Office Communications Server Help Microsoft unveiled the R2 edition of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and IP-based calling. The R2 version of Office Communications Server features enhancements that offer network administrators additional control for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible platform for communications-enabled business activity.

To lower costs, increase efficiency, and promote collaboration, the latest release of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in conferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing bridge that can be managed along with an organization's existing communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 also now features desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their desktop seamlessly and launch calls and team up with colleagues external to the organization on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux platforms via a web interface. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed teams to collaborate by participating in theme-based discussions that extend over time. This application provides participants with a list of all available discussion sessions and topics, periodically backs up discussions in a format that meets auditing regulations, delivers utilities to look through the complete record of chat on a given theme, and offers triggers and alerts to inform people of recent posts.

the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also includes improved support for voice and mobility. The innovative attendant console allows support personnel or team secretaries to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up processes to direct phone calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming communications via a software-based console. A new SIP trunking feature allows businesses to cut expenses by establishing up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet phone service provider and Office Communications Server 2007 without needing on-premises gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new platforms such as the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Help You to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server manages all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is ideal for small and medium-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 relies on Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows platforms like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time teamwork features and presence awareness to popular Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness from the server can also be added to line-of-business software. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team web sites and portals, providing presence and IM access from within SharePoint sites.

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Support Services

Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer expert consulting services for all these technologies and can assist you in designing and executing an installation of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 in order to maximize the business impact of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition help your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current edition of Microsoft Communications Server.

Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to install Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP features available with Microsoft Communications Server:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can help small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility running your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, assist in setting up physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability solutions including failover server clustering, educate your internal IT management team, and set up proactive server monitoring operations to ensure system security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, repair, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile communication devices, automated tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk support, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important areas of your company's IT system such as teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation expertise, help you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security strategy that includes web portal technology, and provide remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.

SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your company configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers continuous server monitoring to ensure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick solutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can assist your company to create or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

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Windows Active Directory requires significant field experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory experts are skilled in designing, deploying, and maintaining sophisticated Enterprise AD projects. Progentís areas of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, dealing with legacy beta software configuration objects in online Active Directory systems, and repair of unsuccessful installations of Active Directory and AD-associated applications.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to help you company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and implement an office relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Wireless and Mobility Technologies Planning and Support
Progentís professionals offer expertise in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile connectivity such as network infrastructure, Activesync, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your company work and money by using their wireless experience to help you select and configure mobile connectivity solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also tune your IT architecture so that mobile handhelds work more reliably.

Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers provide telephone support and remote secure computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent specialists as required.

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