New Release Advances Microsoft’s Integrated Communications Vision and Makes It Easier for Users to Initiate, Engage and Share With Participants, and Reach Global Audiences
Microsoft Corp. today introduced a new release of Microsoft(R) Office Live Meeting, its hosted Web conferencing service that helps information workers communicate and collaborate with anyone, anytime, anywhere, with just a PC and an Internet connection. Live Meeting 2005 further delivers on Microsoft’s vision for integrated communication and presents significant user enhancements. These include the ability to launch a meeting from within familiar Microsoft Office software, more effortless and cost-effective audio controls, and powerful presenter control capabilities. In addition, Live Meeting 2005 will be available in localized versions with support for seven additional languages, enabling people all over the world to participate in a Live Meeting session.
The 2005 release of Microsoft Office Live Meeting is scheduled to be available to customers beginning March 11. Live Meeting is offered in Standard and Professional editions and is sold as a hosted online service. Several license models are available (named user, room, shared seat and monthly minute) in order to accommodate different types of organizations. Live Meeting Event Services also are available for customers that require professional event management to conduct their online events.
Microsoft is offering a free 14-day trial of Live Meeting. You can sign up for the free trial or learn more about Live Meeting at http://www.microsoft.com/livemeeting.