Meet Now Conferencing in Office Communicator

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

In Office Communicator 2007 R2, there is a new Meet Now option that lets you quickly start a new conference and invite people who are either inside or outside of your organization. In previous versions of Communicator, you could invite people to your Communicator conferences only if they were members of your organization or a federated organization. With the Meet Now option, you can start a new conference, and then use one of the following two options to invite people:

  • You can use the Invite a Contact option to invite contacts from within your organization and federated organizations.

  • You can use the Invite by E-mail option to send out an e-mail invitation, which creates an Outlook e-mail message that contains links to the conference. The recipient can join the conference by using Communicator, a Web browser, or a public switched telephone network (PSTN) phone (that is, by using the conference information in the invitation e-mail).