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another unforseen stop...

As indicated by the subject line, after the last post I went ahead and tested a spur of the moment addition from this morning. The conference room UI lacked a simple switch for enabling or disabling the use of shared files on the table for the Room. I decided this should be added to provide administrators the novel ability of selectively providing access to table files in a conference room by sending out requests at different times. For example, a User can now set their room to enable table files, invite 5 people and then disable table files. So long as the 5 other participants join the conference before the file table is disabled they will receive sessions with the permission enabled. All subsequently entering participants will thus be unable to view, download or upload files to the table...this will allow designated groups of individuals the ability to share files while still conversing and collaborating with other participants who for whatever reason should not have access to the files on the table. I anticipate use of the room in this way will allow a close tie in of collaboration processes performed in the real world to those in the digital world through the collaboration API. The use of multiple independent attributes allows an exponential number of possible collaboration states between Users/Guests and the Files shared while communicating in real time. Tomorrow the bulk of the session tear up/down code goes into place!


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