Microsoft Office Communications Server Consulting Microsoft debuted the newest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence, instant messaging, video conferencing, and IP-based calling. The Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that give IT organizations additional control for managing their communications system efficiently while representing an expandable architecture for communications-enabled work processes.

To reduce expenses, increase productivity, and enhance teamwork, the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that can be maintained as part of an organization's current communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their PC transparently and initiate audio communications and cooperate with others outside the company on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux computers through a Web-based connection. The new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically scattered groups to work together by participating in theme-based discussions that persist indefinitely. This application supplies participants with a list of all active discussion rooms and topics, automatically backs up chats in an XML format that meets auditing regulations, provides utilities to search the complete history of discussion on a given theme, and offers filters and alarms to notify people of new posts.

Release 2 of Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant window allows receptionists or group administrators to manage calls and conferences for other users, establish processes to route calls, and handle higher numbers of incoming communications through a user-friendly console. A new SIP trunking capability enables companies to reduce expenses by establishing up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring on-premises VoIP gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support now includes more device platforms including the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and ease of management make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 is based on Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can add instant teamwork capabilities and presence to popular Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be added to productivity software. Office Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for collaborative sites and web portals, delivering presence awareness and IM access from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Support Services

Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer professional consulting support for all these technologies and can help you in planning and executing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server in order to maximize the business value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can also help you to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consultants can help your company to install Microsoft Office Communications Server and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Communications Server:

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Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small organizations to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, performance, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop backup and restoration procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtual servers, design fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering, train your in-house network management staff, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure system security and efficiency.

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Progent can provide assistance for designing, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important aspects of your company's IT environment such as teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of actionable information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business case for adopting SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and integration support, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized business software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide online and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

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Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your organization configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered DBM solution is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to make sure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide rapid solutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

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Windows Active Directory demands extensive hands-on experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory experts are experts in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting complex Microsoft Enterprise AD projects. Progentís fields of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, dealing with legacy beta software configuration objects in online Active Directory environments, and fixing unsuccessful configurations of AD and AD-associated applications.

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Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of affordable support services to help your company to deploy, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for individual PCs and handheld devices or help you to design and implement a large-scale migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and complete a site relocation or consolidation organized to cause the least possible interruption to your business.

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Progentís professionals provide experience in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile connectivity including network topology, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile email, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile software development. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your business time and money by applying their wireless experience to show you how to select and integrate wireless networking solutions that make sense for your business. Progent can also tune your network infrastructure so that mobile handhelds work better.

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Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals provide phone help and online secure network access to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate specialists as required.

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