[Ofa_boardplus] Update: OFA TPC Meeting
grun at cray.com
Mon Nov 7 15:29:21 PST 2016
"I have never had success with Lync. I think a lot of this is because companies seem to use old versions. Eg Cray is using 2010. But even today 'Skype for Business' explicitly does not support Linux, so I'd just as soon avoid it.."
AGREED! It just happened to be the only collaboration tool to which I had access for purposes of the TPC (on short notice, for short duration). I would not suggest it as any kind of a solution, though.
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Subject: Re: Update: OFA TPC Meeting
Some thoughts on OFA conferencing.
My personal preference right now is Google Hangouts. This is mostly because Google has open sourced and bundled the client side into Google Chrome so it works on every OS out of the box. But it is nice to use and screenshares well.
Citrix Go-To-Meeting is my next preference because they have a HTML 5 web client that works basically universally on Google Chrome. Paid options have a traditional POTS call in option as well as a Windows App client for users that cannot use Chrome.
Cisco WebEx is a distant third. I have yet to see a HTML 5 version of this (they still use Java, ugh), so it never works reliably for me on Linux - but their mobile app is quite reasonable.
I have never had success with Lync. I think a lot of this is because companies seem to use old versions. Eg Cray is using 2010. But even today 'Skype for Business' explicitly does not support Linux, so I'd just as soon avoid it..
For what it is worth, I switched a non-profit board I am on to Google Apps for non-profit this year and we are very happy. We switched from Go-To-Meeting to Hangounts quite trivially and the real-time shared collaboration via Google Docs makes the sort of meeting we had today very smooth. Google Apps is free for US 501(c)(3) non-profits.
(I guess they call it G Suite now)
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