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I use to find the Microsoft Webcasts a great resource. It is very usefull for finding out about a new Microsoft technology or really comming up to speed about a technology concept. Infact I was quite a proponent of it claiming that Microsoft are real nice people making such great resources available (for free I might add). And I am sure the webcasts did their own bit in marketting MS products and technologies. It used to be quite fantastic.

Yes I said “Used To Be“. Previously you could go through the list previous webcasts and view them through the Interwise Participant Player (which was free download), and voila, you know a little more than you did before.

But not any more. All webcasts after October 2003 are based on Office Live Meeting, which costs atleast a few pennies (last time I checked). Which in effect will do at least a bit of harm to technology adoption and competancy

Posted on Monday, January 5, 2004 3:52 AM .NET | Back to top


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I have participated in 2 live meeting events without purchasing the software. I think you have to pay $$ to produce/host an event, but not to participate. Kind of like Adobe Acrobat Reader. Definitely check with someone more knowledgable on this though.
Left by Julie Lerman on Jan 05, 2004 11:12 AM

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You are right.

Must have been my fault.
Every time I tried to view a live meeting webcast yesterday it took me to a page on placeware.com showing me the purchasing options for liveware.
Left by Tariq on Jan 06, 2004 5:59 AM

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