I've learned that desktop sharing/screen sharing software applications make life a lot easier for both the users and for the Administrators. It's not only a great way to supply technical support to users, but it's also a fabulous way to share data and collaborate with others remotely quickly and easily.
I've been using remote desktop sharing software for a while now and it's worked wonders for our team. Multiple people in different locations around the country can work on a presentation or a project plan simultaneously from their desktop computers! Here's a list of a couple of my favorite screen sharing software over the last few years:
yuuguu
Probably my favorite because of it's ease of use and the fact that you can use it to remotely access your PC or MAC also! Yuuguu is completely free and allows you to instantly share your screen with anyone. Works well through firewalls also and on MACs.
crossloop
CroosLoop is also very easy to use, but requires that each party install the CrossLoop software onto their computers. Uses 128-bit encryption and allows for file-sharing also.
logmein
Another popular service for remote desktop sharing. Easily access remote PC's by installing a client software onto each machine. Good for remote PC trouble-shooting, etc.
showmypc
A good free tool for online collaboration, desktop sharing, and remote PC access. No registration required, no logins, very easy to use. Uses SSH to make connections to other PC's.
skyfex
SkyFex allows remote watching and remote control in real time. Does not require additional software installation and works transparently through NAT and Firewalls. Only for IE though.
teamviewer
TeamViewer has a couple of features, such as remote control of PCs, screen sharing, file transfer, chat ability, and is secure. Have to install the TeamViewer software for it to work.
screen stream
A free software that lets others watch your screen in real time. No need to install any software, which is a plus. Works with Windows, Mac and Linux.
You can use all of the applications for all kind of activities, such as boardroom presentations, group lectures, remote PowerPoint presentations, computer helpdesk, whiteboard for telephone conferences, etc.
If you know of one that I missed or think is better, post a comment! Enjoy!

2 Comments:

  1. Andrew_Mikogo said...
    Hi,

    Have you tried Mikogo for free remote support? There are no configurations and no installations on the guest's side so it is very easy to get started. Although Mikogo functions perfectly as a remote support tool, you can also invite up to 10 people to view your screen which makes it ideal for free online meetings, Web presentations and group Web collaboration.
    For free calls and screen sharing together check out the Mikogo Skype Extra.
    Mikogo uses 256 bit AES encryption for security.
    Mikogo is freeware so it is available for everyone to use.

    Take a look at our website and see what you think.

    Cheers,

    Andrew
    The Mikogo Team
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    bobby@glance.net

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