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The SmallBizWindows Collaboration Products of the Year: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 & HP Virtual Rooms

In these days of virtual companies, meeting with, and collaborating with either virtual employees, real employees, contractors, and/or all others in between poses challenges.

In other to resolve this problem, these two solutions represent the best options available today: HP Virtual Rooms and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

2010 Collab - croppedMicrosoft SharePoint 2010

The flag bearer in collaboration, SharePoint 2010 in this latest iteration is much better, faster, and much easier to use.

SharePoint excels in both its customizability, allowing users to share ideas and knowledge, and in the richness of a passionate and extensive ecosystem. Going forward, SharePoint users and administrators can rely on tighter integration with Office 365, Microsoft Communications Services, and Microsoft Lync.

Furthermore, SharePoint is moving to the cloud.

 

2010 Collab - croppedHP Virtual Rooms

For the more immediate collab sessions, it is hard to beat HP Virtual Rooms.

It is simple to setup, use, and collaborate with small groups - under 25 persons -with. For a while back in August, I was unable to engage in traveling as I needed to. To my rescue came the recommendation (thanks, Andy L.!)to use Virtual Rooms, as my previous real-time collab product, HP SkyRoom was limited to intranet collaboration. I gave VR a go, and it’s been nirvana since.

I found it to be easier to use than Live Meeting, and much more cost-efficient.

I believe there is a free trial period too.

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Reader Comments (6)

I am using Microsoft Share point 2007 from last 1 and half year and felt its best across all other competitor and user friendly.
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjazboy
indeed virtual room is an excellent tool to share a device in order to troubleshoot complex problems that an standard user will not be able to accomplish without the knowledge needed. I give a thumbs up for this great tool, it has make my life easier at work and is simply and every day tool I use constantly..... Therefore there is still some improvements to be made in order to make it easy for the user unexperienced with how this works.
February 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterisgo
I am looking forward to try it
February 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermate
HPVR best-in-the-class and an absolute boon for remote workers like me. Staying in the comforts of my room I can efficiently interact with my colleagues spread across the globe in a secured and a robust environment. The most efficient cost effective tool that has helped me totally stay away from the traffic clogged roads as I dont need to commute to work at all!!
April 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterswornVRuser
who is the contact for HP Virtual Rooms? who owns it to sell it?
June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob Link
HP Virtual Rooms can be found here https://www.rooms.hp.com/
June 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterJohn Obeto

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