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Important Update about Microsoft Office Live Meeti...

If your company is using Office Live Meeting, we have some important news to share with you.

 

We’ve been working hard to get Skype for Business and Skype Meeting Broadcast ready with new conversation and meeting features, so we’re inviting you to begin the migration from Live Meeting to Skype for Business.  We encourage you to begin the move from Live Meeting to Skype for Business as quickly as possible, completing the migration no later than December 31, 2017, at which time the existing Live Meeting service will be fully shut down.

 

Skype for Business provides many advantages over Live Meeting, including:

 

·         Increased scale, with up to 10,000 attendees in a Skype Meeting Broadcast

·         Support for participating in meetings from iOS, Android, and other mobile devices

·         Better quality, with HD video and video based screen sharing

·         And more… (see the complete comparison below)

 

If you are a meeting organizer…

You should begin scheduling your upcoming meetings in Office 365 and Skype for Business, but meetings you’ve already scheduled will work as planned through final shutdown date on December 31, 2017.  To help you with this transition, we’ve created some training and guides for you which can be found here Live Meeting to Skype for Business resource site.

 

If you are an IT professional or admin…

You play an important role in helping your users have a successful migration.  We have created a toolkit to enable you to help your users make this important migration. Here, you can find additional guidance, a step-by-step guide for planning your transition and other tools in the Live Meeting to Skype for Business resource site.  In addition, Microsoft's FastTrack Center provides useful resources and help for customers adopting Office 365.

 

Complete functional comparison:

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Sorry for any confusion, the table originally showed green boxes marked "No" for Audience Sentiment Tracking and Yammer integration, those were a typos.  Skype Meeting Broadcast includes both Yammer integration for social conversations during a live broadcast, and audience sentiment tracking and poll taking using Microsoft Pulse.

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Is there any indication when Desktop and Application sharing for Skype for Business Meeting broadcast will be availible?

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Greg Baribault wrote:
Sorry for any confusion, the table originally showed green boxes marked "No" for Audience Sentiment Tracking and Yammer integration, those were a typos.  Skype Meeting Broadcast includes both Yammer integration for social conversations during a live broadcast, and audience sentiment tracking and poll taking using Microsoft Pulse.

 

@Greg Baribault I see that Pulse is being withdrawn end of June - is there likely to be a replacement?