RE: Moving to Sametime 9 Ben Williams 15.Jul.14 12:56 PM Lotus Notes Sametime Standard 8.5.2 IFR1Windows
Ha ha. I'm sure there are plenty of business partners you could employ to help.
Advanced allows for instant screen share otherwise you would need to join a meeting and share your screen that way, end result is the same. In the past this was a licensing restriction and you could do instant screen shares by installing the appropriate plugin to your client and negate the use of ST Advanced but be unlicensed.
Java is a problem. Sametime Classic meetings which is what you have when you use just the Sametime Community server (up to 188.8.131.52) uses applets which are a major pain now with the security restrictions put on them.
Using WebSphere based Meeting application avoids that. The only thing you need to install is a plugin (Webplayer) which allows for some web browser related interaction like screen share and audio and video.
You will need to have a dedicated server for the Community server and use 32bit domino though it can be on 64 bit OS.
Some proper thought needs to be put into this and planning when it comes to production. If you are going to allow external access to Sametime Proxy and Meetings then you need to plan for that and poking holes in firewalls.
The only thing that wasn't mentioned is a WebSphere proxy to sit in front of the Meeting server to act as an HTTP caching proxy.