Just wanted to remind you all that the Live Meeting service is in for a major upgrade.  It’s a very exciting new release with big improvements to help make your meetings more engaging and productive.

 

As an XML API developer you need to be prepared for the migration.  We are still using version 4 of the XML-API, and our goal is not to break existing programs.  However, some changes have been made to support the new features available in LM8.  You should take the time to test your applications against the new version.  To help you in this effort we are offering an API specific beta.  Details of that Beta are below.  Please sign up soon as the nomination period will end soon.

 

 

LM8 API Beta Overview

Office Live Meeting (8.0) builds on the foundations of the current Live Meeting offering for Web conferencing with multi-party audio, video and data collaboration.  The LM8 API Beta program will provide participants early access to the next generation of Office Live Meeting.  Benefits to LM8 API Beta participants include:

·         Early access to Office Live Meeting and related technologies

o   Live Meeting console (8.0)

o   Live Meeting Outlook Add-ins

o   Live Meeting APIs

o   Live Meeting documentation

·         Access to Office Live Meeting conference center

o   Dedicated conference center, isolated from your existing production environment, to assist with development and testing efforts

·         Access to dedicated program site

o   Program and product announcements

o   Software and documentation for download

o   Feedback and bug submission channel

·         Dedicated program support

o   Newsgroup to discuss product-related issues with other LM8 API Beta customers and LM8 API Beta vTeam

o   Support through dedicated “Beta Buddies

 

Program Requirements

·         An existing Live Meeting conference center

·         Commitment to upgrade/migrate existing applications leveraging the Live Meeting (7.0) APIs to the Live Meeting (8.0) APIs

·         Participation in the LM8 API Beta newsgroup

·         Commitment to collaborate with and support other program participants in their development and testing efforts

·         Commitment to provide feedback (bugs, surveys and testimonials)

 

Nomination Instructions

If the LM8 API Beta program is of interest to you, please complete the following steps in order to be considered for the program.

1.    Go to http://connect.microsoft.com/

2.    From the menu on the left-hand side, select Invitations

3.    Sign into Microsoft Connect with your Passport ID

NOTE: If you do not have a Passport account, please click on Sign Up Now and create one.

4.    In the Invitation ID field, enter API1-W8DR-MGYX

NOTE: First-time users will be presented with the Terms of Use

1.        Please select I Agree after reviewing the TOU

2.        Complete the Connect registration form and select Register

5.    Complete the nomination survey and select Submit

6.    Your nomination is complete!