Our customers are always our number one priority. We want to continuously innovate and enhance the Central platform so that we can better serve your interests and make your lives a little bit easier. One of the ways we are working towards this goal is by listening to your feedback and making the product improvements that you request.
We’re excited to release a handful of improvements requested by our customers. Read about the improvements below and watch the video to see our Product Manager, Kevin Kuchera, walk through each of these improvements live in the product.
We simplified the process of copying deployment links by adding a column on the deployment tab that allows you to copy the deployment link with the click of one button. This makes it easier to share the link in a SMS messenger or email.
One2Many now allows PowerShell commands! Use this powerful scripter to push out multi-line commands.
One2Many Color Coding
When writing long or complicated scripts in One2Many, we heard that it was difficult to keep track of key inputs. We added color coding to our One2Many scripts to help. Now it functions similar to a script editor, minimizing syntax errors by highlighting numeric values in green and text strings in red.
Increased Reporting Capabilities
We’ve added a new report to our toolbox. You can now see those who have been managing files or accessing computers from the back-end (background access) with an accurate duration.
LogMeIn for Linux-Beta
We recently released a Linux-beta. Try the product to easily add Linux machines into your Central account and get zero-configuration terminal access from any browser. Download now for full access.
This was an exciting and truly significant week for join.me, as we announced our mobile makeover! We launched our new app for Apple Watch, made upgrades to our iPhone app, and debuted a brand new iPad experience with mobile whiteboarding. If you haven’t already, be sure to download our new iOS apps and improve your mobile meetings!
Apple Watch is the hottest gadget on the market, and it’s changing the way people work and communicate. We’re so excited to bring the join.me instant collaboration experience to our users with just a tap on the wrist – we’re even giving away an Apple Watch to celebrate! Check out some of the latest buzz on Apple Watch below, including news for developers, marketers, and all the “road warriors” out there.
LogMeIn buys Zamurai to add Mobile Whiteboarding to join.me “Both join.me and Zamurai recognize that how people work has changed. We meet and collaborate in real time and more often than not, we interact online. And we were both passionate about the simplicity of the experience for our customers,” says VP of Marketing join.me Michael Parker on yesterday’s acquisition announcement.
Developers Wind Up for Apple Watch Update at Apple’s WWDC Next week is Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference, and developers are anticipating getting new access to the capabilities of the Apple Watch – including the sensors, microphone, and zooming/scrolling functionality. This will revolutionize the apps that programmers can build for the device.
Big Data Gets Bigger Apple Watch Internet of Things The Apple Watch, which is touted as “the most personal device ever”, will have a significant impact for data-driven marketers, as it’s a whole new resource to collect insights about consumer habits and behaviors.
Five Apple Watch Apps for Road Warriors Whether you are traveling for business or for fun, these Apple Watch apps are great suggestions to help you stay on track from flight takeoff to hotel checkout. If traveling for business, download the join.me app to start your meetings with just one tap on the wrist!
join.me’s mission is to simplify how people connect and work together. And today, more people are connecting and collaborating in a mobile world. So it is important to us that we craft the same simple and instant experience in that new, mobile world, that lets you work as easily as you do with our desktop offerings. But an experience that is designed for a mobile-first world, taking advantage of how we interact on these devices, not just duplicating the desktop experience.
With that in mind, I am very excited to unveil the new and improved join.me iOS portfolio, with new apps for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. With this update, we introduce the ‘One Touch Meeting’, available in our new app for Apple Watch and an update to the iPhone app. And we introduce our re-envisioned app for the iPad, now including the join.me Mobile Whiteboard.
And with our new join.me app for the iPad, you can present – documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and even whiteboards – for free. Yes, free.
Here’s what you need to know:
New ‘One Touch Meeting’ for Apple Watch and iPhone
Today join.me introduces the ‘One Touch Meeting’ for Apple Watch and iPhone. With a single touch on the iPhone or Apple Watch, join.me will automatically call the host – our “Call Me” feature — and start join.me on your desktop right away. No need to dial any numbers or passcodes. No need to start join.me on a laptop or desktop. We start it for you.
If you have a scheduled meeting, join.me will now send you a push notification to your iPhone or Apple Watch when it’s time to meet. One touch and your meeting starts right up.
