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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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I hear that waiting until the URL for a meeting arrives for first set up WebEx can be time consuming. So, is there a way to do this initialization beforehand?

Thanks.
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Just want to get folks opinions.  Anyone using them?  Any feedback?
Trying to implement sparkboards in every new office and eliminate things like conference phones, polycoms, and all that legacy stuff.

Thanks.
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Hi

Beside of Skype for business for video conferencing.

What other video conferencing solution example to recommend?

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We are looking for a video conferencing/desktop sharing tool which api would allow us to generate a link which we could send to the person who we would like to connect to our desktop and view our screen. What video conferencing/desktop sharing tool would you suggest for us in this situation? Besides being able to show my desktop to the person I have sent out the link to, I would also like to be able to have two way audio. It is important to note that we are not talking about a stand alone tool like GoToMeeting or Google Hangouts, but would like to create a web app that would generate this link via the video conferencing tools api which we then could send out via our own web app.
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Whenever I create a Skype for Business Meeting, it has the same URL for every meeting I create.  So if there are overlap meetings, someone can join that meeting even though I didn't invite them.  The format is https://meet.domainname.com/username/PSN9R4BL

This url never changes, anyway to change this URL?  We are not using PTSN.

I appreciate the help!
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Hi All,

Can anyone here please suggest how to do the 24x7 Skype conference call between two remote office location?

At the moment I'm using Free Skype to show the two meeting room from different cities so that they can just walk in and then arrange the time to discuss without having to contact IT to dial in the other meeting room PC.

But the problem with Free Skype is that you cannot leave the connection running for 24x7 or schedule it so that after the PC reboot, it automatically dials the other meeting room.

My requirements:
24x7 audio & video call between two computer with Webcam in two different cities.
automatically re-establish the connection if it is disconnected.

Does Skype For Business can do this or even the Free Skype can be scripted?
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One of my users is trying to watch some webinars that requires the Adobe Connect add-in.  The issue is that after installing the add-in under their profile it does not work and they are prompted again to download and install.  If I install the add-in under my profile (I'm an admin), it installs correctly and works.  I tested by making the user a local admin of their machine and had no issue installing or using the add-in.  Once I removed the user from the local admins group I was back to square one.  Is there a way to make this work for a non-admin or is this a bug with Adobe's software.

Thanks for your assistance!
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Has anybody been able to get the Sony EVI-D70 camera work with Skype on either a Windows or Mac?  I have tried the Startech SVID2USB23 and the Hauppauge USB-LIVE2 adapters using both S-Video and Composite video...no luck.  Skype will not pick up the camera.  It recognizes both adapters but won't connect to the video.  If I try the same camera with Google Hangouts, Webex, GoToMeeting and Join.Me, all those services find the camera with no problems using either adapters.  I have tried changing the webcam settings, downloading obscure drivers, etc., and nothing works.  I have tried Win 7, 8 and 10...no luck.  Mac OS 9 and 10...no luck.  If I call Sony, they say they are not responsible for Skype.  If I call Skype, they say they have a list of approved webcams on their site.  If you are using a non-approved webcam, they cannot help.

Please advise.
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Hi
One of our staff is going to teach in a Classroom-A with 30 students. He will be using overhead projector and a screen and will be doing a PowerPoint presentation and using internet as well.
I would like to broadcast the same screen that is happening  in Classroom-A to Classroom-B
I would like the students in Classroom-B to hear what the teacher teaches in Classroom –A  and also when the students ask any questions from Classroom B this must be audible to the teacher in classroom B and when he answers this must be heard in classroom B

Both classroom have projectors and speakers and PC.
Please let me know how I can achieve this.
Any help would be great.
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Hello EE,

We have an SX20 (Site 1) calling to or from SX20 (Site 2) across corporate MPLS.
Audio is fine
Video is fine at Site 1
Video is pixelating at Site 2
QOS is on the routers but there are no dropped packets so looking at the SX20 shows
at Site 1 Loss of Packets on Transmit.

What could cause this?
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Dears,
i have Skype For Business server 2015,
when i send any message to another user i get this error
"can't receive IMs right now. Status is unavailable or offline."
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whats the solution to save offline messages ?
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I am looking for a web application, preferably free, that will allow me to stream a meeting, password protect the meeting and also log attendance from each recipient.  It might be too much to ask, but is there something that does what I just asked?
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Is there a way to record both audio and video of a conference when using the dial in feature of the conference.
Currently the only way I can see to be able to record a conference is to use the Skype audio option when joining.
I am aware that Verba and a couple others offer a third party solution to this but was wondering if it can be done within the Skype system alone.
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I have never used a podcast and need some advice if a podcast is the right technology for me.

