MS Live Meeting is a web based video conferencing program. Microsoft created this product to let people have real time communication through video with others.
This can be communication between business owners and clients, individuals to groups, mini-workshops or colleagues and business partners. Live Meeting has to be downloaded on to your personal computer.
Note: LiveMeeting appears to be at end of life and no longer a competitive product for video conferencing. Information on this page is provided for historical purpose.
You can also get this program from Microsoft's website for no charge.
Live Meeting only charges if you have an account.
However, the retailers/re-sellers are usually the ones doing the selling.
In addition, they charge by the month or minutes.
As with other video conferencing programs, this service provides businesses the opportunity to save money by being able to log on to a conferencing session and conduct business instead of investing in travel accommodations.
Or even paying for an expensive commercial telepresence video conferencing system. New improvement that Live Meeting made (according to their website) is:
MS Live Meeting is a product of Microsoft and those who manage it. Microsoft's management team consists of Steve Ballmer - Chief Executive Officer and Bill (William) Gates - Chairman.
Accompanying them are a host of highly qualified individuals who hold positions as Founders and Chairmen for other cooperations.
There are three MS Live Meeting prices depending on what service you choose. At the time of this writing, the prices are $42 per month, $89 per month, and $199 per month. For each package, you get the following:
$42 per month
$89 per month
$199 per month
If you're worried about MS Live Meetings precautions' that it takes to ensure your security, be aware that they have one of the best safety features in the industry.
They take extra measures to ensure that no one unauthorized gains access in to the system. MS Live Meeting precautions include SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) as well as Advanced Standard Encryption which prohibits hackers from intercepting information over the internet.
Other security features include:
As long as MS Live services are provided, Microsoft's goal will be to continue to provide safe secure web conferencing experience for you and your participants.