polycom users with IP) using Skype or any possible way, without buying another video conferencing system?

Thank you very much in advance.
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Hey all,

Looking for some input on recommended conferencing solution for team members that are particularly high maintenance.
Lync/Skype seems to be problematic due to conference ID + Pin authentication.
Do disposable/one-time use conferencing options exist to keep things secure and convenient?

Thanks!
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I have a client that is interested in a video conference system to allow for one on one and team collaboration.  I have a dedicated high speed connection between offices and a large TV in each location.  It absolutely needs to be easy to use.  Walk up touch a screen (or whatever) and connect the two locations. I do not need scheduling, remote access, mobile, and other features that typically are included in VC solutions.  Does anyone have any thoughts?  Your comments are most appreciated.
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Dears,

Currently we are using Free Skype account for our conference calls to connect with up to 10 users.  we have been having a performance and reliability issue (Audio) mainly.  I was wandering if Skype for Business has better performance with higher bandwidth available?  without the use of office 365.

I am not interested about the other features Skype for business have, my main concern is bandwidth, performance and reliability.

appreciate your support.
Thanks
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when I got bridge details of a meeting , I came across the word "passcode" could you tell me what it means? why we use it?
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I'm getting ready to deploy Skype for Business and replace our existing Lync 2013 Enterprise systems.  We've had an enterprise deployment with 2 front end servers since we migrated to 2013 from 2010.  We've used DNS load balancing as we don't have any hardware/virtual appliance load balancing systems.  Our plan is to use S4B Standard and just create a second server running as a failover pool in case of an issue.  

We have 280 Lync enabled employees, 150 of them with Enterprise Voice.  The Skype for Business server will be going on a server with 64GB of RAM, dual Intel Xeon E5-2650L v3 processors (total 2 Sockets, 24 cores, 48 logical procs, at up to 2.09GHz).

Will I have any issues moving the CMS back to a Standard Edition server?  Any other issues I should expect?
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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.

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