Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Consulting Microsoft began shipping the next version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for managing presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The most recent version of Office Communications Server 2007 features improvements that offer network administrators more flexibility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while representing an expandable platform for collaborative business processes.

To lower expenses, increase efficiency, and enhance teamwork, the new Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server allows phone audioconferencing to replace expensive third-part services with an in-house conferencing bridge that can be managed as part of an organization's current communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 also now features desktop sharing, which enables users to share their desktop transparently and initiate calls and team up with colleagues external to the company on PC, Mac, or Linux platforms via a web connection. The new version of Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically dispersed teams to work together by participating in topic-based dialogues that extend over time. This tool provides participants with a list of all available discussion sessions and themes, periodically backs up chats in an XML file format that meets auditing requirements, delivers tools to look through the complete history of chat on a given theme, and offers triggers and alarms to notify people of new updates.

Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console allows support personnel or team secretaries to control phone calls and conferences for associates, set up processes to route phone calls, and manage higher volumes of incoming calls through a software-based interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows companies to reduce expenses by establishing up a straight-through VoIP interface between an IP telephony service supplier and Office Communications Server without needing on-premises VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to more platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Help You to Integrate Microsoft Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in computer hardware and ease of management make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized organization and for remote offices. Office Communications Server is based on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate instant teamwork features and presence to ubiquitous Office programs such as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence information generated by the server can also be added to productivity applications. Microsoft Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM access from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.

Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Assistance

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide professional technical services for all these areas and can assist your company in planning and executing an installation of Office Communications Server 2007 in order to maximize the business 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 current edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Office Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP features available with Microsoft Communications Server 2007:

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