Mutual Screen Sharing
Id love the ability to, in a meeting share up to 2 screens, from seperate attendees.
Use case: I arrange a meeting with a colleague in a different location, attempting to debug 2 integrated applications. I am the master of one, my colleague is the master of the second. Id like to share what I am doing with him, while being bale to see what he is doing on my secondary monitor.
This will allow us to easily and quick understand context around the issue and aid with resolution.
I am a Mircrosoft Office trainer, and seeing what each of my trainees does when I show them a manipulation or when I give them instructions is absolutely essential to me.
I have pointed out this need several times, but nothing has changed.
Today I use iTeach.world's WebRoom solution which does it perfectly, and I advise my trainees as well as all my fellow trainers to do like me and drop Teams because, although you claim to offer a tool for teachers, it only concerns lecturers, not the thousands of trainers who have this need and it is not because few of us express it that few of us have it.
As long as it is not possible for all participants to share their screen simultaneously, Teams will remain a conference tool, not a training one.
Test WebRoom, then you will see that it is entirely technically possible, and if it is technically possible, to continue not to offer it to us would be to despise us.
Moreover, there are a lot of stuffs to appreciate about WebRoom, as much in its functionalities as in its ergonomics (thumbnail showing what we share, possibility of creating sub-work groups, etc.) and Microsoft would be well advised. to be humble and to take example on this platform developed by a trainer who was tired of not being listened to.
The only reasons why I do not make the definitive choice of webroom to give my courses is that on the one hand I already pay a fortune to Microsoft to train users in their products (which is already abnormal in my eyes since I participate to the enthusiasm of users for their products), and that, unfortunately, bog companies do not trust small ones. But if Microsoft continues to turn a deaf ear, this small business will eventually become big.
So thanks for the respect I hope you'll give to us.
It would be essential to pop-out both shared screen views to be able to move and size them appropriatedly on your own screens: I.e. screen 1 shows my screen that I am sharing, Screen 2 shows the screen that has been shared with me by colleague Y. Other participants use their screen 1 to look at my screen and their screen 2 to look at Y's screen (and optionally screen 3 to continue to do stuff while pretending to be involved)
Kari Eisenhut commented
Yes yes yes! This would make training virtually so much easier!
Jonas S commented
I work in engineering at a big tech company. We work a lot mutually on content, we share technical ideas and put them together in meetings. We rarely need faces put together, we need facts and figures put together. So this is a much requested feature by me and my colleagues!
Cesar Vega commented
Yes, please, me too.
This feels to be almost essential now we are distance working. Without this too many conversations end up one-sided, to engage, develop, learn, and be effective, communication needs to be more integrated.
Andy B commented
I am happy that someone else had this idea! I train a lot of people on how to use tools, and it would be great to show them my screen, and also see their screen so that I can make sure 1) they are in the right place and 2) they can EXECUTE the training, not just watch. I 100% support the addition of mutual screen sharing!
I would found it very useful for collaboration, it would be like being in the same room working together
It's not only useful for programming, it would be a bless for many co-working situations.
Multiple screensharing streams should be possible, in the same way as there can be multiple video(webcam) streams; and every participant should be able to open multiple windows with the desired (screen or video) content. So, you could make best use of multiple displays.
Stephen Leach commented
We are currently using Skype and teams to achieve this - would be so much better if we could do this in Teams
+1 - this would make pair programming much easier in our environment
I would love to have that!