BillG – the real focus is on real-time collaboration.
This market is really heating up but not in a good way. Companies like Citrix are trying to offer lower-cost meetings but less functionality.
Webex and Live Meeting are great but expensive and the features require too much hand-holding to get people wrapped around. Setting up proper “recorded demo” pages and email tracking is still not easy enough. That’s a whole other topic.
But for basic meetings, what is really needed is an easy mechanism for recorded meetings.
In my opinion:
1. Resurrect MS Producer and integrate it with built-in polling and other useful features.
2. Have MS Producer automatically create OPML for it.
3. When recording demos and meetings, have an Office page that is automatically created as a “Home base” for these meetings.
Much like Live Meeting does for the live meetings (but they are too $$ for small businesses )
Hey wow – in a nutshell, turn MS Producer for PowerPoint into a Video Blogging/BlogCast tool. Now THAT would be very cool