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Microsoft Teams Video Conference Solution: How to Integrate Lifesize and Microsoft Teams

by Julian Fields in Microsoft, Skype, Best Practices, Features
Microsoft Teams is an exceptional tool for persistent collaboration and document sharing within the Office 365® platform. For the more than 13 million active daily Teams users , the Lifesize for Microsoft Teams integration delivers a true-to-life video experience seamlessly integrated into the Teams interface and meeting scheduling workflow. The Lifesize integration adds video conferencing…

Stop Squatting and Start Scheduling Conference Rooms Like a Grown-Up

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Having conference room scheduling issues? Avoid double-bookings, delays and equipment blunders with these five tips, plus the right software to keep you connected. As the seconds tick down to the top of the hour, a dozen or so feet start to assemble just below the privacy frosted glass of the meeting room door. You knew the risk you were taking when you lawlessly squatted in that conference room. The jig is up. It’s time to turn yourself in and return the room to its rightful owner. Squatting just isn’t worth the stress, not when you learn the right way…

3 Benefits of Creating a Home Office Video Conference Room

by Julian Fields in Meeting Room, Trends
When you work from home, your office is your meeting room. Learn what makes a Lifesize Icon camera system the perfect home office accessory. Lifesize conference room systems come in range of sizes optimized for the unique needs of the huddle room, conference room, boardroom and all-hands auditorium. But there’s another space that these agile video conferencing systems are prefect for — the home office. If you’re one of the 51% of employees who do some or all of your work from a home office , then you know that working from home…

How to Run a Successful Board Meeting & Board Meeting Agenda

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
Board meetings are a critical part of strategic business decision-making, but they’re often too unorganized to be effective. Here’s how to make your next meeting a success. Regular board meetings are a critical component of building and sustaining a successful business. For organizations in hypercompetitive industries, a company’s board plays an important role in setting the agenda for the business — determining priorities, setting goals, reviewing strategic investments — all while working closely with executive management teams to balance near-term organization…

Look Out! Lifesize Adds Lifesize Outlook Add-In for Microsoft Outlook

by Julian Fields in Features, Products
Make Lifesize video calls and schedule video meetings right from within your Microsoft Outlook client. 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, we’ve added some additional functionality to help you schedule and make Lifesize video calls right from within Outlook. Feature Highlights Intuitive Design The…

Secure Video Conferencing: 3 Reasons You Need it in 2019

by Julian Fields in Best Practices
Secure video conferencing lock The security of video conferencing isn’t just a topic for government agencies and GDPR. The data security practices and policies built into the apps and services you use at home and at work are critically important and can have real consequences if they aren’t prioritized by the vendors that you partner with. Even in 2019, companies like Google’s Nest and Zoom are still making it relatively…

The 5 Best Free Video Conferencing Apps

by Julian Fields in Products, Mobility
Free video conferencing with Lifesize Go All businesses have different priorities when it comes to their communication and collaboration strategy. For some organizations, cost is the primary consideration, while others put a premium on security, reliability and support — perks typically associated with enterprise-grade video conferencing solutions. Of course, many fall somewhere in the middle, making it all that more important to…

Create the Ultimate Conference Room: 7 Conference Room Design Tips

by Julian Fields in Meeting Room, Trends
When creating or redesigning a conference room, take the opportunity to think beyond the bare necessities. Here are 7 tips to guide you to a room that enables productivity and inspires creativity. If you were given the chance to design the conference room of your dreams, what would it look like? Maybe this is something you haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about. That’s okay; for the most part, the ideal conference room is one that emphasizes the conference, not the room. The design should facilitate using the space to connect, communicate and collaborate with others — not draw attent…

How to share your screen in 4 steps with Lifesize Share

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room, Products
Lifesize makes it easy to share your laptop screen and present in online meetings and removes the need for cords or dongles in the meeting room with the easiest wireless screen sharing solutions. Being able to share your screen with your colleagues in the meeting room can do wonders for the way you communicate. From easy collaboration to heightened productivity levels, screen sharing can completely transform your conference call from a monotonous call to a truly interactive sync session. By sharing your laptop screen and playing full-motion videos to driving a presentation right from…

How to Set Up Video Conferencing for Any Conference Room in 3 Easy Steps

by Julian Fields in Best Practices, Meeting Room
video conference room with Lifesize Icon 700 Connecting to a video conference from your laptop is simple enough. Download your favorite video conferencing app, select to use your embedded webcam and microphone, pop in some headphones and connect to your virtual meeting room . But most meetings include at least one meeting room for groups to join together. Sliding a laptop with a Skype call to the end of the meeting room table and…
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