Microsoft Office Live Meeting (2007 version) product overview

Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 is an online meeting space that your organization subscribes to or that your organization hosts internally. You can meet with your colleagues online, which allows you to collaborate in real-time, even over long distances. Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 is installed on your computer, allowing you to connect to meetings (whether they are hosted on your organization’s servers or on the Microsoft Office Live Meeting service). The power of live meeting is that meeting attendees can deliver a presentation, kick off a project, brainstorm ideas, edit files, collaborate on whiteboards, and negotiate deals from their personal computer at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle of travel.

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What’s New

If you are using Microsoft Office Live Meeting on the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 release then you will find the Meet Now button as an Outlook Add-In that you can use from Outlook to create ad hoc meetings.

Also, in Office Communications Server 2007 R2 you can use the new Conferencing Auto Attendant feature to bridge together Computer Audio and dial in participants. Users who do not have access to a computer and want to join an Office Live Meeting audio conference can now call into the conference using a regular mobile, desk, or home phone. When scheduling an Office Live Meeting conference, the organizer can add a conference call number to the conference. Invitees can use any phone to dial into the conference and participate in the audio portion of the conference.

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Connected organizations

The 2007 version of Office Live Meeting offers deeper connections across and between organizations with online meetings, events, and training. Users can connect with customers, partners, and employees to discuss and collaborate. The meeting window has been redesigned in order to improve user experience across the board. Meeting organizers can keep attendees engaged and focused during conferencing sessions and presenters can receive feedback from meeting attendees in real-time, enabling them to adjust their pace and content accordingly, to meet the needs of the audience.

Several companies use Office Live Meeting to train their employees and to inform customer and partner prospects about new products. Afterwards, they need to make information available to those who were not able to attend. With Office Live Meeting 2007, you can record web seminars for internal and external attendees and can support a large audience when needed so that everyone can participate and get the information they need.

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Engaged attendees

Keep your meeting attendees engaged with integrated audio, video, and media which are all offered in Office Live Meeting 2007. Multiple communication options are offered through Office Live Meeting 2007, including live and recorded video, chat, slide and application sharing, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and public switched telephone network (PSTN) audio, and audience feedback tools.

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Enterprise-class reliability

The 2007 version of Office Live Meeting provides reliable enterprise-class service. Thanks to its historically high availability backed by a decade of operating experience, companies using this solution can be confident about service quality, reliability, and security features.

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Applies to:
Live Meeting 2007