Microsoft Communications Server Consultants Microsoft debuted the most recent edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence awareness, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and software-based VoIP. The most recent edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that give IT organizations more flexibility for managing their communications system effectively while representing an extensible platform for collaborative business activity.

To lower costs, increase productivity, and support teamwork, the latest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 allows phone conferencing to replace costly outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that is controlled along with the existing communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and cooperate with others outside the company on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered platforms through a Web-based connection. The new release of Office Communications Server also allows geographically dispersed teams to work together by participating in topic-based dialogues that persist over time. This application supplies participants with a list of all active chat rooms and themes, periodically backs up chats in a file format that meets compliance regulations, provides utilities to look through the entire history of discussion on a specific theme, and provides triggers and alarms to inform people about recent posts.

Release 2 of Office Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobile workers. The new attendant console permits support personnel or team administrators to control phone calls and conferences for other users, set up processes to direct phone calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming communications through an intuitive software interface. The SIP trunking feature allows businesses to reduce costs by establishing up a direct Voice over IP interface between an Internet telephony service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server without needing on-premises gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes new device platforms such as the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Integrate Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in computer hardware and ease of management make this configuration is optimal for small and medium-sized businesses and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 relies on Windows Server and taps into core Windows Server platforms like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate instant collaboration capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Office programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness generated by the server can also be added to productivity applications. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence engine for team sites and web portals, providing presence and IM support from within SharePoint Services sites.

Office Communications Server Expertise

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals can provide expert consulting support for all these technologies and can assist you in designing and executing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server in order to optimize the productivity impact of this communications solution. Progent can also assist your company to migrate from Live Communications Server 2005 to the Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server and integrate a range of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence, Instant Messaging, and VoIP capabilities available with Microsoft Communications Server:

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your business installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server database solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to offer quick solutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to develop or customize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

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Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you company to install, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online help for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or help you to plan and implement a large-scale migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

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Progentís consultants provide expertise in multiple technologies relevant to mobile connectivity such as network topology, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless application development. Progent's Microsoft certified experts can save your business work and money by using their wireless expertise to show you how to choose and configure mobile networking solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also optimize your network architecture so that wireless PDAs work more reliably.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support engineers provide phone help and remote secure computer connection to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified specialists as required.

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