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A few weeks ago John Blanchard, SMBTN’s rep at LogMeIn, called to tell me about a new screen sharing product called LogMeIn Express (currently in Beta). I found it was a particularly quick and easy to way to share a screen with a group of people while I was speaking to them on the phone. It also permits you to view and control a computer for ad-hoc support, training, etc. However, I was surprised that that it offered features like chat and the ability to transfer files back and forth. Perhaps, best of all, the program installs a small applet with just a couple of clicks but does not leave any “installed” software on the computer.
Based on the ability of LogMeIn Express to share screens, files and chat with multiple users, I think that it would be reasonable to suggest that this could be the foundation for a new web conferencing application from LogMeIn. As it stands, the product is very usable and ready to use today by technology providers and SMB customers alike. Of course, it does not offer screen recording, conference calling or some of the other advanced feature offered in products like GoToMeeting or WebEx but if you already have a way to handle conference calls and don’t need the additional features offered by these packages, LogMeIn Express could be right for you.
Check out LogMeIn Express and let us know your thoughts.
Check Out the LogMeIn Central Beta August 1, 2009Posted by Jim Locke in Partners.
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I was recently invited to check out the public beta of the next generation of LogMeIn, including a new product called LogMeIn Central. LogMeIn Central takes LogMeIn IT Reach and Pro to the next level by providing you with more powerful remote access and remote management capabilities, including the ability to:
- Automatically and securely log in to remote computers without having to remember passwords
- Deploy the LogMeIn software over the web to remote computers, including LogMeIn IT Reach, Pro and Free
- Manage all of the users in your account
- Be proactively notified of potential issues and fix them before they escalate
- Collect and analyze computer inventory
- Analyze account, device and session information through centralized reporting and graphical charting
- Manage all of your LogMeIn computers from one unified, web-based console that you can personalize for the way you work
…and much more!
Check out the beta now. Use your current LogMeIn credentials to log in and start experiencing the enhancements and new features.
I have to admit that I was very impressed and told them so. John Blanchard, SMBTN’s rep at LogMeIn, told me that they are looking for your feedback so feel free to post them here.