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It’s a very exciting new release with big improvements to help make your meetings more engaging and productive. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p><o:p minmax_bound="true"> </o:p>As an XML API developer you need to be prepared for the migration. We are still using version 4 of the XML-API, and our goal is not to break existing programs. However, some changes have been made to support the new features available in LM8. You should take the time to test your applications against the new version. To help you in this effort we are offering an API specific beta. Details of that Beta are below. Please sign up soon as the nomination period will end soon.<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p><o:p minmax_bound="true"> </o:p><o:p minmax_bound="true"> </o:p>LM8 API Beta Overview<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>Office Live Meeting (8.0) builds on the foundations of the current Live Meeting offering for Web conferencing with multi-party audio, video and data collaboration. The LM8 API Beta program will provide participants early access to the next generation of Office Live Meeting. Benefits to LM8 API Beta participants include:<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>· Early access to Office Live Meeting and related technologies<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Live Meeting console (8.0)o Live Meeting Outlook Add-ins<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Live Meeting APIs<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Live Meeting documentation<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>· Access to Office Live Meeting conference center<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Dedicated conference center, isolated from your existing production environment, to assist with development and testing efforts<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>· Access to dedicated program site <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Program and product announcements<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Software and documentation for download<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Feedback and bug submission channel<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>· Dedicated program support<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Newsgroup to discuss product-related issues with other LM8 API Beta customers and LM8 API Beta vTeam <o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>o Support through dedicated “Beta Buddies”<o:p minmax_bound="true"></o:p>
OverviewThe Microsoft Office Live Meeting Windows-based Meeting Console Standalone Installer allows organizations to manually install the Live Meeting console for computers that are running the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. The Standalone Installer provides an alternative to the default autoinstaller, which may not work in certain locked-down desktop environments.Download At Source
REDMOND, Wash. — March 1, 2006
Two free, online seminars. The first features Stephen R. Covey, a distinguished thought leader, discussing strategies for achieving fulfillment, passionate execution and significant contribution. The second seminar, highlighting Ken Blanchard, chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, will offer an overview of how to create a people-oriented, performance-driven and customer-focused culture. Both are being delivered via Microsoft® Office Live Meeting and are hosted by the Microsoft Leadership Forum and Microsoft Executive Circle.
Stephen R. Covey’s online seminar will focus on the challenges information workers face in a complex and dynamic business environment and how tapping into the higher reaches of human motivation requires a new mind-set, a new skill-set — a new habit.
Ken Blanchard will share a road map for creating a world-class organization by attracting and retaining loyal customers and cultivating passionate and engaged employees with clear organizational vision and great leadership at every level.
Stephen R. Covey: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
9–10 a.m. PST (12–1 p.m. EST), U.S. and Canada
Ken Blanchard: Thursday, March 9, 2006
9–10 a.m. PST (12–1 p.m. EST), U.S. and Canada
The seminars will be delivered via Microsoft Office Live Meeting. People only need a PC and an Internet connection to participate. Details and registration information can be found at:
Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
Ken Blanchard, Building a World-Class Organization
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Tonight’s episode of the TV hit challenges competitors to concisely demonstrate the value of Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2005, and Microsoft’s Real Time Collaboration Group judges the winning team. REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 1, 2005 – Since earlier this year, the Real Time Collaboration (RTC) Group has been co-op marketing Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2005 through a partnership with the reality TV show “The Apprentice.” Tonight the group will play its trump card: Linking up with The Donald himself.
In October, the RTC Group began hosting a weekly online Live Meeting seminar called “Fired Not Hired: The Day after ‘The Apprentice’” to talk to the contestant who was fired from the show the previous night by Donald Trump. The day-after live Web seminars delve into business lessons learned by the ousted contestants, and invite widespread audience participation through the interactive features in Live Meeting.
But tonight, Live Meeting’s visibility will soar to new heights, as RTC Group executives join Trump center stage. They will pose a challenge to the competing teams in the form of a task surrounding Live Meeting and then judge the results.
Mark Burnett, creator and executive producer of “The Apprentice,” said, “Microsoft is the best in the world at helping companies and individuals solve real-life business problems with their technology. Featuring this real example of a business-to-business solution is just another way we are pushing the envelope to bring real-life business challenges to television and to our viewers.”
PressPass spoke with Dustin Grosse, general manager of sales and marketing for RTC, and Janice V. Kapner, director of marketing communications for RTC, to find out more about this creative marketing campaign as well as their appearance on “The Apprentice.”
PressPass: How did Live Meeting get connected with “The Apprentice”?
Grosse: It started about a year ago, when we were developing plans for RTC’s unified launch, including the launch of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005, Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 and Live Meeting. We wanted to do something different – more colorful and creative than what might be considered a typical launch event. So we had a team brainstorming session on what’s hot, and what would get us some high-profile attention with the right audience. We approached Mark Burnett, the creator and executive producer of “The Apprentice,” and were delighted when he wanted to work with us.
PressPass: Why did you choose “The Apprentice”?
