First use - OK - but somewhat slow RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    My first use of SharedView Beta.

    Real short session.

    Seemed fine at first glance.

    Was a bit slow I thought.

    Was sharing control, using MS Paint application.

    Mouse pointer was "jumpy" and took a few seconds for the changes to be visible on the other computer. 




    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 1:55 PM

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  • Hello M314,


    Thank you for using SharedView.  The SharedView team will be continuing to work to improve the user exerpeince in future releases.  Have a good day.




    Tony Lee

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 6:31 PM
  • Hello M314,

    Also, if you could give us more information about your scenario that would be helpful.  What type of network connection were you using?  Where in proximity to you was the other computer?  Have a nice day.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 7:30 PM

    --more information about your scenario --


    The two computers are on the same LAN.

    Probably 100Mbps.

    (anyway - fast LAN)


    The Interntet connection to both was the same.

    Very fast / lots of capacity / at work.

    (Many other Internet users also, but still should not have been a big issue I think.)


    The 2 computers were physically about 3 feet from each other.  :-)


    Actually that is a bit wrong.

    Because one of them was an actual computer running WinXP.

    The other was a Microsoft Virtual Computer running on a physical server about 100 feet away.

    Then I used RDP from the 3-feet-away computer to get to that Virtual PC.

    Anyway, they are all in the same building.


    By the way, I did a different test later on.

    The same 2 computers as described above.

    Plus, a 3rd user/computer "at home".

    That was a year-2000 hardware.


    Home Internet is cable modem.

    Fairly good speed usually.

    That "3-way" session also worked OK.

    Still seemed like it was somewhat tricky to get the mouse pointer to stop where I wanted it to.


    All of this is still quite limited testing.

    Just a few minutes in each case.





    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 7:59 PM
  • Hi M314,

    http://www.connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5092&SiteID=94 lists the system requirements for SharedView.  Running SharedView over RDP and also using Virtual PC is not a supported configuration.  Are you able to try using 2 supported operating systems?  Perhaps you could invite someone to your session.  Have a nice day.

    Friday, May 18, 2007 8:17 PM
  • Hi there


    Have just used SharedView Beta for the first time and I'm not very impressed due to the following reasons:


    1. Slow in the screen updating. The test setup was: 1 Vista X64 running on Extreme fast HP workstation and having 20 mbit access to the internet. Client 2 was WinXP SP2 running on average PC with 512/512 kb ADSL connection to the internet.


    2. Regaining control just by clicking the mouse is annoying. It might be OK to first time novices but to experienced users it should be possible to delegate control (and to more than one person at a time) and retracting control should then be an active intervention made by deselecting from the CONTROL menu.


    I'm used to GoToMyPC which is VERY fast and has a lot of features. Comparing to GoToMyPC SharedView will be the complete looser... sorry to say. And yes I know SharedView are free (for the time beeing) and GoToMyPC is expensive to some extend, but I think that that might not be the reason for not making SharedView state of the art.


    Feature enhancements and wish list:


    Easy way to let more than one person at a time share a desktop or program and to select which view I want to see at the moment. Scenario: Four persons join a SharedView session. UserA shares his Browser, UserB shares Word AND Excel, UserC shares some kind of ERP program and UserD shares Visio.


    Each user can see all five shared programs (note the option to share more than one program at a time without sharing the entire desktop....) as miniatures (tiles) in a tile list and clicking on a tile expands automatically to normal size. Each shared program can also run in normal size in a normal window making it possible to see more than one program at the same time if you have enough screen real estate.


    Best regards and happy coding

    Henrik Sørensen

    OPTION Denmark

    Tuesday, May 22, 2007 11:03 PM