Bug # 2974052 is definitely under scrutiny. Its title is, Connect Meeting starts getting un-responsive if a USB Touch Device is installed in the computer. It results in sluggishness as pods and features become less responsive the longer you stay in the room. After around 30 minutes, it may takes over 30 seconds to perform a task as simple as to toggle the mute option on a microphone. The temporary workaround is to disconnect the writing device if it is an accessory; if it is built into the laptop then you will need to disable the functionality prior to hosting a meeting: in XP: Go to your Control Panel and find where your tablet/pen settings. Make sure you open the preferences/options that come with Windows and are not from your tablet driver. (For Vista users click the 'Pen & Input Devices' icon). Under 'Pen Actions', select 'Press and hold' and then click 'Settings'. Disable this option by deselecting the check box at the top and click 'Ok'. On Windows 7: the Control Panel category is PEN AND TOUCH, then under Pen Options tab, select Press and hold, and click SETTINGS button below, and unclick the "Enable" box at the top of the next screen. Note that closing and re-opening the meeting room puts everything back to normal until the meeting starts slowing down with as the new session progresses. It initially looked like it was an issue with the Connect add-in, however testing with the variable appending to the meeting room URL: ?launcher=false (to run without connect add-in and simply use the browser) also manifests the same symptoms. The bug is tentatively set to be fixed in Connect version 9.