Cool Tip of the Day 7: Escalate Conferencing Communication Modes

Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 R2, you can seamlessly add
communication modes to your conferencing session. For example, you can
start an IM conversation with a single contact, add additional contacts
for an IM conference, and then add audio and video to the conference. If
you need to share data, applications, or slides, you can share your
desktop or escalate to a Microsoft® Office Live Meeting session—without
having to re-invite participants.


Turn an IM conversation into a conference

During an IM session, click Invite, click Invite Someone, and then select the contacts you want to invite to the conference.


Turn an IM conference into a phone or AV conference

During an IM conference, click Add Audio to add audio to the conference, or click Add Video to add video to the conference.


Turn a phone or AV conference into a Live Meeting

During a conference call, click the arrow to the right of the Additional Actions button, and then click Share Information Using Live Meeting or Meet Now Using Live Meeting Service. (These options are only available if Live Meeting is installed.)


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Neeti Gupta
Product Manager, UC Technical Audience Marketing

Published Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:30 AM

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