Need to start a meeting on-the-fly? No problem. Ad hoc meetings start with a simple tap on your join.me app for Apple Watch and iPhone.
It’s definitely join.me simple and join.me easy. Check out this short video to see how it’s done!
New Mobile Whiteboard for the iPad
The whiteboard is part of almost every business and sales discussion, but it’s been trapped on the wall, until now. Today, join.me’s new mobile whiteboard for the iPad lets you create and collaborate on or off-line, giving you the ability to create, present, save, and share ideas in real time right from your iPad. With our InfinityBoard™, join.me’s new mobile whiteboard provides a truly infinite canvas so you can draw, add shapes, lines, and even images from your photo library. Want to share it in real time? Just share out your whiteboard, and others can see what you are thinking and creating, even if they are half way around the world. Try doing that with a physical whiteboard.
Want to send the whiteboard to to them after the discussion? Stop taking pictures. Your whiteboard files can be shared as jpegs, PDFs, or in a fully editable whiteboard file format that can be sent to others so they can add their ideas. Check out this video for a quick demonstration:
You can create and share up to 4 mobile whiteboards for free, and additional whiteboards are available for join.me pro and join.me enterprise users. The new mobile whiteboard is based on and incorporates the capabilities of the Zamurai mobile whiteboard app, which I was a co-founder and CEO.
Remember, you can also share documents, presentations, even spreadsheets, all right from your iPad. And you can even join calls right from your iPad using VoIP.
All of the iPhone and iPad capabilities are available for existing join.me iOS app users via an update, or for new users via a download in the App Store.
Don’t miss out – upgrade your apps and start meeting & collaborating with join.me— from virtually anywhere—now!
Our goal at join.me is (and always has been) to make online meetings as simple as possible for our users. That’s what sets us apart and makes join.me the leader in user satisfaction! And as join.me deployments grow within an enterprise, it’s important that we provide an experience that is equally as simple and powerful for administrators.
That’s why we’ve enhanced our single sign-on (SSO) capabilities that will make securely managing join.me deployments even easier for administrators. join.me now integrates with a number of the most popular enterprise application management platforms, including Office 365, Google for Work, Bitium, OneLogin, Okta and Ping Identity, and Windows ADFS.
Administrators can now leverage authentication, access and audit controls in these popular platforms to securely and easily provision and manage join.me accounts across teams, departments or even entire enterprises. The results are better meeting security, less manual work to manage accounts, and – best of all – peace of mind. Users benefit too, enjoying the seamless join.me meeting experience with one less password to remember.
Learn more about join.me’s new SSO capabilities here.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about how to best leverage SSO or just want share some feedback.
Stop waiting for the future of work – its here! With rapid advances in mobile technology and economic shifts away from location-based industries like manufacturing, American companies are redefining what work is, and how to work. This week Fast Company replaced old workplace “rules” with five new ones. Among this list was the dying concept of daily commuting to an office, replaced with the idea of working anytime from anywhere in the world. Companies making this shift to a more remote working style will likely encounter some bumps in the road, especially among baby boomers who have spent their entire lives commuting. Companies can “take the sting” out of this transition, with advice published this week in Inc. Magazine.
What lies ahead for the next ten years in technology? This list of predictions includes 100 connected devices and 8 billion “hyper-connected” people, getting online from numerous devices at unprecedented speeds.
Innovators are more than just their title of developer, designer, or engineer – at the core of it, they’re really artists of their craft. At the World Economic Forum, Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde presents some unique examples of how art and innovation intersect, and how art can serve a true purpose in the future.
A huge number of our customers are sales managers and teams, who use join.me as their go-to tool in sales pitches. The ability to show off the product as they talk about it and let their prospects test it out is a game changer for many of our customers (just ask Meltwater). So we’ve created some unique features specifically for sales teams who use join.me for their sales demos.
The CRM system most widely used by sales teams is Salesforce. So to help sellers work more seamlessly between their meetings and their contact database, we’ve developed a Salesforce integration in join.me Enterprise starting and scheduling meetings right from their lead screens. Learn how to install the plug-in and start your next join.me right from Salesforce in this video:
Another favorite feature of our pro users is join.me URL personalization. You can customize your join.me URL to whatever you’d like – your name, company, etc. This can be really helpful when running multiple sales calls and demos with a number of prospects – your dial-in information is easy to remember, and it helps get your brand name out there. Learn how to set it up in this video – plus how to personalize your background image, to create your personalized virtual meeting room!
