10 Things You Didn't Know - MikogoAnd we’re back! Here it is, as promised, the second part of our “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mikogo” blog post series. Below you will find another five of Mikogo’s great, but perhaps unknown, features each of which, again, applies to at least one of the four primary use cases – meetings, training, presentations, and remote support. Read on, enjoy, and let us know which of these caught you most by surprise! Or let us know if there is another feature or two which you get great use out of but you think others might not be aware of the benefits.

1. Branding Options

Logo Branding - MikogoThe Mikogo software allows companies and individuals to integrate their own brand into the software by embedding logos/images in the software interface and the waiting room. This feature is designed to help the Mikogo user optimize logo branding, giving a touch of professionalism that will impress clients and colleagues alike. Check out our previous blog post on this feature to see how quickly and easily you can integrate your logo and brand images into Mikogo.

2. Set Presenter Scale

With the Mikogo presenter scale you can virtually decrease your screen resolution and increase the speed of your presentation – ideal when using Mikogo for online presentations. This feature is especially helpful if attendees have a slower connection or are joining via a 3G connection from on the road. You can adjust and set the presenter scale under “Settings” in the software either during or before you start a session.

3. Instant Screen Build-Up

Instant Screen Build-UpBy turning on the Instant Screen Build-Up feature you can allow participants to view your screen changes in real-time as the images get beamed over the Web. This feature is particularly useful when you are opening and closing multiple windows rapidly during a session on the presenter’s screen, as ordinarily new windows will wait to fully load before appearing on the screen. Consequently you will find this feature particularly helpful during remote support sessions when you are controlling a client’s screen and moving quickly between different windows/applications, as it will increase the speed of screen sharing. You’ll find this under “Settings” during a Mikogo session.

4. Scheduled Session Reminder

Being able to schedule Mikogo sessions in advance is very helpful, but sometimes just scheduling a meeting isn’t enough. That’s why we created the Session Reminder. Once you’ve scheduled an online meeting you can set up a reminder, which will send an email to your inbox prior to the start of the scheduled session. Simple, but effective. After all, even the best of us are forgetful at times. You’ll find this option in the software when you are creating a new scheduled session.

5. Multi-User Whiteboard

Multi-User WhiteboardWith the Whiteboard it is possible to highlight and illustrate in real-time with multiple participants simultaneously. This means your participants can use the whiteboard tools on your screen when you’re presenting. There is no need to switch presenter; users can simply open the Whiteboard and begin, thus making online collaboration faster and easier. Furthermore, if you ever want to come back to a slide you were discussing before you can simply save your Whiteboard drawings as a screenshot and review them later.

Discussion:
Well we hope you’ve learned something new over these past two posts; there are plenty more unique and useful Mikogo features out there, and surely plenty more to come. We will keep you posted on any new developments coming your way and in the meantime feel free to share your experience with Mikogo below!