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    • Discover the Difference: Adobe® Connect™ vs. Microsoft Lync © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 1
    • The Challenge: How can I fill the gaps when Live Meeting is gone? Microsoft is planning to discontinue the Live Meeting service and focus on Lync.  Can Lync support my training program?  Can Lync support my webinar program?  Will let me easily collaborate outside my company’s firewall and across devices? © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 2
    • Microsoft Live Meeting vs Lync Online Adobe Connect Microsoft Lync Online 1500 250 Branding & Meeting Room Layout Customization  o Q&A/Surveys  o Breakout Rooms  o Testing & Grading  o Attendance Reporting  o Record Meetings to Server for hosted replay Schedule Meetings Via Web  o  o Video/rich media sharing  o Online attendee registration  o Feature* Meeting Capacity (attendees) © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 3
    • Why Customers Select Adobe Connect Adobe Connect is an enterprise web conferencing solution for online meetings, eLearning and webinars used by leading corporations and government agencies Ease of Access (no attendee download) Rich Experience © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Secure & Compliant Extensible & Easy to Integrate Complete Solutions
    • Why Customers Select Adobe Connect Ease of Access Rich Experience © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Secure & Compliant Extensible & Easy to Integrate Complete Solutions
    • Let’s Get This Meeting Started! – MS Lync Online For Internal Users Lync Client (Required to initiate meetings; Limited Mac Support) For External Users/Participants Lync Web App (No video, audio, PowerPoint sharing; Mac Support) Lync Attendee (Full in-meeting functionality; Big download; No Mac Support © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 6
    • No Waiting with Adobe Connect! Attendees Join Instantly - No Download Required © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 7
    • Adobe Connect Mobile  Fully host, present, train, or collaborate - anytime, anywhere • Host or join meetings, virtual classes, or webinars • Share and present content from the cloud or the device itself • Whiteboard with the tip of your finger • Collaborate with multi-point video conferencing • Available on iOS (iPad, iPhone) and Android © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 8
    • Web Conferencing Mobile Client Comparison Yes Yes Multipoint videoconferences to visually engage and collaborate with attendees Yes No Host meetings - Begin and end meetings; control participants; control layouts, audio, and recordings Yes No Yes No Yes No Whiteboard – Whiteboard and annotate with the tip of a finger Yes No Support for vendor’s meeting, virtual classroom, and webinar solution Yes No Supports a variety of devices (iPad, iPhone, Android) Share content – From the cloud or the device itself Present content - Advance slides and control animations © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 9
    • Why Customers Select Adobe Connect Rich Experience Ease of Access Secure & Compliant © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Extensible & Easy to Integrate Complete Solutions
    • Meeting Environment: Lync Online © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 11
    • Lync Online Environment Is Not Flexible  Appearance determined by Microsoft  Palette arrangement fixed  Palette itself is inflexible © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 12
    • Completely Define the Experience with Adobe Connect Easily adapt your meeting room to your needs  Select a layout template  Customize individual meeting rooms: Add pods, delete, move and resize meeting pods Resize pods to focus the attention on: ppt, whiteboard, Q&A, poll… * Lync meeting console is not customizable © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Completely Define the Experience with Adobe Connect  Utilize multiple pods of any type to collaborate in the most effective way  Pods all move in response to layouts (multiple layouts in every room) Unlimited web cams, video without downloads, and custom apps!  © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Branding & Personalization  Completely brand the join meeting pages with your corporate colors and logo. Example: http://ford.adobeconnect.com  Personalize each room with background images  Custom URL for meeting room e.g. meridien.adobeconnect.com/salesweekly  Add your own content * Lync does allow any custom branding © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Control Attendee Access  Manage attendee permissions  Promote any attendee to a presenter  Remove or block attendee access  Place attendees on hold until the host grants access * Lync does offer any access control options © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 16
    • Is the Audience Really Engaged?  Engagement Dashboard  Measure participant engagement and participation in real-time  Based on multiple factors  Detailed engagement report available post-event  Interaction meter Question & Answer ratio Available for seminar rooms, events, and virtual classrooms Poll Responses © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Effectively Collaborate with Multiple Presenters Presenter Only Area is your private backstage area for hosts and presenters. This is a great place for the Attendee pod, a Presenter chat (so you can coordinate amongst yourselves without interrupting the event flow), the Presenter view of the Q&A pod and any notes or reminders you might have for your speakers or moderators. * Lync does not offer a backstage area © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 18
    • Effectively Collaborate with Multiple Presenters © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 19
    • Adobe Connect Has Persistent, Customizable URLs meridien.adobeconnect.com/conrad meridien.adobeconnect.com/war-room meridien.adobeconnect.com/salesweekly meridien.adobeconnect.com/..... Customizable: Setup your room with your branding and personalized URL Predictable: Create any number of customized URLs for specific scenarios * Lync does not support customizable URLs © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Sharing PowerPoint and Video  Share as many webcams as you can fit on the screen  Works on mobile devices  Active speaker indicator  Choose between 16:9 or 4:3 ratios for HD Webcams * Lync only supports one webcam © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 21
