Microsoft Office Communications Server Integration Microsoft unveiled the newest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server features improvements that give IT organizations more versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an expandable architecture for collaborative business processes.

To lower costs, increase efficiency, and support collaboration, the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in audioconferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that can be maintained as part of a company's existing communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables users to share their PC transparently and launch audio communications and team up with colleagues outside the organization on PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers via a Web-based connection. The latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically scattered groups to collaborate by participating in topic-based discussions that extend over time. This tool provides users with a list of all active discussion rooms and themes, automatically backs up chats in a format that addresses compliance requirements, delivers tools to search the entire record of chat on a specific topic, and offers triggers and alerts to notify people about recent updates.

Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also includes improved support for voice and mobility. The innovative attendant window allows receptionists or team administrators to manage calls and conferences on behalf of other users, set up processes to route calls, and manage higher numbers of incoming communications via a software-based interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability enables businesses to cut expenses by establishing up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an IP telephony service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server without needing on-premises VoIP gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new device platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and ease of management make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is powered by Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows technologies like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can add instant teamwork features and presence awareness to ubiquitous MS Office applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Word. Presence awareness from the server can also be incorporated into productivity applications. Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence mechanism for collaborative web sites and web portals, delivering presence and IM support from within SharePoint sites.

Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Integration

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals offer professional consulting support for all these areas and can assist your company in planning and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server in order to optimize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can in addition help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consulting experts can help your company to install Microsoft Communications Server and configure a range of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP capabilities available with Microsoft Communications Server:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout plan, assess and improve existing network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT management team, and deploy automated 24x7 monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that minimizes network downtime, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for high availability, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and full messaging administration services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer help for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important aspects of your company's IT environment such as teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to assess the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, provide configuration and integration expertise, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized business programs to work with SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection strategy that includes web portal technology, and provide online and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database system is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to ensure your business information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to offer quick resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can help you to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands extensive field experience to integrate optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory experts are skilled in designing, integrating, and maintaining sophisticated Enterprise AD projects. Progentís fields of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, repair of corrupted AD objects, cleaning up residual beta software configuration objects in production AD environments, and fixing unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and Active Directory-integrated applications.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single PCs and handheld devices or work with you to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement an office move or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions Support
Progentís professionals provide expertise in a variety of technologies relevant to mobile networking including network infrastructure, Activesync, wireless security, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and mobile software programming. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your company time and money by applying their wireless expertise to show you how to select and integrate wireless networking technologies that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also tune your network infrastructure so that wireless data devices perform better.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals provide phone support and online direct network connection to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as needed.

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