Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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08 November 2005

Getting the webcast working

Chuck and I just made sure we knew how to get the webcast working.

Following the link to present (not listed here), I got prompted about LiveMeeting. So I downloaded it.

Turns out that for audio, you need to set up the 'conference number' (using the link on the 'Internet Audio Broadcast Settings' form) like this:

Country: +61....
City: blank.
Local number: 431...
Actual keys: blank

(my number starts 0431...)

You can upload a powerpoint presentation (Share | Share Document to View), which can help with syncing and stuff, but it simplifies the document, so if you have animations or anything, that should just be shared with the desktop.

You share the desktop by going to Share | Share Application. But it doesn't do a secondary monitor. It has to be Monitor 1. So if you're planning to extend your screen onto a projector, and just share that - forget it. To do that, you'd need to set up your local screen as monitor 2 and the projector as monitor 1, and move the stuff that you don't want seen over to monitor 2. Hope that's clear. :)

And as I mentioned before, there's a special link you use for presenting to join the LiveMeeting in the first place, but I'm not going to post that there. I have it in my bookmarks, so we can use it on Thursday.