Microsoft Office Communications Server Assistance Microsoft introduced the R2 version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The most recent edition of Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that offer network administrators additional flexibility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while providing an extensible architecture for collaborative business processes.

To lower costs, improve productivity, and enhance teamwork, the new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 permits phone audioconferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises audioconferencing software bridge that is controlled along with a company's existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which allows users to share their desktop seamlessly and launch audio communications and team up with others outside the organization on PC, Mac, or Linux computers through a web connection. The new version of Microsoft Communications Server also enables geographically scattered teams to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that persist indefinitely. This tool supplies participants with a list of all available chat sessions and topics, periodically archives discussions in a file format that meets auditing requirements, provides utilities to look through the entire record of chat on a given theme, and offers triggers and alarms to notify people of recent posts.

the new edition of Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates enhanced support for voice and mobility. The innovative attendant window allows receptionists or group secretaries to manage phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish processes to direct phone calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming calls via a user-friendly console. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows businesses to reduce costs by setting up a direct Voice over IP connection between an IP telephony service provider and Microsoft Communications Server 2007 without requiring in-house gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to new device platforms including the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The small expense in computer hardware and ease of management make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized companies and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is powered by Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows platforms such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can incorporate instant collaboration capabilities and presence awareness to popular Office applications like as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from the server can also be integrated into line-of-business applications. Microsoft Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, delivering presence awareness and IM support from within SharePoint Services sites.

Microsoft Communications Server Support Services

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals can provide expert consulting services for all these technologies and can assist you in planning and implementing an installation of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the productivity impact of this communications solution. Progent can also help you to migrate from Live Communications Server 2005 to the Release 2 version of Office Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consultants can assist you to deploy Microsoft Communications Server and integrate a wide of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, responsiveness, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, document backup and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in setting up actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT administration team, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids network disruption, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high uptime, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Services feature integration with your business network, access to handheld communication products, continual tracking of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision control, Contact Center services, daily data backup, and full email administration services.

SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide help for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key areas of your company's information network such as collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to assess the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver setup and integration support, help your business to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom business programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security strategy that incorporates portal technology, and provide online and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can help you configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server DBM solution is incorporated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide automated server tracking to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide fast resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network security consultants can assess your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can assist your company to develop or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands extensive practical experience to integrate optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory experts are skilled in planning, integrating, and maintaining sophisticated Microsoft Enterprise AD installations. Progentís areas of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up residual legacy software configuration objects in production Active Directory environments, and fixing failed configurations of AD and AD-integrated programs.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you business to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote technical support for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or help your business to design and implement a network-wide migration to the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete an office relocation or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.

Wireless Technologies Integration
Progentís consultants provide experience in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile networking including system architecture, Activesync, wireless protection, mobile email, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile software programming. Progent's certified consultants can save your company work and money by using their wireless experience to show you how to choose and integrate mobile networking technologies that make sense for your business. Progent can also tune your network infrastructure so that wireless PDAs work better.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service engineers provide phone help and online direct network access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate experts as required.

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