Hangouts with Extras is a simple and easy way to connect and collaborate with your colleagues in real time. With Hangouts with Extras you can:
Connect with multiple people simultaneously: With group video chat and web conferencing you can connect with multiple people around the world at the same time.
Share your screen: Ever look at something that you couldn’t quite put into words? Well, with screen sharing you give other people the ability to view what’s on your computer screen. You can choose an open window screen on your computer and give everyone in your meeting the ability to look at it. Learn More
Collaborate in real time: You can meet, share notes, and even work on documents at the same time.Learn More
For enterprises- you can throw out your video conferencing software and collaboration tools and get a new mobile app for free.
Small drawbacks in the Google Plus- lack of integration with Youtube (it is one way integration from youtube to hangouts but not the other way round fixed), lack of a whiteboard for sketches- (like again a shortcut to a google doc 🙂 ) or even bundling the record from your web cam to record your desktop.
Ultimately enterprises want to know how they can use this stuff for e-learning modules or webcasts.
Check out NY Met Museum with Friends (thanks to Google Art Project)
Play Linkin Park Playlist (100 videos) with Friends btw. great graphic redesign of Youtube icons!! Now if we could only convince the Google Docs to get more integrated with Open Office or LibreOffice templates
or even set up a DJ table session using Google Hangouts. with Extras of course.
But as it stands it may be good to go for webcasts !!
5) Since I hope to keep my videos seperate- I created a new video at the awesome new features in Blogspot at
http://videosforkush.blogspot.com/ (seperate blog post on that later) and then I just share my videos using the Share feature in Blogspot (big discovery- the Twitter button has been demoted from the share this by you-tube button hierarchy)
5.6) I can preview the features side by side as well
6) I still wish Youtube has some feature to help mecapture the screen so I can make training videos at a faster rate so I no longer have to use Camtasia
I always liked Citrix products when I was a member of the Technical Advisory Board at the University of Tennessee. I especially liked enabling SAS software , R software, Matlab software , ONLY from a browser.
Data Mining through cloud computing, yes University of Tennessee’s analytics server http://analytics.utk.edu was way ahead in 2009- all these softwares at one portal no software needed on your own PC, simply upload data and work on any analytics software.
Here is a nice citrix webinar on managing Time (so you can read more webinars! nah. I think Youtube live streaming events with interactive question and answers is the way of the future while webinars are for Baby Boomers- you can do a test and control experiment yourself if you are in the webinar business. its a web2.oinar)
Interruptions are productivity killers – between email, phone calls and back-to-back meetings, how do you find time to work on your top priorities?
Join top time-management guru Kent Curtis and learn how to stop “living in your inbox” and start prioritising tasks, messages and appointments according to what is most important.
This webinar takes the best principles from FranklinCovey’s world-class productivity training and teaches you how to apply them while using Microsoft Outlook as your scheduling tool.
Attend this interactive, one-hour webinar to:
Stay focused every day with a reliable planning system utilising Microsoft Outlook.
Control competing demands such as email, voice mail, meetings and interruptions.
Apply a planning process that gets better business results.
Reduce stress by eliminating low priority activities and distractions.
Register for the Webinar
Please forward this to colleagues who might be interested in learning more.