In a 2006 InfoWorld column entitled Simple, single-purpose screen sharing I lamented the tendency of screen-sharing programs to pile on features that get in the way of doing the core screen-sharing function simply and well. Readers responded with quite a few suggestions. Yesterday I learned about a Microsoft product, SharedView, which belongs on that list. (Note: it’s currently a beta 2 release.)
For me, the ArsTechnica review of SharedView — which dings it for lacking the full feature set you find in products like WebEx or Live Meeting — completely misses the point. Simple, single-purpose screensharing is exactly what I want, and exactly what SharedView delivers.