Mike Gotta on the Live Meeting news
In this release, I believe Microsoft is making a purposeful attempt to differentiate itself from the churn of the pure-play web conferencing market. Rather than compete in a debate on pricing, Microsoft is changing the nature of the conversation by linking Live Meeting to its broader unified communications strategy. While there are clearly some advancements that will be appreciated by organizations and users looking for a hosted web conferencing solution, many of the specific improvements are going to be of interest to organizations in a broader context.
Collaboration and Content Strategies Blog: Microsoft Debuts Major Release of Web Conferencing Service: 2007 release of Microsoft Office Live Meeting supports 360-degree video, VoIP and rich media integration.