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  1.    01 Sep 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    @Kari maybe you need to make it clear, using the SfB addon or Lync app also lets them join anonymous if they wish(you know, the shy ones
    I have tried to make that clear. This extract from the first post:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Notice that whichever of the above mentioned methods you use to join the chat you will not need any Ten Forums, Skype, Skype for Business, email or MS Account. Simply select a screen name for you and join as a guest. It would be nice if everyone would use their forums username
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  2.    02 Sep 2016 #12
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    OK, I'm having brainfarts. What would be those times be in US Pacific time zone?
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  3.    02 Sep 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    OK, I'm having brainfarts. What would be those times be in US Pacific time zone?
    @Odos270 you are not only one with those brainfarts

    A global site as we are with members from almost all countries and regions around the globe quite a many members must be wondering the same.

    UTC, previously known as GMT is the Coordinated Universal Time. From Wikipedia:

    Coordinated Universal Time (French: Temps universel coordonné), abbreviated as UTC, is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.

    Time zones around the world are given as difference to UTC, in your case your time zone seems to be EST (normal time) or EDT (daylight saving time). EST is UTC -8 hours, EDT UTC - 7.

    To make things easier to members we usually post links to check what given UTC times are in any member's local time. This screenshot from first post:

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    If you click the link in first post highlighted yellow in above screenshot, you will get this:

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    It shows you the start time of that specific part of TF Live Chat in UTC time (#1), and the member's local time (#2). In this case now it shows start for Part 2 in tomorrow's chat in my local CEST time (Central European Summer Time) using 24 hour clock because that's default for my time zone. If you click the same link #2 shows the start of Part 2 in your local time using 12 hour clock.

    Clicking the link highlighted green in first screenshot above you get a simple countdown to start of that specific part of the chat:

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    The schedule in first post has links to check start time of any of three parts in your time zone, as well as countdown links.

    Kari
    Last edited by Kari; 02 Sep 2016 at 09:15.
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  4.    02 Sep 2016 #14
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    Just a reminder geeks: 26 hours time to vote and tell about your backup software to participate in draw to win one of two Macrium Home licenses:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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    Winners for two Macrium Reflect Home licenses will be drawn in Part 2 half an hour after its start, at 20:30 (8:30) UTC.

    Read more: Tell your backup software, win Macrium Free Home license! - Windows 10 Forums
    Browse to Tell your backup software, win Macrium Reflect Home license! - Windows 10 Forums, answer the poll and post something to participate
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  5.    02 Sep 2016 #15
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    I have skype.....not for business version thou.....never set it up. So its just a regular version I guess. Never actually used it much. All I know is that it works....lol Maybe I'll show up....and scare some folks....
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  6.    02 Sep 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    I have skype.....not for business version thou.....never set it up. So its just a regular version I guess. Never actually used it much. All I know is that it works....lol Maybe I'll show up....and scare some folks....
    Mike, you don't need Skype, Skype does not work with these live chats. You will participate using your browser instead.

    Simply follow this thread, a link to each of the three sessions tomorrow will be posted in this thread half an hour before the start. Simply click the link to chat, a new browser tab or window will be opened. Follow the instructions shown on screen and you are in.
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  7.    02 Sep 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Mike, you don't need Skype, Skype does not work with these live chats. You will participate using your browser instead.

    Simply follow this thread, a link to each of the three sessions tomorrow will be posted in this thread half an hour before the start. Simply click the link to chat, a new browser tab or windows will be opened. Follow the instructions shown on screen and you are in.
    Darn it Kari I wanted to play with skype....oh well .....maybe I'll try adding the Lync App.
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  8.    02 Sep 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Darn it Kari I wanted to play with skype....oh well .....maybe I'll try adding the Lync App.
    A Microsoft and Windows fan boy as I am, there are some things they do I would like to change. One is the confusing terminology:

    Our live chats are so called Skype for Business Online Meetings, yet they have nothing to with Skype. In fact you really cannot even join our chats using Skype, and you don't need Skype for Business application or account to join.

    To join our chats completely anonymously you can use either a browser (any browser), or the Lync app you mentioned. This tutorial shows how to join Ten Forums Live Chat with free Lync app: Lync App - Join an Online Meeting as Guest - Windows 10 Forums

    To use a browser simply click the chat link and follow the instructions on page that opens. I have tested the below described process multiple times, it takes less than a minute to join.

    First you need to download and install required plugin (size only 10 MB, works with all browsers):

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    Run the installer:

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    It only takes a few seconds to install plugin:

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    Now click Join the meeting link:

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    Enter any name you want to use as your username for this chat session and click Join the meeting (would be nice if TF members used their TF usernames):

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    That's it. You have now joined TF Saturday Live Chat using your chosen username. The plugin being now installed, when it's time for next TF Live Chat you don't have to reinstall it.

    Kari
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  9.    02 Sep 2016 #19
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  10.    02 Sep 2016 #20
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    See the dedication @Cliff S shows in above post: for his & mine local time the Part 1 of tomorrow's chat starts at 6 PM. He has his alarm set 10 and a half hours earlier, just to be sure he doesn't oversleep
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