Check out our YouTube channel for our full library of user tips.
Since Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer and many people will be out of the office, we thought we’d focus this week’s update.me on remote working and how the modern employee is choosing to work. Employees today are choosing to work remotely because they have the tools that allow them to do so available to them. As a result, the workforce is shifting to a more mobile, connected, and collaborative environment. Here are a few articles around how millennials are driving this shift and some companies who have chosen to support it.
5 Big Companies That Support Remote Work Companies both big and small understand the importance of a remote workforce. Being able to source top tier talent from anywhere in the world and having a more productive, loyal, and dedicated workforce are just some of the reasons why companies are moving out of the office—and into the home office.
Have you met the 21st century employee? While resistance to change continues to be alive and well in many organizations, the world is changing every day. We are in a time when entire economies, organizations and industries are transforming. And yet, we use antiquated organizational change management practices in our 21st century world. The biggest change leaders need to make is to have clarity on the shared purpose of their organization and how to deliver on it in a simple way where employees understand their roles.
As more and more businesses shift towards a collaborative atmosphere, less and less meetings are being led by just one person. Presentations are no longer one-to-many; they’re transforming into a conversation where everyone contributes. Some of join.me’s most beneficial features give you the ability to put anyone in the driver’s seat of the meeting, quickly and seamlessly.
The ‘pass presenter’ feature allows the meeting host to pass screen-sharing functionality from their dvice to another person’s device at any time during the meeting. Participants can also request access to takeover the present role. It proves extremely useful for team brainstorms, meetings with remote attendees, or to review multiple documents provided by various people. Everyone can contribute, and anyone take the lead in the matter of seconds. Check out this video to learn how to pass presenter control in your next join.me meeting:
We also understand that not all join.me meetings are the host presenting a document – sometimes it’s beneficial for the people in your meeting to get interactive with content or platforms. Our remote control feature allows meeting attendees to use the presenter’s mouse and control what’s on their screen and device. This feature has been a game changer for our customers who are giving sales demos. Allowing your potential customer to play around with your product, with you on the line to help, is a priceless value-add to your sales pitch.
Check out how to use join.me’s remote control feature in this video. For more user tips, check out our full video library here!
A few weeks ago we traveled to Austin, Texas to visit our friends at Sprinklr to learn how they are using join.me (and, of course, sample some epic barbecue). If you’re not familiar with Sprinklr, they create social software for brands to engage the voice of the customer through social platforms.
With about 600 employees in offices around the world, Sprinklr found that getting everyone on the same page was often a challenge. Especially for Katie O’Brien who leads product launches for the entire company, In Katie’s role, making sure that all employees are working together and collaborating is crucial.
Katie and the rest of the Sprinklr team uses join.me across the organization to collaborate internally and to train employees on new product launches. Speed and simplicity are the two main reasons Sprinklr chose join.me, and communication has since improved greatly across the organization.
Huge news in the digital media business was announced this week when Verizon, one of the largest mobile network providers purchased content producer AOL for about $4.4B. With this deal (pending regulatory approval) Verizon will acquire AOL’s online video services, content, news sites, and over $600M in advertising revenue.
This game-changing merger will allow Verizon to better create and manage content for tablet and smartphone users. Consumers can expect to see new, innovative ways to view content on their mobile devices – from TV, to movies, to news, and even advertising. This is just more proof that leading companies are moving toward mobile.
Verizon Buys AOL for $4.4 Billion
Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion. The deal aims to create a major new player in the digital media business by combining one of the biggest mobile network providers with a leading content producer.
Through the Enterprise Collaboration Looking Glass
CMS Wire recently hosted a live tweet jam with collaboration thought leaders about collaboration tools and best practices. Catch up with this recap of “Making Sense of the Collaboration Tool Landscape”.
Has the collaboration industry reached it’s peak maturity, or is there much more on the horizon? ZDNet looks at the future of the industry, and how using collaboration tools can forge truly valuable new capabilities among knowledge workers – if used correctly.
Talk about innovation. In a new development appealing to their mobile and social media saavy customers, Domino’s will now start fulfilling delivery orders to customers who simply tweet the Pizza emoji.