With the majority of premium video conferencing systems, you can share content live over the web and designated desktop programs. However, if you are joining by a web browser you may have your options restricted.
What Can be shared?
In most cases your desktop, or a particular program of your choice; this allows you to work live on documents while on your conference call. Working on documents during a meeting takes in office collaboration to a whole new level, allowing partners, peers and customers to work with you from the beginning to the end of a project.
Where the issues lie.
While content sharing has its advantages, problems begin to appear when inviting people from different locations into your virtual spaces. Some of your contacts preferred freemium interfaces may not have sharing features at all, leading to a rather, well, uncollaborative meeting.
Opting for premium video conferencing services will provide you with a platform that, more often than not, will offer a host of dial-in options for your contacts; and they won't have to download the software or subscribe to a service in order to join your meeting.
There are a few final stumbling blocks that need to be overcome, these are mainly down to the web browser a contact chooses to use. Often certain features, such as content sharing, can be omitted from certain browser versions.