- Improved Video Pod
- Screen Sharing Improvements
- Life-like Whiteboard
- Updated Mobile App
- Outlook Add-in
The video pod has a number of other improvements as well. For example, there’s a new fullscreen mode which is able to provide a true video conferencing experience and removes the other elements from the meeting. Hosts and presenters can now force their view on all participants ensuring that everyone is seeing the video pod in fullscreen. Also, using the filmstrip mode improves bandwidth for all users by making smaller and fewer participant videos. For a demonstration of this feature, watch the following video.
The screen sharing control panel is launched automatically, but it is only seen by the individual who is screen sharing and it can be moved around to ensure it’s not blocking any content. Customers who prefer a full-size preview on a second monitor can click the arrow in the top-left corner to return to the meeting and use the old method. You’ll never have to ask “Can you see my screen?” again. You can see a video of the screen sharing control panel here.
In addition to the new screen sharing control panel, this upgrade makes it easier to determine what is about to be shared. When you choose to share your screen, you’re now given a preview of what you’re about to share. For example, on the Desktop tab, you can see which screen you’ll be sharing if you have two monitors. On the Windows and Applications tabs, you’ll see a preview of all of the different applications and documents that are available. You can select one or more of these. Even better – once you start your screen share, Adobe Connect will automatically highlight what is being broadcast in the meeting.
Users can now use their virtual whiteboard the same way they would use a physical whiteboard in a classroom. When combined with a mobile device, it makes for an easy way to write equations or notes.
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In this video here, Alistair demos how easily you can manage all your meeting room using the Add-in. He also shows how to use the Add-in to create customized invites for Adobe Connect meetings from your Outlook client itself.
It can be downloaded from the Downloads and Updates page.