We previewed our next major release of Microsoft Office Live Meeting today at TechEd. This proved to be an important milestone for us since we haven’t had a major update to the service in awhile. Customers told us they wanted to see new features in three major areas 1) tighter media integration 2) better e–learning features and 3) a more intuitive interface for meeting attendees. The 2007 release delivers on all these areas, which we’re no doubt excited about.
The other really compelling thing about this new version of Office Live Meeting is that this technology forms the backbone for the server-based conferencing experience we’re delivering with Office Communications Server 2007, which is set to release to manufacturing this summer. With either version of Microsoft’s conferencing solution – a server or a service – end-users have the same client, and customers can integrate 360 degree video using Microsoft RoundTable as well as use other off-the-shelf Web cameras.
Check out the Office Live Meeting screenshots here – image gallery and check back to the Blog for more information about this new release.
– Serhii Sokolenko
Technical Product Manager