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Microsoft Net Meeting is one of them, a conferencing application that was – in my experience – years before its time.As a youngster growing up in a remote part of Britain with a weak 56K dial-up connection, a Windows PC and friends scattered all over the country (and eventually world), apps like MSN Messenger repurposing business tools like Net Meeting was so much fun, but I can reflect on it in an age that will never know the joys of direct dialling an IP address.Read More » Slideshow: History of Microsoft Operating Systems Microsoft Windows is a family of operating systems for personal computers.In this article we look at the history of Microsoft operating...


The installation is straightforward, but you must decide whether you want to log on to a directory server when Net Meeting starts, shown in Figure 1.BTW, this will also work for W2K, only that you don’t need to run the command there simply because Net Meeting is already present in the Start menu: To use Net Meeting on Windows 2000, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, and click Net Meeting.During setup, you’ll be prompted to create Desktop and/or Quick Launch bar icons.Changing font, text colour, sticking in some primitive emoticons and sending a picture or two was the order of the day – this was before voice chat, webcams and collaboration were commonplace. If you were a bored teenager whose free time consisted of dodging homework, playing games like an article about personal experience and the tools offered by Net Meeting were also quite attractive to those who used the Internet for serious business too.The business sphere had always been a place of innovation when it came to conferencing solutions, with phone conferences being popular well into the early (and in some instances late) 2000’s.

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