Joining a Meeting

When you receive an e-mail invitation to Microsoft Office Live Meeting, you can easily join the meeting by clicking the link in the invitation. The e-mail invitation also contains information about installing the meeting client on your computer.

You can join a meeting directly from the e-mail invitation. The invitation contains a Join the meeting link that automatically starts the Microsoft Office Live Meeting client and connects you to the meeting. If this is the first time you are joining a meeting, you may need to install the Microsoft Office Live Meeting client before you can join.

Tip: Before you join a meeting for the first time, you can check whether the Microsoft Office Live Meeting client is installed on your computer by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, and then looking in the program list for Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007. If this program appears in the list, the meeting client is installed. If the program does not appear in the list, use the links listed in the e-mail invitation under First-Time Users to install the meeting client.

Live Meeting service only: If you are unable to install the Microsoft Office Live Meeting client on your computer, you can still join the meeting if the Use Web Console link appears on the client installation page. The Live Meeting Web-based client connects you to the meeting using your Web browser. You can still attend the meeting, but there are some limitations. The Use Web Console option is available only for meetings scheduled with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service.

ShowTo join a meeting

  • In your e-mail Inbox, open the meeting invitation.
  • Or, in your calendar, open the meeting item.
  • Or, in the e-mail invitation or the calendar item, click the Join the meeting link. Microsoft Office Live Meeting automatically opens and joins you to the meeting. If you do not have the client installed on your computer, the invitation will contain instructions on how to install it.

 Note   In Live Meeting service only: Users can modify the URL they use to join the meeting so that the Web-based client automatically starts and joins the meeting. To automatically start the Web-based client, the user can change the "join" portion of the meeting URL to "webjoin".

Example:

Old URL: http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/contoso/join?id=123456&role=present&pw=3%22%7C2%7B%3CtfT

New URL: http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/contoso/webjoin?id=123456&role=present&pw=3%22%7C2%7B%3CtfT

 Note   If you are unable to connect to the meeting, open the Microsoft Office Live Meeting client by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, clicking Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007, and then clicking Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007. Enter the Meeting ID, Entry Code, and Location listed in the e-mail invitation or calendar item.

ShowTo join a Easy Assist Support session

  • In your e-mail Inbox, open the meeting invitation.
  • From your e-mail invitition, click the join and install link. Microsoft Easy Assist automatically opens and joins you to the session. If you do not have the client installed on your computer, you will be prompted to install the client.
 
 
Applies to:
Live Meeting 2007