Microsoft Office Communications Server Help Microsoft announced the Release 2 version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The next edition of Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that give network administrators more flexibility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while representing an extensible platform for communications-enabled work processes.

To lower costs, increase efficiency, and promote collaboration, the new Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 allows dial-in audioconferencing to replace expensive outside services with an on-premises conferencing bridge that can be administered as part of an organization's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch audio communications and cooperate with colleagues outside the organization on PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered computers via a web interface. The new release of Office Communications Server also allows geographically dispersed groups to collaborate by taking part in topic-based discussions that persist indefinitely. This application supplies participants with an index of all active discussion rooms and topics, automatically archives chats in an XML file format that addresses compliance regulations, provides utilities to look through the entire record of chat on a given theme, and offers triggers and alarms to notify someone about new posts.

the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice communications and mobile workers. The new attendant window permits receptionists or team administrators to control calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish workflows to route calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming communications via a software-based console. A new SIP trunking capability enables companies to cut expenses by setting up a direct Voice over IP interface between an Internet telephony service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server without requiring in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to more platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server hosts all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and ease of administration make this configuration is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for branch offices. Office Communications Server relies on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows platforms such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate instant collaboration features and presence awareness to ubiquitous MS Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness generated by your server can also be added to productivity applications. Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for team web sites and web portals, delivering presence awareness and IM access from within SharePoint Services sites.

Office Communications Server Assistance

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer expert technical services for all these areas and can help your company in planning and executing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server so as to optimize the productivity value of this communications platform. Progent can in addition assist you to upgrade from Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server.

Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to install Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence, IM, and VoIP capabilities available with Microsoft Communications Server 2007:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, speed, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with creating a deployment plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, document backup and restoration processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in setting up actual and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT management staff, and deploy automated server and network monitoring processes to track your information system's protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high availability, smooth scalability, and fast recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile computing products, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Contact Center services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email administration support.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide help for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve important aspects of your organization's IT environment such as teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, access to management intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver setup and integration support, help your business to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized business software to work with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk services.

SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure you installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server data management solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to ensure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to offer fast remediation for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist your company to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by SQL Server.

Active Directory Support Services
Windows Active Directory requires extensive hands-on experience to integrate optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory engineers are experienced in designing, deploying, and maintaining sophisticated Enterprise Active Directory projects. Progentís areas of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication problems, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, dealing with residual beta version configuration objects in online Active Directory systems, and repair of unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and Active Directory-associated applications.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to help you business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for single PCs and moble devices or work with you to design and implement a company-wide migration to the newest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help your company to plan for and implement a site move or consolidation organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions Integration
Progentís consultants offer experience in multiple disciplines related to mobile connectivity such as network topology, wireless data synchronization, wireless security, mobile email, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless software development. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your company work and expense by using their wireless background to show you how to choose and configure mobile connectivity solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also tune your IT infrastructure so that mobile data devices work more reliably.

Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service professionals provide phone support and remote direct computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as required.

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