I need to have a free "seminar" service which people can log into and watch me live, or watch the show after the fact. I need to share my desktop with attendees and have my voice as well. What desktop sharing options are there?

What's the difference between a live desktop sharing session and a podcast?

Where does Ted Talk for in?

Also, I need to potentially require a ticket price per seat, but attendance will be free for starters. But I do need, from the day of launch, a feature where viewers can easily give a charitable contribution. I could easily use my PayPal account for contributions.

What kinds of guidance can you provide me?

I assume my seminar series would start with a few number of attendees, so having some expensive back-end is not a feasible solution. Also, I have a sharply political message, so I assume Ted Talks may be off limits. Is this true?

Thanks
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We are in the process of deploying Skype for business to our infrastructure.
the question that came up was which method of call processing is preferable and what are the pro's and cons of each or of using both.

in my research i haven't found a definitive reason for one over the other (at least for basic call menus)

specifically this is the question i'm asking.
if anyone has any insight into this that would help.
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Does anyone know of any software where a user can cast from their laptop to another screen via a url?

What we want is for the conferencing screen to have its own casting url for visitors to connect to which will cast their laptop screen.

Thanks

John
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We have Skype Events id 5156 of audit success in our Windows 2008 R2 each second or each minute. What could be the reason for so many Events id 5156 of Skype? Is there a way to avoid Skype to post so many Events id 5156 on the Event Viewer without damaging works correctly ? Because is not comfortable be filled of garbage each second. This is the example of the Event id where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is our static IP:

The Windows Filtering Platform has permitted a connection.

Application Information:
      Process ID:            5772
      Application Name:      \device\harddiskvolume1\program files (x86)\skype\phone\skype.exe

Network Information:
      Direction:            Outbound
      Source Address:            xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
      Source Port:            12936
      Destination Address:      157.56.52.35
      Destination Port:            40030
      Protocol:            17

Filter Information:
      Filter Run-Time ID:      215063
      Layer Name:            Connect
      Layer Run-Time ID:      48


Sometimes there are events of audit failed but never stops posting.

Thank you
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I am using Cisco UCM 10.5 and would like to assign two 7936 Polycom units to the same extension and to be used simultaneously in a large conference room.  

Is this possible with my current system?
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I want to implement video chatting in our website with multiple user and want to recorded in our database in PHP code.
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I had this question after viewing skype auto redial.


I want a simple program that will attempt a busy number 60 times. Moonlight21 was that program. Other programs are too bulky and are intended for business use


for calling parents that do not have call waiting and use a simple united states ground line phone number
I do not know when my parents will hang up phone and I forget to call parents because their phone is busy

Not looking for a complex business program that does many functions
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I had this question after viewing Cisco Access-List Ghost calls.

I get a lot of anonymous calls on my Cisco Video Conferencing System(SX20, SX80, C90)  Is there a way to block these calls.

Currently, all I can do is to set the systems to DnD when I am in a VC Call.  But when the VC is idle, we get about 50 - 100 anonymous calls per day.
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We received frequent Lync limited functionality error for few user .
We observed below event on the Lync server when issue occurred every time.
Event id - 32112,32068,32113,52013,52012
Also same time we observed event id 833 on the SQL server for I/O issue on Temp DB.
We also notice when we recieved 833 event on the SQL same time we recieved event 32068 on the Lync front end server.

Just wanted to Know is there any logging i can enabled on the Lync frontend server to capture this issue to get more clue to resolved the issue.
Lync server 2010 enterprise edition
SQL server 2008
Client mixture of 2010 and 2013
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I have a system that has the Skype login prompt all of a sudden, cannot close it or click off; it just began happening.
has anyone got a resolution for this behavior?
all help is greatly appreciated
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One of my colleagues will be giving a live presentation via web browser using an old tool.  Several functions are not working well include the record feature.  I need to record this to make it available to other clients/partners.  If i attend the webinar is there a software package (preferably free) that i can use to record both the audio and video?
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Hello,

I am installing Lync 2010 Standard and went through the first stage of AD preparation. However, when I run the actual installation, the first step (Configure Local Replica of Central Management Store) fails. The option selected "retrieve directrly from the Central Management Store" (the other option is Import from a file). I don't understand what exactly is being done here and what needs to be in place. Any suggestions?
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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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