by Don Singleton
I believe out Live Meeting service is the best tool to use for General Meetings
so that members who must stay at home, or who are traveling on meeting nights,
can watch the program, but there are other options which may be more appropriate
for small sig meetings. One is Microsoft’s SharedView, but Jim Evans
(firstname.lastname@example.org) from the Greater Cleveland PCUG points out that Mikogo
and Skype have teamed up to provide "Creating seamless Web conferences with
screen sharing, voice, instant chat, and video – without paying a cent!"
At times it is impossible to be in the right place at the right time. However
with Mikogo you are now able to meet freely on the Internet at any time and from
any place. A hassle-free easy-to-use screen sharing application, Mikogo allows
users to organize and join free online meetings from any PC over the Internet
and share each others’ screens. Sounds simple, and it is.
Thanks to the Skype Partnership, Mikogo provides a way for users to incorporate
free screen sharing within a Skype conference call. Together, Mikogo and Skype
provide the perfect Web conferencing solution, complete with Internet calls,
screen sharing, instant chat, and video. And at no cost!
What is Mikogo?
Developed as a free tool with the private user in mind, Mikogo provides an
easy-to-use online meeting tool, equipped with valuable features to ensure the
perfect desktop sharing experience. During a meeting, users are able to:
- Share each others’ screens.
- Switch presenter – let a meeting participant share their own screen.
- Access remote keyboard and mouse control – the current presenter may grant
control of their screen to another user at any time.
- Transfer files – the organizer and guests can send files of up to 200MB to
- Select applications - Got an open application which is not required for the
meeting? Select to hide it.
- Pause transmission – take a meeting break and suspend the transfer of screen
- You can invite up to 10 participants to any Mikogo free online meeting under
a secure connection. Mikogo employs the superior 256-bit AES end-to-end
encryption, ensuring the safety of all data.
See http://skype.mikogo.com/ for more information.