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Microsoft SharedView (beta)

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My friend Chris beat me to the punch on this one, but I wanted to also briefly explore the genius that is Microsoft SharedView (beta).  Another Live service in the making, SharedView allows several users to collaborate in real-time via an Internet connection.  All it takes is for the participants to install the freeware on their laptops/desktops and a stable (preferably quick) Internet connection.

Within just a few minutes, you can begin collaborating as a team.  You have several options, share your own desktop and allow others to view whatever you see on your screen, join another person on their screen, or even take control of you session participants desktop.  The participants may hand each other full control of their respective computers.  This makes for great collaboration on documents/presentations/or troubleshooting.

image Chris, pointed out correctly that a higher connection speed is favorable, otherwise things might get a little choppy.  Over a wireless connection you can observe a slight delay (mouse trailing your actual movement by a fraction of a second or so) but over my cable line things are smooth as butter.  Other than that, this is an amazing tool that will make group collaboration and communication much more engaging and effective.

For those of you with Vista, try out Microsoft Meeting Space, which is the hosted version of essentially the same product.


Written by markusw

July 27, 2007 at 8:17 am

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  1. I have developed a platform called Marzar.

    Marzar is the platform to promote your business and ideas, collaborate, gain expert advice, meet business connections, manage your contacts, find resources, win your next deal and much more.

    * Participate in or establish your own common interest business communities
    * Create branded collaborative work spaces
    * Store and share documents
    * Coordinate actions of partners, contractors and work colleagues
    * Source business partners and access vital resources
    * Share expertise and offer advise to promote your own personal brand
    * Build a network of trusted contacts share business referrals and introductions
    * Syndicate press releases, white papers, cases studies and product information
    * Advertise your products and services in our marketplace
    * Publicise and promote business events
    * Attend social meet ups

    We are limiting numbers to 1000 founding members for our launch in August.

    So to be amongst the first on Marzar please visit http://www.marzar.com to register now.

    John Horsley

    July 27, 2007 at 10:11 am

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