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Using Microsoft SharedView For Remote Collaboration

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A quick guide to Microsoft's SharedView solution, which aids with PowerPoint presentations, software demos, training sessions and document review.


If you've ever had to work with a team remotely, you probably understand how hard it can be to communicate. Microsoft's SharedView application tries to make it easier to share and collaborate across the Internet. It can help when giving PowerPoint presentations, demonstrating a software application, training students or working on a document.

Microsoft SharedView is actually a part of the Microsoft Connect program, which gives the public access to new or developing software. This app enables up to 15 participants to collaborate in real-time. One person at a time can share a single application or the entire desktop so others can view it. Then one person at a time can control the application or computer.

To get started, visit the SharedView site of Microsoft Connect and download the application.

Setting the options

Before you start creating or joining sessions, you might want to check out the Options to set your preferences. Open SharedView, click the menu button on the left of the toolbar, and select Options.

On the Sharing tab, you'll find the following settings:

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