Kapner: We thought, “What more culturally engaging program could there be that speaks so well to our demographics with a business-centric message?” It was a bold Microsoft think tank move. A high percentage of information workers and business decision-makers watch “The Apprentice,” and they are one of Live Meeting's primary targets.
Microsoft® Office Live Meeting 2005 lowers the barriers to online collaboration. By using Live Meeting, people from varied locales can participate in events such as team meetings, product launches, and technical talks.Some meetings contain confidential material and therefore require special attention with regard to who can access the meeting and how to safeguard the meeting content. The Live Meeting 2005 Security Guide provides an overview of the security considerations that you should make when you use Live Meeting, the Live Meeting security measures available to you, and the procedures for scheduling and conducting secure meetings.Download At Source
With the Live Meeting Add-in Pack, you can perform conferencing tasks directly from Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, as well as from Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, and Office Communicator 2005.With the Live Meeting Add-in for Outlook, you can:
- Schedule a Live Meeting from Outlook
- Identify individual meeting participants as attendees or presenters
- Send separate invitations for attendees and for presenters
- Specify default meeting options and override those defaults for specific meetings
- With the Office Collaboration Add-in, you can start a Meet Now meeting directly from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, or Project. The document appears in an application sharing session.
- If the recipient also has the Live Meeting Add-in Pack installed, you can start a Live Meeting from Windows Messenger or from MSN Messenger.
The Microsoft Office Live Meeting Intranet Portal makes it easier to deploy and manage Live Meeting.
The Live Meeting 2005 Intranet Portal Administrator’s and Programmer’s Guide provides information to help administrators and developers to deploy, use, and customize the Live Meeting Intranet Portal.
This guide provides the information you need to plan, understand, and perform a deployment of the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2005 console in your environment.
Looking to win more users for its Live Meeting Web conferencing service, Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday introduced three additional licensing models.
U.S. customers can now also choose to license named users, virtual meeting rooms, or sign up for a block of monthly minutes. Microsoft previously offered Web conferencing only on a per-minute basis or unnamed user licensing, which allows users to host meetings with up to a set number of participants at anytime.
The named user model is aimed at heavy Web conferencing users, such as sales people. Meeting rooms are good for events, or for newcomers to Web conferencing and monthly minute bundles offer discounts to customers who commit to buying packages of minutes, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft has been trialing the new licensing options since February, said Jennifer Callison, director of product management for Live Meeting at Microsoft. "Customers are very receptive to the new models. We try to understand their usage pattern and then try to match the pricing model with their needs," she said.
Additionally, Microsoft has renamed its Presenter and Premier Live Meeting product levels to Standard Edition and Professional Edition, respectively, to fit with the Office naming convention. Professional Edition offers application sharing control, recording and printing of meeting content, Standard Edition does not, Callison said.
Live Meeting is sold directly by Microsoft online as well as partners including MCI Inc. and Intercall Inc. The meeting room and named user models are also available under Microsoft's Enterprise Agreement and Select volume licensing programs, the company said.
Microsoft entered the Web conferencing fray when it acquired PlaceWare Inc. last year. Web conferencing is a burgeoning market with several players including WebEx Communications Inc., Cisco Systems Inc. and Raindance Communications Inc.
Last year the Web conferencing market generated $472 million in revenue, which is expected to grow to $3 billion in 2010, according to consulting firm Frost & Sullivan Inc. WebEx controlled 67 percent of the market last year, far ahead of Microsoft, which came second with 16.5 percent, according to Frost & Sullivan. continue at source
The software giant has hooked up with Britain's biggest telco to offer improved Web conferencing
Microsoft is set to announce a deal on Monday with British communications giant BT Group to boost the software giant's Live Meeting Web conferencing service.
BT will resell Live Meeting subscriptions integrated with the company's own conference calling services, according to a statement from the companies. BT also has signed on to use Live Meeting internally for its 150,000 Internet-connected employees.
Microsoft introduced Live Meeting last year as the outgrowth of its acquisition of Web conferencing specialist PlaceWare. The service allows businesses to present slideshow presentations and conduct more complex collaboration tasks over the Internet.
Web conferencing has turned into a booming market over the past few years, with firms embracing the technology as a way to cut down on business travel. The market is led by specialist WebEx but has attracted fresh competition from Microsoft, Macromedia and others.
The BT deal follows through on Microsoft's strategy of partnering with major telecommunications providers to resell Live Meeting, said Jennifer Callison, product manager for Live Meeting. The software giant previously struck deals with MCI and InterCall.
Such deals are important, Callison said, because companies typically get started with Web conferencing as a step up from plain conference calls. "One of the prime initial markets for Web conferencing is as an add-on to audio conferencing," she said.
BT will continue to offer WebEx services, but LiveMeeting will be the "leading offering" for Web conferencing, according to the companies.
BT and Microsoft are also working on joint development projects to integrate audio and Web conferencing, Callison said, such as interface add-ons that would allow participants to control conference calls from a Web browser.
Office Live Meeting 2003 - Office Live Meeting 2003 is essentially a Web conferencing service that allows you to hold meetings over the Internet. (biosmagazine.co.uk)
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