Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Consulting Microsoft debuted the most recent edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The most recent version of Microsoft Communications Server includes enhancements that offer IT managers more flexibility for managing their communications system effectively while providing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled business processes.

To lower costs, increase efficiency, and support collaboration, the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises conferencing software bridge that is maintained along with a company's existing communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch audio communications and team up with colleagues external to the organization on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux platforms via a Web-based interface. The latest release of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically scattered groups to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that extend over time. This tool provides participants with an index of all available chat rooms and themes, periodically archives chats in a format that addresses auditing requirements, provides utilities to look through the entire history of chat on a given topic, and offers filters and alarms to notify someone of recent updates.

Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant console permits receptionists or team secretaries to manage calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to direct calls, and manage higher volumes of incoming calls through a software-based interface. A new SIP trunking feature allows businesses to reduce costs by setting up a direct Voice over IP connection between an IP phone service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server without requiring in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new device platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server manages all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and ease of management make this version is optimal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server relies on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows platforms like as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time teamwork capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness generated by your server can also be incorporated into line-of-business applications. Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.

Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Assistance

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals can provide professional consulting support for all these areas and can assist you in designing and implementing a deployment of Microsoft Office Communications Server in order to optimize the business value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also assist you to migrate from Live Communications Server 2005 to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Communications Server 2007:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, throughput, and operability running your workloads. Progent can help with creating a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, develop backup and restoration processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtual machines, design high-availability strategies such as server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal network management staff, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to track your information system's protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert support team can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services provide an enterprise-class data center with backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for service continuity, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Helpdesk services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and managing successful SharePoint Server installations that will significantly improve important areas of your IT system including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and integration expertise, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized application software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that incorporates web portal technology, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Call Center support.

SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your application software. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide rapid remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified network protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help your company to create or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory requires extensive hands-on experience to configure optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory engineers are skilled in designing, deploying, and maintaining sophisticated Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís areas of expertise with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, dealing with residual legacy software configuration objects in online AD environments, and repair of failed installations of Active Directory and Active Directory-integrated programs.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your business to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for individual PCs and handheld devices or help your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist you to plan for and implement a company relocation or merger designed to produce minimal disruption of your business.

Wireless Solutions Planning and Support
Progentís professionals offer experience in a variety of disciplines related to mobile connectivity including network topology, Activesync, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's certified professionals can save your company work and money by using their wireless experience to help you choose and configure wireless access solutions that make sense for your business. Progent can also optimize your IT infrastructure so that wireless appliances perform better.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service professionals provide phone support and online secure computer access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as needed.

To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Office Communications Server 2007, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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