Microsoft NetMeeting* Review
Microsoft's online meeting software, NetMeeting, is included for free with Windows operating systems (Windows XP or earlier). In contrast to other web conferencin services, it must be installed locally on the user's PC.
Microsoft recommends Microsoft Office Live Meeting - tested fully by us and included in our comparison for small and medium-sized companies. Individuals are advised to use Windows Meeting Space.
NetMeeting is unsuitable for interactive online meetings, primarily for the following reasons: (1) The role of presenter cannot be passed on to other attendees (2) Control of keyboard/mouse cannot be transferred to all participants (3) There is no integrated invitation mechanism (4) It lacks mark-up tools (for highlighting information in documents during an online presentation)
Microsoft has discontinued development of this program. It is not included with Windows Vista or Windows 7, the latest two Windows operating systems.
Requires Internet Explorer
Single user license
* Software phased out included in ranking and reviews for reference purposes only.
|Key features are missing|
|No scheduling functionality available|
|Free-of-charge for Windows users|
|Suitable for Windows (version 98, NT, XP, 2003) only|
|Overall Score||5.91 / 10|
Review updated: May 2007
Price information updated: May 2007