How to start a Live Meeting


  • Hi,
    I have signed up to the MS Online Services customer portal, and got my "Office Live Meeting Professional" subscription activated.
    Now I want to use it, but I cannot see anywhere that says "Start meeting", or "Share Applications" etc.
    I have been a user of Webex and GotoMeeting, so was expecting to be able to click on something to start my meeting now.
    Do I need some application or something?
    The help talks about activating the subscription, but stops there. I could not find anything about actually using it!

    Saturday, December 26, 2009 1:09 PM


All replies

  • Hi,

    kindly check the below link:

    Additional information:

    Mohammad Saeed Abdelaziz
    Sunday, December 27, 2009 12:24 PM
  • Thanks Mohammed.
    Unfortunately, both of these links assume that I have already installed something, or have an administrator who has installed it to my Exchange Server (they even say "Once you have installed ... in the first sentence!").
    Can I understand that I must install Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 in order to use this service, and that this must be purchased in addition to the monthly online services subscription? 

    Is this the right one?

    Is this a standalone application that I can run, and get my remote colleagues to run in order to do shared desktops, VOIP and meetings etc.

    Can I assume that I CANNOT use Microsoft Live, or Netmeeting with this service? 
    I am also keen to know if I can work between XP, Vista and Windows 7 clients.

    Sorry to be such a pain, but none of this information seems to be easily available. (Is this being sold to corporates who have generally got the servers installed already?)
    Sunday, December 27, 2009 12:47 PM
  • well,

    You have multiple option to start or schedule a meeting, the easiest and most common is through the outlook add-on, which free to download and install, you can also start a meeting from both live meeting console; and communicator by clicking on the "meet now" button:

    To start meeting using the live meeting console:
    • open the live meeting console, from start menu---> programs
    • click the meet now button, then from the tool bar select attendees, then click invite (for example by mail) and start sending the invitation for users through mail.

    Also i would highly recommend you watch the video above; as it may help you in using the live meeting console during a meeting.

    Mohammad Saeed Abdelaziz
    Sunday, December 27, 2009 1:01 PM
  • Hi Doncan,

    Microsoft provides two enterprise-class Web conferencing solutions:

    ü  Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is a server solution deployed and managed internally within the organization. In addition to Web conferencing, Office Communications Server 2007 provides technology for instant messaging, presence, and software-powered VoIP.

    ü  Microsoft Office Live Meeting service is a conferencing solution that connects and engages audiences in online meetings, training, and events through a reliable, Enterprise-class hosted service.

    For a feature comparison of web conferencing capabilities in Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Live Meeting, see the appendix of this document:

    White Paper: Choosing a Microsoft Web Conferencing Solution:

    I suppose that you want to try Office LiveMeeting Services. If so, you need to apply a 30 day trial and download LiveMeeting client and Outlook conferencing add-in:

    There are many good training and resources to help you get started, please refer to:


    Hope this helps.

    Lu Zou

    • Marked as answer by Lu Zou-MSFT Thursday, December 31, 2009 7:58 AM
    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 8:49 AM