Microsoft SharedView (Free Beta) – Need to share a document or application with someone online?

Microsoft SharedView is a fast, easy way to share documents and screen views with small groups of friends or coworkers; anytime, anywhere. Use SharedView to put your heads together and collaborate - create, convey, and communicate…across physical boundaries, through firewalls, and down to the smallest details.

Some important tips on using SharedView:

  • To start a session using this program, you must sign in using a Windows Live ID (Passport ID). However, you can use any e-mail ID or even a friendly name to join a session. A friendly name is a name of your choice. This is the name that others in the session will use to identify you.

  • If you want to start a session and do not have a Windows Live ID, you can continue installing this program. However, before signing in, you must get a new Windows Live™ ID.

  • If you are already using this program, you will see an upgrade notification that redirects you to the installation site.

You must have a working Internet connection to use this program.   Please note this is a BETA service and there are limited details as to the future of this service.

FREE DOWNLOAD - You can install the latest SharedView application sharing software for free from Microsoft Connect.  Get Started and Learn More...     

This tool has been added to the Resource Guide to Free Microsoft Software and Online Services.

If you are looking for fully featured business and enterprise software and services you may wish to consider the following offerings from Microsoft:

Microsoft Office Live Meeting

  • Microsoft Office Live Meeting is a hosted Web conferencing service that connects and engages audiences in online meetings, training, and events through a reliable, enterprise-class hosted service.

  • With meeting attendees participating from their PCs, you can deliver a presentation, kick off a project, brainstorm ideas, edit files, collaborate on whiteboards, and negotiate deals at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle of travel.

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

  • Office Communications Server 2007 manages all real-time (synchronous) communications including: instant messaging, VoIP, audio and video conferencing. It works with existing tele-communications systems, so business can deploy advanced VoIP and conferencing without tearing out their legacy phone networks.

  • Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also powers presence, a key benefit of Microsoft unified communications that unites all the contact information stored in Active Directory with the ways people communicate.

  • With presence, you can see at-a-glance if someone is available and contact them with a click using instant messaging, a phone call or a video conference.


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