ZDNet UK – News – Microsoft shifts conference calls to the Web: Microsoft si lancia nelle tecnologie legate alla collaborazione.
Ecco un estratto da ZD Net.

“The service, called LiveMeeting, is based on technology the software maker obtained when it acquired PlaceWare in early 2002. LiveMeeting, like similar services on the market, is largely designed to enhance conference calls with Web content.
Participants log into a central Web site, where they can then concurrently view a presentation, exchange notes or ask questions through chat software, and collaboratively edit documents. A number of companies use it for remote training seminars”

Ecco un altro estratto da Business Week

“You want to simulate everything that happens in a meeting,” said Jennifer Callison, director of marketing for Microsoft’s real-time collaboration business unit. “You just need a browser and an Internet connection and a phone.”

LiveMeeting, an essential part of Office, marks a change in the overall sweep of the product suite. For years, Office has been synonymous with the bundle of desktop applications such as Word or PowerPoint that comes with corporate computers.

Non è un caso, quindi l’acquisizione di Groove da parte dell’azienda di Redmond.

Forse il business è correre a sviluppare un ambiente di condivisione di file vincente e poi farsi comprare da qualche grandce del settore.


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