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'm trying to figure out which user we should use for Skype videoconferencing in out meeting and conference rooms.  All users have an Office 365 business premium account.  Note: We're not using roaming profile on the AD network.  

When a user send a Skype meeting invitation, then days later he'll go in the meeting room where our Atlona SW-510W is used with a Yamaha video camera and speaker and mic bar on the wall.  The PC is connected to the TV.

The user will use the PC that is already in the meeting room, not his laptop most of the time.  

This PC has a default user (the name of the meeting room.

If the user uses the default user (it's easier he doesn't have to login, find icons and everything and office 365 is already activated but not with the user account but with the meeting room account (which is a full o365 account not a equipment account)  Most users are trying to find the reunion, not realizing (even if they should know we have told them but some will forget, or they're in a hurry and so on) they have to login on o365 with their own users.

And most of the time they don't have much time.  

So I think it would be easier if each user would use their own account.  But they will have to activate O365, and O365 cannot be activated on more than 5 PC.  If they visit 20 meeting rooms in a year I don't think they can activate as many O365 on different PCs

QUESTION: what is the most commun way to use skype or any other conferencing tool in a meeting or …
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I am a new user to gotomeeting.  I have a question about shceduling a meeting.  I will be setting up a meeting next in 2 weeks and I want to be able to have a link available for users to click on and join the meeting.  Does this link have to be created right when the meeting begins or can you setup a meeting link (not sure if it a number) and have the link on our website for people to click on when the time comes?  I don't want to have to email everyone the day of the meeting or contact them the day of and let them know what the meeting number is.  I have about 30 attendees that would need to be notified the day of the meeting unless there is another way to do it.
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I am setting up a conference camera to live stream a company meeting to 2 remote locations.  At these locations there will be a laptop setup connected to a projector.  I don't want the attendees to listen to the live stream meeting using the laptop speakers.  What kind of speakers could I plug into the laptop to get some pretty good, and loud sound?
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Our company has finally decided to live stream our company meeting to 2 locations that have in years past had to travel across the country to attend.  The scenario would be 1 location hosting the meeting and 2 remote locations needing to view the meeting over the internet.  I am looking for the cheapest option that is still reliable and has decent video and audio quality for something like this.
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Hello,
I have teams and office 365
What is the solution to connect on visio conference via outlook?

Thanks for your advise
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Need help with GoToMeeting Software.

So far, via the Go to Meeting Apps' own staff and Kind Experts here I've been told that it is possible to use a green screen background with GoToMeeting, and then, via the app itself, load an active browser window into that green screen background.

The effect would be something similar to what you have with a weather caster, where there's a person standing in front of a dynamic background.  In this case, that background would be a browser window.

This would let me give a presentation based on the contents of the webpage.  I could stand in front of it and, as I scroll through the page, give my lecture.

Downloaded the GoToMeeting software today.  Allowed engineer friends and myself to fool around with it for about two hours.

They are telling me that the only thing it can do is to be used in conjunction with a program called OBS Studio.  If we do that, then we could run anything we'd like to the green screen background.

That, however, is the step we are trying to avoid.  We need a conferencing app that - via the App's own settings - allows a live, independent browser screen to be projected to the green screen background.

This is what I described, in detail, to the good folks there at GoToMeeting.  

And, what Len described here.
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Using Zoom for video conference I can have a green screen background.  Static image.

Need to run a live HTML page as the background.

Out of the box, Zoom can't do this.

It CAN be done, but I need to ALSO use OBS Studio to enable me grab the HTML Page / Browser Window and project it to the green screen as a background.

Is there any video conferencing that allows an HTML Page to be run to the greenscreen background out of the box / as a toggled option.  So that I don't need to run any additional software.  Just the conferencing software which then grabs HTML Page / Active Browser Window and runs it to the greenscreen background.

Many thanks,

OT
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Using Zoom for video conference I can have a green screen background.  Static image.

Need to run a PPT as the background.

Out of the box, Zoom can't do this.

It CAN be done, but I need to ALSO use OBS Studio to enable me grab the PPT and project it to the green screen as a background.

Is there any video conferencing that allows PPT to be run to the greenscreen background out of the box / as a toggled option.  So that I don't need to run any additional software.  Just the conferencing software which then grabs the PPT and runs it to the greenscreen background.

Many thanks,

OT
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How to host Webex meeting when you were invited

I would like to know for instance, a Webex organizer  has sent me an invite to attend  a Webex meeting, but the organizer was not able to show up and host the meeting and I am the subordinate and I have to host the meeting through that invite I received, since I do not have an account  to create a new webex meeting from scratch and invite people to the meeting

is it possible to host a webex meeting from an invite ?