    • Features: Video Clip, File Transfer, Web Links Adobe Connect allows sharing video clips, post documents or slides to download and post links to website pages. Play a prerecorded video clip Post documents for attendees to download Links to visit website pages * Lync does not support playing video clips © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 22
    • Recording Comparison Lync Adobe Connect  Recordings saved to your computer only  Unlimited recording storage for hosted replay & ability to download offline.  Windows media format only  Flash or MP4 format offered  No ability to download documents/files   Poor screen/graphic quality Links to download documents/files work during recording replay  Excellent screen/graphic quality  Easily edit and cut out any part of a recording  Remove parts of a recording (attendee list, chat or Q&A window)  Create indexing and bookmarks for easy search  Password protect hosted recording replays or allow anyone to view it. http://community.office365.com/enus/forums/166/t/142882.aspx  No ability to remove parts of the recording  No ability to index or bookmark  No ability to password protect © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 23
    • Why Customers Select Adobe Connect Secure & Compliant Ease of Access Rich Experience © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Extensible & Easy to Integrate Complete Solutions
    • Adobe Connect Security and Control  Disable and restrict user activities at the account level    Whitelist/Blacklist for application sharing Disable virtually any function in Adobe Connect Clear private data   Remove content from chat pods and note pods for any new sessions Audit communications   * Not supported by Lync © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Force all meetings to record Generate chat transcripts for auditing
    • Adobe Connect Security and Control Closed Caption Pod  Customize caption font size and color settings  Skip back and fast forward captions  Receive captions in multiple languages  Save and download caption as a transcript  Use in house captioner or 3rd party captioning service JAWS screen reader compliant HIPPA Compliant (Managed Hosting and Premise deployment Only) * Not supported by Lync © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Why Customers Select Adobe Connect Extensible & Easy to Integrate Ease of Access Rich Experience © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Secure & Compliant Complete Solutions
    • 3rd Party Software Integration Adobe® Connect offers an API to integrate with 3rd party CRM or LMS software including salesforce, Marketo and Elequa * No API or integration is supported by Lync © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 28
    • Why Customers Select Adobe Connect Complete Solutions Ease of Access Rich Experience © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Secure & Compliant Extensible & Easy to Integrate
    • The All-in-One Solution for Digital Marketing Events Prepare Promote Persuade Follow-up Optimize Prepare for events in advance to ensure consistency and save time Drive registrations and maximize attendance Inspire action through exceptional event experiences Integrate with existing enterprise systems Optimize events and increase ROI with actionable analytics © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.
    • Webinar Registration Landing Pages  Enhanced Event Registration Landing Pages and Catalogs - Templates enable quick creation of landing pages, speaker information, registration pages and login pages. Templates can be customized using rich components, including images, tables, charts and carousels. Demo video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XdxLjDxxqQ&list=PL29558526E4941DCD  Rich customization of emails - You have full drag and drop customization of HTML emails for things such as registration confirmation, reminders, and follow up messages. * Lync does not support attendee registration © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 31
    • Comprehensive Reporting & Analytics More than reporting – in depth analytics  Engagement Reports: Track Effectiveness of your meeting minute-by-minute  Measure usage of chat, Q&A and polls  Track the number of files downloaded by participants  Analyze the status settings of participants  Registration and Attendance reporting * Lync does not offer attendee reporting © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 32
    • The Complete Digital Training Solution for Virtually Any Device Author Rapidly create engaging content leveraging industry leading tools Deploy Author once and deploy everywhere; to the cloud and across virtually any device © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. Promote Maximize training registration and attendance Deliver Deliver immersive learning experiences in live and on-demand classes Track Efficiently manage and track training through Adobe Connect or LMS integration
    • E-Learning Module  Create self-paced training content  Combine courses into a curriculum  Add quizzes with pass/fail  Surveys to measure effectiveness  Use prerequisites and testing to guide access and content selection © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential.   Deliver engaging live virtual classes and on-demand courses  Track training and progress  34 Leaners can search your course catalog and self enroll Establish certification
    • Points of Comparison Summary Adobe Microsoft Connect Lync Online Yes (Flash) Yes (Silverlight Required) No Yes Instant meeting access Mobile - Host/Present/Attend meetings Consistent experience across platforms Yes No Customizable, easy to remember URLs Persistent content in meeting rooms Yes Yes Unlimited No Yes 1 (active) Custom layouts; changeable on the fly Yes No Video/rich media without downloads Yes No Backstage and Prepare Mode Yes No On-premise deployment option Yes Yes Extensible meeting rooms with SDK Training and webinar solutions Yes Yes No No Record Meetings to server Yes No Learning Management System Integration Yes No (Yes w/ Lync Server) Webcams © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 35
    • Live Meeting vs Lync Online Summary Adobe Connect Microsoft Lync Online 1500 250 Branding & Meeting Room Layout Customization  o Q&A/Surveys  o Breakout Rooms  o Testing & Grading  o Attendance Reporting  o Record Meetings to Server for hosted replay Schedule Meetings Via Web  o  o Video/rich media sharing  o Online attendee registration  o Feature* Meeting Capacity (attendees) © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 36
    • Contact Us Questions? Need Pricing? Schedule a Demo or 30 Day Trail? Email: adobeconnect@communiqueconferencing.com Phone: • US & Worldwide: 1+866-332-2255 or 1+202-266-0058 • Canada: 1+866-332-2255 • UK: 0808 238 0649 • Ireland: 1 800932407 © 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Confidential. 37