Look Out! Lifesize Adds Lifesize Outlook Add-In for Microsoft Outlook
by in Features, Lifesize, Technology
If you’re like most Microsoft® Outlook® users, you probably spend most of the day with your Outlook client open managing tasks, sending emails and keeping track of your daily meeting schedule. With the new Lifesize Outlook Add-in for Windows, we’ve added some additional functionality to help you schedule and make Lifesize video calls right from within Outlook.
The workflow has been streamlined to align with the consistent, intuitive user experience you see in the Lifesize desktop and web app. From the Outlook ribbon, you’re presented with two options: Schedule Meeting or Start Meeting. And on-screen prompts walk you through either path.
If you can send a calendar meeting invite, you can send a Lifesize video meeting invite. Click Schedule Meeting and select a virtual meeting room to meet in. The dial-in details are then embedded in the body of a meeting invite, and you’re able to set the date/time and add attendees just like you would any other meeting.
One of the great things about Lifesize is the ability to make direct video calls by just clicking on someone’s name in the directory. The Start Meeting launches the Lifesize app and brings you right to the directory search, where you can call the person you want to meet with.
Precall Camera and Audio Check
When starting a meeting from the Outlook Add-in, you have the same ability to check your camera and audio settings as you do when calling from the full Lifesize app. It’s a nice quality-of-life improvement to verify you’re using your preferred mic and camera before jumping on a call.
Once installed, your new Lifesize Outlook Add-in will stay up to date with the latest and greatest enhancements as we make improvements and squash any bugs that pop up.
Download the new Lifesize Outlook Add-in from our Downloads page. The installation will uninstall any previous versions. Just remember to sign in to your account after installation is complete by clicking the app launcher icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the add-in.