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Microsoft Office Live Meeting* Review
Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 is a web conferencing solution suited well for both planned and ad hoc meetings. The solution boasts a large set of features which makes it a solid online collaboration tool suited for various usage scenarios.
Web conferences are easy to plan in Outlook and can be started quickly. During the meeting the host can present documents in the online meeting room. The documents must be uploaded beforehand.
Bottom line: Usage is intuitive with Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007, even though the tool offers a large set of functionalities. The online collaboration tool enables many usage scenarios.
"Standard": up to 250 participants per meeting: US$ 4.50 per month (minimum of 5 licenses); "Professional": up to 1.250 participants per meeting: US$ 16.00 per month (minimum of 5 licenses)
single user license for an unlimited number of meetings (minimum purchase: 5 licenses)
Voice over IP and phone costs
Only integrated VoIP
* Software phased out, included in ranking and reviews for reference purposes only.
|Large set of functionalities|
|Complex due to the variety of functions but the training effort is minimized using clear menu guidance|
|Average complexity when planning meetings as a result of the variety of meeting options, simple planning after setting the options by default and when using the Outlook add-in.|
|Quick and simple installation of the Live Meeting client and the Outlook-Add-on. Users must register at Microsoft Online Services, which is a bit tedious|
|Pricing and license options are publicly available; cost structure is transparent and easy to understand|
|128-bit AES encrpytion|
|Works for Windows users. Live Meeting Web Access can be used on Mac, Linux and Solaris.|
|Overall Score||7.55 / 10|
Review updated: Feb 2010
Price information updated: Feb 2010