Having just got over a problem with the Meeting server detailed in Sametime 9.0.1 Meeting server update fails due to DEPSTATUS of partial I wanted to look at the whiteboard feature that is in 9.0.1.
On a recent TechTalk whiteboard was mentioned but it was made clear that it is not supported and is not enabled by default.
The way to enable it is pretty easy.
Enterprise Applications -> Sametime Meeting Server -> Manage Modules
Map Core Whiteboard Services to STMeetingServer
Enterprise Applications -> Sametime Meeting Server -> Virtual Hosts
Map Core Whiteboard Services to the relevant VH
SSC -> Sametime System Console -> Sametime Servers -> Sametime Meeting Servers
Change whiteboard.enabled to be true and I also updated whiteboard.fileio.codebase to a different path.
Sync the node and restart the Meeting server.
When you log in next you’ll see the following.
It’s rather nice. If you draw a shape it will try to auto correct it smoothing out any of the shaky cursor lines to create a circle or square etc
It will be interesting to see why it’s not currently supported or what the implications are of enabling it. It may be that it was added late in the development process and hasn’t been tested thoroughly enough. Nevertheless it will be a useful tool.
I haven’t played much with it but now you can do it for yourselves!