Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Expertise Microsoft made available the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and Voice over IP. The most recent edition of Office Communications Server includes improvements that offer IT organizations additional versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible architecture for collaborative work processes.

To lower costs, improve efficiency, and promote collaboration, the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits phone conferencing to eliminate costly outside services with an on-premises conferencing bridge that is managed along with the existing communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables users to share their desktop seamlessly and initiate calls and collaborate with colleagues external to the company on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered platforms via a Web-based interface. The new version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically scattered teams to work together by participating in topic-based discussions that persist indefinitely. This application provides participants with a list of all available discussion rooms and topics, automatically archives discussions in a format that meets compliance requirements, delivers tools to look through the complete history of chat on a specific topic, and provides triggers and alarms to notify someone about new updates.

The new version of Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant window permits receptionists or group administrators to control calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish workflows to direct phone calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming calls through an intuitive software interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability enables companies to reduce expenses by establishing up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server without needing in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to more device platforms including the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in computer hardware and simplicity of management make this version is ideal for small and medium-sized companies and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 relies on Windows Server and taps into core Windows Server platforms such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate instant teamwork features and presence awareness to popular MS Office programs like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from your server can also be integrated into productivity applications. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for collaborative sites and portals, delivering presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint Services sites.

Microsoft Office Communications Server Consulting

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals can provide professional technical support for all these technologies and can assist your company in designing and executing a rollout of Office Communications Server in order to maximize the productivity impact of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can also help your company to upgrade from Live Communications Server to the current version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consultants can help your company to deploy Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and VoIP features enabled by Microsoft Communications Server 2007:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, performance, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in installing actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration team, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and performance.

Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services offer an enterprise-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and full messaging administration support.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for planning, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance important aspects of your company's IT system including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of actionable intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation expertise, help you to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized application software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal technology, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk Call Center support.

SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database solution is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent offers continuous server monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide rapid remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified data protection consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory requires significant practical experience to integrate efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory consultants are skilled in planning, integrating, and maintaining complex Microsoft Enterprise AD projects. Progentís fields of expertise with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up residual beta software configuration objects in online Active Directory environments, and repair of unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and AD-associated programs.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable support services to help you company to install, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single PCs and moble devices or help you to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the most current release 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 vendors, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a company move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Wireless Solutions Planning and Support
Progentís professionals provide expertise in a variety of technologies relevant to mobile networking such as system infrastructure, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, wireless email, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and mobile application programming. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified experts can save your organization work and expense by applying their wireless experience to help you select and integrate mobile connectivity technologies that make sense for your company. Progent can also optimize your IT architecture so that mobile PDAs perform better.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service professionals provide telephone help and remote secure computer access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate specialists as needed.

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