Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mikogo: Free Online Meetings

I love free software…especially when it works well.  I got a ping from my boss today to check out this mikogo product that he heard about.  Imagine my surprise when I tried it and it worked.

Mikogo is very similar to Webex from a user perspective.  Essentially, you set up an account and share your desktop or specific applications.  You can whiteboard, send files, record the meeting, switch control, presenters, etc.

To use it, you go to the website: http://www.mikogo.com and download the little application.  Once you have an account set up, you can start a meeting and then send the meeting ID to people you want to have join the meeting.  It would be a great feature to have a button that would create a direct link that I could copy and paste into an email or instant message rather than email instructions to people on how to connect…I favor the ‘click here’ method of starting a meeting.

At this point, I’m not sure what spam I’ve invited into my mailbox, so I used my gmail account that does a pretty good job of filtering crap out of my inbox.

Nice catch bill…

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