Microsoft has released online conference call service called Skype Meetings. This project will be useful for small business owners. It offers options that are not available in mass market version of Skype. Application works via browser and allows transferring media content.
The service simplifies the process of connecting users – by using a link. All users connected to the chat can demonstrate their screens. There is PowerPoint integration, and possibility to use Whiteboard and Laser Pointer. Moreover, mute mode is available.
For now this feature has been realized in the USA. The system allows adding up to 10 people to the chat, but in 2 months this number will be limited to 3 people.
Extended functionality allows planning a conference in Outlook, using Word or PowerPoint to start it.