Here in Chicagoland inclement weather is on the way. It is a glorious thing to invite someone to view your desktop remotely while you make a PowerPoint demonstration when travel is impossible. So, here is another small business resource worth noting and using.
I have been sharing my thoughts in Beta with the developers of this tool. I, of course, approach it from the applications and usability view point. User friendly, it is not, from a newbie point of view. One thing they do not have is a “how to use” or “help” in their menus. This forces you to you to call tech support which I think is a waste and money and I told them so.
A pop up will appear at the top of your screen with a 9 digit conference number.
Call or email your participants with that number. They enter into join box, click green arrow (see first figure). And voila!
I believe this is what the icons represent….
- 1st icon (phone) Conference call number (no not toll free but use your Google Gmail calls!) and conference ID (nine digit code)
2nd icon (thought cloud) for questions/comments?
3rd icon – start/pause button
4th icon (body icon) – number of participants on conference call
5th icon (mouse) – does not do anything!
I remember there were Icons to enable zooming because the initial desktop was blurry. Wish I would have known it when I was on a conference call!
I suggest checking it out to see if it works on your computer as well as your associates’ computers. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work on my wife’s computer even though hers meets all the minimum requirements. Her computer (Windows XP) gets hung up in “connecting” mode and never makes the connection. Mine (Windows 7), on the other hand, operates smoothly.
If you have any comments or further information, please let me know. Am also altering the Beta support team as to this post.