ARCHIVED: At IU, should I use Adobe Connect Meeting or Microsoft Live Meeting for my online meetings?
Indiana University supports two distinct collaboration tools for sharing your computer desktop, applications, and presentations with remote meeting participants: Adobe Connect Meeting (formerly Breeze) and Microsoft Live Meeting. Your decision about which tool to use depends largely on your meeting participants.
If you anticipate a variety of users joining your meeting from Windows, Macintosh, and/or Linux computers, consider using Adobe Connect Meeting, which is a web-based collaboration tool. To attend, users need Adobe Flash Player. Once you have a Connect Meeting Host account, it's easy both to invite participants to your online meeting and for them to join; see At IU, what is the Adobe Connect Meeting Service?
Microsoft Live Meeting is a good option if all of your meeting attendees are Windows users who use IU's UniCom service. Live Meeting is tightly integrated with IU's UniCom service, making it simple for you to invite UniCom users to a Live Meeting session and for your participants to join the session. Windows users who are not part of IU's UniCom service can also attend your online meeting, but will need to download and install the Live Meeting software before the meeting starts. At this time, Live Meeting sessions are accessible only from Windows computers. For more, see ARCHIVED: Getting started with Live Meeting.
Last modified on October 25, 2011.