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What is a Virtual Meeting Point (VMP)?
A Virtual Meeting Point (VMP) allows multiple participants to connect to each other via video conference, without the need to have the video conference pre-scheduled. There are many ways to connect to a Virtual Meeting Point; including the use of Skype for Business (Lync) on a computer or mobile device, a dedicated video conference unit located in an office or teaching space, or an integrated video conference system in a lecture theatre.
VMPs are great for the following situations:
- You do not know the exact start or end time of a video conference (adhoc meetings).
- You do not know if participants will be joining via video or telephone.
- You're not exactly sure who will be joining.
- Participants need to join and/or leave the meeting at different times.
If you are organising a meeting via VMP, you need to do the following:
- Book the rooms - whether they are centrally bookable or booked via Exchange.
- Book the VMP - this way you can easily see when your VMP is going to be used. If you are the owner of a VMP resource in Exchange, you are able to manage this online.
- Provide participants with information on how to join the VMP.
- Ensure that all participants dial into the VMP. A videoconference organised via VMP will not start automatically.