Cool Tip of the Day 8: Share Your Desktop or Share Information Using Microsoft Office Live Meeting

Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 R2, to allow other participants to
view your entire computer desktop during a conversation or IM, click the
Sharing button, and then click Share Desktop. To share control
so that another participant can provide mouse and keyboard input to your
desktop, in the Conversation window, click the arrow next to the Sharing button, and then click Share Control with Participants. The other participants will see a Take Control button, which they can click to control the applications on your desktop.

You typically use Share Information Using Live Meeting if
all of your conference participants are internal, such as peer
employees and federated partners. Common scenarios include conferences
with team members and strategy meetings with partners. Use Meet Now Using Live Meeting Service if
your conference includes external users, such as clients and personal
contacts, as in sales calls and customer training sessions.


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Neeti Gupta
Product Manager, UC Technical Audience Marketing

Published Wednesday, April 01, 2009 11:45 AM

Comments (1)

  1. Bhaskar Srinivasan says:

    Thanks for the knowledge sharing information. But, what I'm looking for is….What are the security concerns of using "Share Desktop" over "Share information using Live Meeting"? We always were told to use "Live Meeting" only. I wanted to know what are the security drawbacks of "Share Desktop" using MOC. Please correct me, if am wrong.

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