Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Integration Microsoft announced the latest edition of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and Voice over IP. The R2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that offer IT managers additional flexibility for maintaining their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled work processes.

To reduce expenses, increase productivity, and promote teamwork, the new version of Microsoft Communications Server allows dial-in conferencing to replace expensive outside services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that is maintained as part of an organization's existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which enables users to share their desktop seamlessly and initiate calls and team up with others outside the company on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered platforms through a web connection. The latest version of Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically dispersed teams to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that extend over time. This application provides participants with an index of all active discussion rooms and themes, automatically backs up chats in an XML format that meets compliance regulations, provides tools to look through the complete history of chat on a given theme, and provides triggers and alarms to notify people of new updates.

the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also includes improved support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant console allows support personnel or team secretaries to manage calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to route calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming calls through an intuitive software console. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows companies to cut costs by establishing up a straight-through Voice over IP interface between an IP telephony service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new platforms including the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and simplicity of administration make this version is optimal for small and medium-sized companies and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server relies on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows platforms such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can add instant collaboration features and presence awareness to popular MS Office applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Word. Presence information from your server can also be added to line-of-business 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 SharePoint Services sites.

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Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide expert consulting services for all these areas and can help you in planning and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Communications Server so as to maximize the productivity impact of this communications solution. Progent can in addition assist you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence, Instant Messaging, and VoIP capabilities available with Microsoft Communications Server 2007:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can assist small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, speed, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with creating a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in setting up physical and virtualized servers, design high-availability strategies including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house IT administration staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and consulting offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high availability, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld computing products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam protection, security update and revision control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.

SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide expertise for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance important aspects of your information system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to management information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to assess the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation support, help you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application software to work with Office SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide security strategy that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Help Desk support.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your organization configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database system is incorporated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide rapid resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or customize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires extensive hands-on experience to configure optimally across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory consultants are skilled in planning, integrating, and supporting complex Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís fields of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted AD objects, cleaning up legacy beta software configuration objects in online Active Directory systems, and repair of failed configurations of AD and Active Directory-integrated programs.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable services to assist you company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or work with your business to plan and implement a company-wide migration to the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and implement a site relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions Consulting
Progentís consultants provide expertise in a variety of technologies related to mobile connectivity including network architecture, Activesync, wireless protection, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's Microsoft certified experts can save your business time and expense by applying their wireless expertise to show you how to select and integrate mobile access solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also tune your network architecture so that wireless handhelds work better.

Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals provide phone support and remote secure computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate specialists as needed.

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