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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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Is there any low-cost or free web conferencing tool that will allow a web-app, running on a persons computer, to generate a link so that our help desk personnel can receive the link via mail (for example) and when they click on this link they will be automatically connected to this person's computer screen and start an audio conversation with him or her. They key is here that the link should only allow screen sharing. Thus, the important thing here is that the video conferencing tool's API should be able to generate a "screen sharing only-link" and send it to the web app which then will email this link to our help desk.
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When I use The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer for Skype for business connectivity I get an error when it is attempting to obtain the SSL certificate from remote server. please see attached.
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Hi SFB Experts

as i understand from this link that in order to install SFB enterprise you have to have three front end servers in the pool

and in order to install SFB standard edition you have to use the built in MSSQL express inside SFB media

so what if i want to install only one front end server and use external MSSQL 2014 standard edition so technically this possible and such setup called standard or enterprise

i know front end server license is the same for stranded and enterprise only CALS play roll here but i want to know my setup is doable and under which category standard or enterprise

https://insidemstech.com/2016/12/31/skype4b-standard-vs-enterprise-edition/

https://insidemstech.com/2015/08/17/skype-for-business-licensing/


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We need a stable and reliable video conferencing solution to have a meeting between our US office and some customers in China.  Does anyone have any recent experience or knowledge about which video conferencing solution (e.g. GoToMeeting, Skype, etc.) works well for video conferences between China and the US?
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I need to create some videos using my Logitech Webcam, but I don't know what software to use.  Can you recommend a program that will enable me to record videos from my computer's webcam?  Thanks,  Phil
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I need Intranet video conferencing software together with several features:
1. Screen Sharing (For presentation).
2. File sharing
3. Real-time chat.

Anyone knows about this kind of software?
 I use TrueConf previously, and it was great. But it is to heavy on my laptop and computer.
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We have a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard/mouse and the Asus Chrome stick connected to the TV. These work great but now we need a webcam to complete the setup. We purchased the Logitech Brio 4k Pro webcam, but can not get it turn on. Is there a way to use the Brio with the TV or what is the best option.
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Dear All,

Thank you all for your support.I have a user that has skype issue whereby when he tries to join Skype meeting his Skype freezes & when he tries to host a Skype meeting it just hangs there no visual/audio display.

Any ideas much appreciated.
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for a small business which conference system will you recommend?

what are the leading brands out there?
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I have a video conference in a few hours with someone on an app called "whats up". I cant find it on the apple store. Maybe its misspelled.

What is the correct app name?
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A client has a separate construction site in the next state in a trailer. Both locations have broadband service.  They were asking about "video conferencing" between their meeting room for 10 people with 1 or 2 people at this remote site.

This would be once in a while, maybe 2 times a month for an hour at a time. At the main office they do have a 50" TV on the wall.

I looked on line for a documenting a spectrum of options but came up empty. That at least is what I envision is available?

I could see the low end being that they could use a laptop's webcam fed to the TV on the wall. Maybe spin the laptop sitting in the center of the table around to see the person speaking. And at the construction site, they could use a laptop with camera.

And the upper end could have several cameras that can be turned and zoomed, mics around the room and better quality speakers.

Does anyone have advice on options, prices and how to help them decide what they need and want?

Thank you.
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I have my software and I want to invite group of companies for a demonstration on something like webinar... what is the cheapest way to do that
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I've been struggling with VOIP call quality. One thing I notice is where calls to PSTN or Conference are made from work on the west coast or from home on the west coast - the traffic takes a 100ms trip to the east coast to get to the Skype voice control and RTP gateways. Is there any way this can be altered so you can use gateways on the west coast to reduce hops and delay to the Skype voice gateways?
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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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I have a pair of C-level users who both experienced a problem at one of my sites. I'm trying to determine if it's a GoToMeeting problem (not my problem) or a phone problem (definitely my problem). You guys will give me a quick answer, I just know it. :-)

When the users join the audio portion of a GoToMeeting event from their Cisco desk phones (on my CUCM-powered phone system), right after the point where they enter their PIN number for the meeting, they are supposed to press the pound key "#" to join the audio part of the meeting. Every time each of them presses the "#" key on their desk phones, either the meeting or the phone hangs up the call. When they join using their cell phones it works fine.

This just started happening and no changes have recently been made to the phones or the CUCM settings. I'm told that it happened once before but was not reported, and that other occasion occurred several months ago but then the conditions returned to normal operation and they didn't see this again until yesterday.

Can I get some opinions on which party is responsible?

Thanks experts!
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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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Crestron  Lync Room System - 15.15.08

Cannot connect to exchange calendar a spinning blue circle appears,

Error msg
We can't connect to exchange. You might not have the latest room calendar info.

Works ok from Lync client / or Outlook client
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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 All,

We currently have computers in each of our conference rooms that use a generic user account to automatically login. We currently map multiple network drives to these machines which allows users access to almost everything on the shares. We are looking for a way to keep these network drives mapped but require the users to enter their personal domain credentials anytime they open a shared drive. Most of these machines are left unattended which is cause for some security concerns.

Wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions about forcing windows to always ask for credentials when connecting to a network drive. Or if anyone would be willing to share how they handle this at their location.
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Conferencing SoftwareSponsored by Flatiron School

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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