Thank you
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My recorder is not working when I’m conference in GotoMeeting, Zoom, Skype, etc.  I have checked the sound configuration and there is a recording tab and the device is enabled and says working fine.  How can I troubleshoot to assure that my microphone is working fine for my next conference?
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We are looking into detecting when users initiated a screen-share or remote control using the popular Conference programs out there. We are looking to detect this so we can then build some controls and alerts around the policy we want to enforce.
Note: We do not want to prevent the users from joining any of these business related conferences. We are just interested in Screenshares/remote controls.
Some popular common Apps used/needed for typical business are
VNC
Skype
RingCentral Meeting
Zoom
Logmein
Teamviewer
Webex
Cisco Virtual Meeting
join.me
BlueJeans
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Hi

I am looking for web based system that can be used for company meetings, where everyone involved in the meeting can see
each other's faces. Some people will be in areas where the internet speed is fairly slow.

Which web based conference calling  system will be suitable for this?
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I want to know more about Webex from Cisco. Does the server running webex reside at customer premise or @ Cisco. Also, please let me know how des licensing work for using webex.
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I have three conference rooms

Outside each conference room door I want
a wall-mounted monitor/TV displaying that
room's WEEKLY calendar

What under solution do you
recommend based on the below ?

  ** budget TBD
  ** Exchange 2016 on-premise
  ** "room" mailboxes called "ConferenceRoom1",
     "ConferenceRoom2", "ConferenceRoom3"
  ** wall-mounted monitor/TV
  ** readOnly mode is fine if
     solution does not offer editing
  ** view WEEKLY calendar

Possible Solutions
 1. all-in-one Dell PC/monitor
 2. http://georgecos.com
 3. https://www.mirabyte.com/en/products/frontface-for-public-displays/applications/calendar-schedule-and-timetable.html
 4. http://meetingroomsigns.biz
 5. https://www.evoko.se/products/evoko-room-manager/
 6. http://www.schedulla.com/en/
 7. https://www.capitalnetworks.com/
 8. http://www.resoftco.com/solutions-2/outlook-conference-room-booking-resource-central-2/add-digital-signage-to-meeting
 9. https://www.pronestor.com/
10. https://www.gogetcorp.com/products/#roomsync
11. https://www.teem.com/
12. https://www.visix.com/products/meeting-room-signs/connect-conference-room-signs/
13. https://www.resourcexpress.com/us/meeting-room-screens/qx-plus
14. https://airtame.com/partners/take-control-of-your-meeting-rooms/
15. https://www.goaskcody.com/meeting-room-displays-and-activity-view
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I have three conference rooms and have been tasked to find away to simplify the booking of meeting and seeing the availability. Now people call one person to book a room and if they don’t call her people will just take the room and it’s a mess.

Is there an iPad app that I can install and I’ll put three iPads one at each location where people can see the schedules and availability of the rooms and even book the room if need be. Than sync that meeting to that person or persons outlook?

Thank you
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It was ugly with Skype. Still haven't figured how how to add (or invite) external contacts to chat in Teams
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Virtual meetings with multiple participants. 2 or three extra screens facing me so I can see the participants.  Greenscreen behind me.

On top of the monitors is my camera.

I often forget to look in the camera when I'm speaking, or replying to a question.

Need a way to jury-rig a little red light on the camera.  Something to remind me to "Look here." when talking.

Any creative ideas?  Where can I find a bright red, but small single bulb light that I could stick on top of my webcam: https://www.logitech.com/assets/64513/24/c930e-webcam.jpg

And, how could I get it to stick on there?

Thanks!

OT
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Hi Skype for buiness experts

we have on premise skype for business in our environment

how can i let our users make conference calls with  users who use office 365

i know that we can make  free Skype Connectivity Configuration with On-Premise Skype for Business 2015

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2015/11/09/step-by-step-skype-connectivity-configuration-with-on-premise-skype-for-business-2015/

but now my issue skype for business on office 365 Connectivity Configuration with On-Premise Skype for Business 2015

i saw something like this on-line

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/skypeforbusiness/skype-for-business-hybrid-solutions/plan-hybrid-connectivity

but we dont have anything realted to ms CLOUD or office 365

do we have to buy something in order to be able to configure connectivity between our SFB and office 365 SFB


kindly advice
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I am looking for recommendations for an HD Camera that can be connected directly to a smart TV for video conferencing. Can anybody make a recommendation?

I am looking for a way to do this without the need for a computer.

Thanks.
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Hello Experts,

what are the best options & cost effective hardware for video conferencing?

thank you.
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Is there a way to customise the format of the Skype Meeting request text that appears when setting up the meeting in Outlook.
I would like to separate the text and clean it up a bit.
e.g.
Toll Number:        +61nnnn
Conference ID:     61216546
 

At the moment, it includes the phone number and conference ID in a single string, as per below.
Current Skype Meeting format
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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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Users are being forced to upgrade to latest skype client, currently v8.25, but from what i can see the user is not able to increase the chat text size.   This is troublesome and a backwards step for particularity elderly people using 1080+ screens.  

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Does anyone have a hack/workaround for the text size?   If Microsoft have not built the setting into the initial design I can't imagine they will be adding it anytime soon.

Thanks,
--Paul
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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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I assisted to a webinar and later on I got a link to be able to re-view it.

I would like to download it for offline re-viewing. How can I do this ?

Thanks
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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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