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Sametime 9 has a new simplified look and feel that will enhance your communication experience. Forget looking for your favorite tools and preferences buried under multiple menus. Now, you can complete many of your tasks in just one click and access your most commonly used menus and tools quicker than ever.
See the following graphic with call outs to help you get more familiar with the new Sametime 9 contact list.
With just one or two clicks, you can:
- Access user preferences.
- Quickly search for a chat partner.
- Change your availability status for all of your server communities at once.
- Create a custom status message.
- Set or change your geographic location.
- Switch between Sametime applications.
- Add a contact.
- Start communicating by starting a chat, call, or meeting with any selected chat partner.
- Sort and filter your contact list.
With the new chat window, you can always see who you are chatting with as well as how others see you. Highlighting on your active chat will ensure you are chatting with the right person. There is also no need to worry about missing an incoming message because with the Sametime 9 incoming chat message badge you can always see if you have any unread messages, and if so, how many.
Starting a group chat, video call, or meeting is easier than ever. There is no need to leave the chat window because in just one click you can access user preferences and all of your important communication tools.
And, don't forget to check out the new Sametime 9 emoticons!
Sametime Meetings has the new streamlined look with a navigation ribbon making it simple to switch between the Meeting Stream, Voice and Video, Participants, and the Library panels. You can even choose to open any of these panels in a new window which makes it easier for you to view all of the activity in the meeting room.
The Meeting Stream is one of the great new features in Sametime Meetings. You can view all activity for a meeting room in the Meeting Stream including when someone joins or leaves the meeting, when someone adds a file to the library, and all of the discussion that takes place during a meeting. You also have the option to filter your Meeting Stream to see, for example, just the discussion.
With just one or two clicks, you can complete many your meeting room tasks.
- Add a file.
- Invite others to the meeting room.
- Switch between the Meeting Stream, Voice and Video, Participants, and Library panels.
- Filter your Meeting Stream to see only the activity you are interested in.
- Share your screen.
- Change your Sametime status from within the meeting room, if you are sharing your screen.
- Access your meeting room settings.
- Annotate your screen.
- Open a panel in a new window, so you can easily view the discussion or video feed during a meeting.
Sametime Calls and Video Calls
Audio and video calls can be started quickly from your contact list or from an open chat window. Refer to the following graphics of the contact list and chat window to see how quickly you can make a call, access Voice and Video preferences, and even manage your phone book and call history.
Audio-only calls have an intuitive softphone with a toolbar that is consistent for stand-alone calls and meetings. The focused toolbar menu enables you to quickly access all of your call options and preferences without leaving the call window. You can also choose to see who you are on a call with by using the photo view, or you can utilize the list view which displays a consistent participant list that is used across your Sametime client.
Video calls are now in high-definition, and you can see multiple participants' video in a group call all at one time. You can also choose from different video layout options when you are in a group call. The expandable participant list, as shown in the following graphic, is also consistent with the participant list you see in an audio call or meeting. Always know who is the active speaker in a call with the active speaker highlighting and the speaker status indicator within the participant list.