Microsoft, BT team on Web meeting software

C|Net | at | by Mike

Microsoft is set to announce a deal Monday with British communications giant BT Group to boost the software giant's Live Meeting Web conferencing service.

BT will resell Live Meeting subscriptions integrated with the company's own conference calling services, according to a statement from the companies. BT also has signed on to use Live Meeting internally for its 150,000 Internet connected employees.

Microsoft introduced Live Meeting last year as the outgrowth of its acquisition of Web conferencing specialist PlaceWare. The service allows businesses to present slideshow presentations and conduct more complex collaboration tasks over the Internet.