Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Integration Microsoft debuted the newest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, video conferencing, and IP-based calling. The Release 2 version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 features improvements that give IT managers more versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an extensible platform for collaborative business processes.

To lower costs, improve efficiency, and promote teamwork, the latest release of Microsoft Communications Server permits phone conferencing to replace expensive outside services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that can be administered as part of a company's existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which allows users to share their desktop seamlessly and initiate audio communications and cooperate with others external to the company on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered computers through a Web-based interface. The new release of Office Communications Server also allows geographically scattered groups to collaborate by taking part in theme-based dialogues that persist over time. This tool provides participants with a list of all available chat rooms and themes, automatically archives discussions in an XML format that addresses auditing regulations, provides tools to look through the complete history of discussion on a given theme, and provides triggers and alerts to notify people of recent posts.

Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant window allows receptionists or team administrators to manage phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish processes to direct phone calls, and manage higher numbers of incoming calls through a software-based interface. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature enables businesses to cut costs by establishing up a straight-through VoIP connection between an IP telephony service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server without needing in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to more device platforms such as the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in computer hardware and ease of management make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Office Communications Server is based on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can add real-time teamwork capabilities and presence awareness to ubiquitous MS Office applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from your server can also be incorporated into productivity applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server also acts as the presence engine for team sites and web portals, delivering presence and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint Services sites.

Office Communications Server Consulting Services

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide professional consulting support for all these areas and can assist your company in designing and implementing a rollout of Office Communications Server so as to optimize the business value of this communications solution. Progent can also help you to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current version of Microsoft Office Communications Server.

Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to install Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and integrate a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Communications Server:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small companies to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, speed, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can assist with creating a rollout plan, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration team, and set up automated server and network monitoring operations to track system protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design services include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for high availability, easy expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and revision management, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for designing, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve key areas of your information environment such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, access to business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, provide configuration and integration expertise, assist your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized application software to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person repair and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server RDBM system is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network tracking to ensure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer rapid resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer protection experts can assess your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or customize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server.

Active Directory Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands extensive hands-on experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory experts are skilled in planning, deploying, and maintaining sophisticated Microsoft Enterprise AD projects. Progentís areas of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted AD objects, dealing with legacy beta software configuration objects in production Active Directory environments, and fixing failed installations of Active Directory and AD-integrated programs.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to help you company to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual PCs and handheld devices or work with you to plan and implement a large-scale migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete an office relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your business.

Wireless Solutions Consulting
Progentís consultants offer expertise in a variety of technologies relevant to mobile networking such as network topology, Activesync, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application development. Progent's Microsoft certified experts can save your company work and money by using their wireless expertise to help you choose and configure mobile networking solutions that make sense for your business. Progent can also tune your network architecture so that mobile data devices work better.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service experts offer telephone help and online direct network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate specialists as required.

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