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Microsoft NetMeeting* Review
Microsoft's Web conferencing solution, NetMeeting, is included free with Windows operating systems (Windows XP or earlier). In contrast to other Web-conferencing solutions, this tool must be installed locally on the user's PC.
Microsoft recommends Microsoft Office Live Meeting - tested fully by us and included in our comparison for small and medium-sized companies. Individuals are advised to use Windows Meeting Space.
NetMeeting is unsuitable for interactive online meetings, primarily for the following reasons: (1) The role of presenter cannot be passed on to other attendees (2) Control of keyboard/mouse cannot be transferred to all participants (3) There is no integrated invitation mechanism (4) It lacks mark-up tools (for highlighting information in documents during a presentation)
Microsoft has discontinued development of this solution. It is not included with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the latest two Windows operating systems.
Single user license
* Software phased out included in ranking and reviews for reference purposes only.
|Key features are missing|
|No scheduling functionality available|
|Free-of-charge for Windows users|
|Suitable for Windows (version 98, NT, XP, 2003) only|
|Overall Score||5.81 / 10|
Review updated: May 2007
Price information updated: May 2007