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Web conferencing software

Discussion in 'Software' started by nugget, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. nugget
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    Hi all, just would like to ask what anyone recommends for web conferencing software. The management have regular telephone conferences and now need the option to show presentations at the same time. The favourite one at the moment (or the only one) is GoToMeeting.
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Webex
     
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  3. zebulebu

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    Join.me for presentations, logmein for anything more in-depth
     
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  4. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Used webex, GoToMeeting and logmein they are all good.
     
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  5. DryPlate

    DryPlate Nibble Poster

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    If you're interested in doing something in house you can look at BigBlueButton. They are an open source text/audio/video chatroom with integrated presentation board. You can even download it as an Ubuntu image or a VMWare package.
     
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  6. jk2447

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    We use gotomeeting for presentations, internal webinars, but we also use Office Communicator (OCS) with usb headsets for voice conferences, sharing desktops, sending files, instant messaging etc and I have to say it rocks! I'd seriously be lost without it.
     
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    another vote for bigbluebutton. I've been playing on and off with it for some time and must say its seems a pretty good platform.
     
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  8. Phoenix
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    I'm in love with Lync now
    but used to use Gotomeeting over Webex
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Stupid question time, is Lync basically the new OCS?
     
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  10. Sparky
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    It sure is. :)
     
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  11. Shinigami

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    Another vote for Lync 2010. But then again, I'm our only Lync consultant in the French speaking part of Switzerland, so I may be a little biased ;)

    But it is certainly a nice leap over it's predecessor, OCS. Especially when it cones to easing the installation process.
     
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  12. jk2447

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    Bloomin heck I think OCS is really awsome. We have not long implemented OCS across our business however so I doubt I'll ge to see Lync for some time :(
     
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  13. nugget
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    Thanks for the input guys. I've had a quick look at webex and GoToMeeting but the price is a nagging point with me. 50 a month for something that in all likelihood will get used maybe once a month is too much to start with. Thanks for Join.Me tip zeb, I'll be trying this one out first.

    Unfortunately we're not big enough to do Lync. :(
     
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  14. Phoenix
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    not 'big' enough? i have clients with 15 people using lync
    theres always office 365 too :), comes with lync
     
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  15. nugget
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    Yep, I know. Shinigami and I were talking about it over beer the other night. I just told my boss about it too. We'll see what happens. :)
     
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  16. DryPlate

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    I'll repeat my recommendation of BigBlueButton. If you want to have something running when you need it but don't have big daily demand for a system, BBB runs lightweight and is easy to get setup. Can download an Ubuntu image or it can be run as a VMWare appliance. VMWare Player, which runs your machines, is free for Windows/Linux/Mac.
     
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  17. infobridgealiasgar

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    You can also use other web conferencing hosted services such as webex, gomeetnow etc. Alternatively, you may even consider having on premise web conferencing appliance installed such as RHUB web conferencing appliances.
     

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