Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Consulting Services Microsoft began shipping the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and Voice over IP. The next edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that give network administrators more flexibility for maintaining their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an extensible platform for communications-enabled work activity.

To reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and support teamwork, the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server permits dial-in conferencing to eliminate costly outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that can be controlled along with a company's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and collaborate with others outside the company on PC, Mac, or Linux-powered platforms via a Web-based connection. The latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed teams to collaborate by taking part in topic-based discussions that persist indefinitely. This application supplies users with a list of all active chat rooms and themes, periodically archives discussions in a format that addresses auditing requirements, provides tools to search the entire record of discussion on a given topic, and provides triggers and alarms to notify people of new updates.

the new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also incorporates enhanced support for voice and mobility. The new attendant console allows support personnel or group administrators to manage calls and conferences on behalf of other users, set up processes to direct calls, and manage higher numbers of incoming communications via a software-based console. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature enables companies to cut costs by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an Internet phone service provider and Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes more platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and simplicity of management make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized businesses and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is based on Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows Server platforms such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time teamwork features and presence to ubiquitous MS Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness generated by your server can also be added to productivity applications. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for team web sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM access from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.

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Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals can provide professional technical services for all these areas and can help you in designing and implementing an installation of Office Communications Server 2007 so as to optimize the productivity impact of this communications platform. Progent can also assist your company to migrate from Live Communications Server to the Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server.

Progent's consultants can help your company to deploy Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP features available with Office Communications Server:

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