It is common for CAD vendors to hold Web-based conference calls. Microsoft Office Live Meeting has a unnecessarily long name, and it works poorly compared to GoToMeeting or WebEx.
Here is the actual transcript of a recent Webinar held using Microsoft Office Live Meeting:
Question: Hey all - is anyone talking yet?
Answer: You need to dial in. Use the information below to connect: Toll-free: +1 (888)...
Question: I cannot hear any sound. My muting is off.
Answer: have you dialied in?
Question: I don't want to tie my phone line for three hours.
Answer: If you can't dial in, you can connect your computer audio via the Voice and Video in the tool bar, select Options->Connect computer audio
Question: That option is grayed out
Answer: You'll have to dial in then, sorry about that
Question: Are we suppose to hear from the video or only call the toll free?
Answer: PLease dial in or connect to the computer audio
Question: Is audio going?
Answer: Connect your computer audio - Vioice and Video->Options->Connect Computer audio
Question: Are you broadcasting Audio online?
Answer: We should be yes, if the option is greyed out please dial in instead...
Question: I think you guys should enable the audio from computers the next time. This is quite mad.
Answer: please try the internet audio again, I have reset it
After 35 minutes, the audio began working over Microsoft Office Live Meeting.