Microsoft ends NetMeeting production

FRAMINGHAM (12/01/2003) - NetMeeting, once hyped as Microsoft Corp.'s answer to online conferencing, is being gradually phased out in favor of the company's newest real-time collaboration tool, according to company officials. Microsoft already has ceased development of the software. NetMeeting, first introduced in 1996, gives way to Office Live Meeting, a browser-based conferencing service that Microsoft acquired when it bought PlaceWare earlier this year. The service, and eventually a server based on the technology that will include applications sharing and whiteboarding, will be linked into other real-time collaboration tools from Microsoft such as Live Communications Server and with client applications that are part of Office.

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