10 November 2011

NetMeeting for Windows 7: Delivered

Hi folks! Recently I started getting more and more questions about NetMeeting replacement for Windows 7. Personally, I haven't used NetMeeting much so I didn't even realize that Microsoft removed NetMeeting from their latest OS's . Apparently, that caused some issues for many of you.

In Vista Microsoft offer some sort of replacement for NetMeeting called Windows Meeting Space so those 3 of you who still use Vista should have less worries . However it's not available in Windows 7 and that can become a real issue. Running a virtual Windows XP machine in Windows 7 just for NetMeeting doesn't look to me as a graceful solution. Another option would be SharedView from Microsoft. It can actually work if you don't care about going via Internet and registering a Live ID. I decided to try it myself and it was painfully slow.

So I started looking for some free peer-to-peer lightweight tool that I could recommend to my business clients. Enterprise users are usually not at liberty to leave their private local networks. They also don't particularly like complex tools which require a significant learning curve. After some research I found nothing that would satisfy my requirements. At that point I felt your pain and I had to do something about it.

As some of you may know, I've been a technical advisor for Inletex - a neat Canadian company specializing in remote support solutions. These guys have once followed the principle "if you want to do it right - do it yourself" and that's exactly how their Easy Remote Control tool came into existence. I talked to their core team and in one month (these guys are fast!) the first version of Inletex Easy Meeting Classic was released. Currently it offers just a basic NetMeeting desktop sharing functionality. But it's simple, fast, peer-to-peer, and FREE! For those who merely want to share their desktop with others it is definitely worth to look at.

Some features:
  • Greenware: No installation required. Zero footprint.
  • Peer-to-peer for LAN/WAN: No Internet required. All information stays in your private network.
  • Ease of use: Whether you share your desktop or join a shared session – one application, one click operation.
Product and download page: NetMeeting for Windows 7


05 August 2011

CURU.ca–Blog about Exchange and Lync

logo-curu-caAs many of you know, I do a lot of IT projects. Here, at ITSTUFF.ca and CuruIT.com I’m publishing lot of posts about many deferent IT areas, like Active Directory, System Deployments, SCCM, Scripting, Exchange, Scripts and Tips.

I've launched a brand new blog dedicated to Microsoft “Unified Communications” and related technologies like Exchange and Lync.  It called: CURU.ca.

At CURU.ca I’m going to publish news, articles, tips and tips mostly about Exchange and Lync. 

So if you are planning, piloting or deploying Exchange or Lync, please visit to http://www.curu.ca, have a look around. Think you are an Exchange or/and Lync expert already? Great! please join Curu.ca and ask to become news-poster by  contacting me: admin at curu.ca.

Oh and promote this new www.curu.ca endeavor by spreading the word!

03 June 2011

SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 - RTMed

Microsoft has released a final version of SP1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2.

SP1 will be available to public very soon. And now very important tip!. If you were installed a beta version or RC version of SP1 you should take look at KB976902 ;)