Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Expertise Microsoft introduced the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, instant messaging, web conferencing, and Voice over IP. The latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features improvements that offer network administrators additional flexibility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business processes.

To reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and enhance teamwork, the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows phone conferencing to eliminate costly outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that is controlled as part of the overall communications infrastructure. Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which enables users to share their PC transparently and initiate calls and team up with colleagues outside the organization on PC, Mac, or Linux-powered computers via a Web-based interface. The latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically dispersed groups to work together by taking part in topic-based discussions that extend indefinitely. This tool provides users with an index of all active discussion rooms and themes, periodically backs up chats in an XML file format that meets auditing regulations, delivers tools to look through the entire history of chat on a specific topic, and offers filters and alarms to inform people of recent updates.

the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice and mobility. The new attendant console allows support personnel or group secretaries to manage calls and conferences for other users, establish processes to route calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming communications via an intuitive software interface. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature enables businesses to cut expenses by setting up a direct VoIP interface between an IP phone service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without needing on-premises gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to more device platforms such as the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 hosts all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in hardware and ease of administration make this configuration is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can add instant teamwork features and presence awareness to ubiquitous Microsoft Office applications like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be integrated into line-of-business software. Office Communications Server also acts as the presence engine for collaborative sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint Services sites.

Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Consulting Services

Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide expert technical services for all these technologies and can assist you in planning and executing an installation of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also assist you to upgrade from Live Communications Server 2005 to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Microsoft Communications Server and integrate a range of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence, IM, and Voice over IP features enabled by Office Communications Server 2007:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small companies to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, performance, and operability handling realistic applications. Progent can assist with developing a rollout strategy, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and guidelines, assist in integrating physical and virtual servers, design fault-tolerant solutions such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal network management staff, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and performance.

Exchange Server Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that minimizes network downtime, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for service continuity, smooth scalability, and fast recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication products, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, daily backup, and full messaging administration services.

SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key aspects of your organization's information network such as collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and installation support, assist your business to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized business programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal technology, and deliver remote and on-premises repair and Call Center services.

SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is incorporated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous network monitoring to ensure your business information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide fast resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified computer protection engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or personalize business programs or web sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server.

Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands extensive hands-on experience to integrate optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory engineers are skilled in planning, deploying, and supporting sophisticated 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, dealing with legacy beta version configuration objects in online Active Directory environments, and fixing unsuccessful installations of AD and AD-integrated programs.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or help your business to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of the newest release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and complete a site relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions Expertise
Progentís consultants offer experience in multiple disciplines relevant to mobile connectivity including network architecture, Activesync, wireless protection, wireless e-mail, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software development. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified consultants can save your business work and expense by using their wireless background to help you choose and integrate mobile networking technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your IT infrastructure so that wireless handhelds perform more reliably.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service professionals provide phone help and online secure computer connection to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as needed.

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