Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Consulting and Support Microsoft announced the R2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and IP-based calling. The Release 2 version of Office Communications Server includes improvements that offer IT managers additional flexibility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while providing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled work processes.

To lower costs, increase efficiency, and promote collaboration, the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits phone conferencing to eliminate expensive third-part services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that is maintained along with the overall communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables users to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and team up with others external to the organization on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux-powered computers via a web interface. The latest release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically scattered teams to collaborate by participating in topic-based dialogues that extend indefinitely. This tool provides participants with a list of all available discussion rooms and topics, automatically archives chats in a file format that meets auditing requirements, provides utilities to search the complete history of chat on a given theme, and offers filters and alerts to notify someone about recent updates.

the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant window allows receptionists or group administrators to manage phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish processes to route calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming calls via a user-friendly console. A new SIP trunking feature enables businesses to reduce expenses by establishing up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an IP telephony service provider and Office Communications Server 2007 without needing on-premises VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes more platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and ease of administration make this version is ideal for small and medium-sized companies and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is based on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows platforms like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can add real-time collaboration features and presence to popular Office programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness generated by the server can also be integrated into line-of-business software. Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence mechanism for team web sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within SharePoint Services sites.

Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Consulting

Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer expert technical services for all these technologies and can help your company in planning and implementing an installation of Microsoft Communications Server in order to optimize the productivity value of this communications solution. Progent can in addition assist your company to upgrade from Live Communications Server to the Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consultants can assist you to deploy Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence, Instant Messaging, and VoIP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, throughput, and compatibility handling realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, document backup and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, help in setting up physical and virtualized machines, design high-availability strategies such as server and storage clustering, train your internal IT management team, and set up proactive server monitoring processes to track your information system's protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high availability, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile communication products, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam protection, security update and service pack management, Contact Center services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email administration services.

Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer expertise for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically improve important aspects of your organization's IT network including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation support, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized application software to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security strategy that includes portal technology, and provide remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM system is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent offers automated server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide quick solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer protection experts can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist your company to develop or personalize business programs or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Windows Active Directory Support Services
Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires significant practical experience to configure efficiently across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory engineers are experts in designing, deploying, and supporting complex Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory projects. Progentís fields of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication problems, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted AD objects, cleaning up residual legacy software configuration objects in online Active Directory environments, and fixing unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and AD-integrated programs.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist you company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for individual desktop computers and moble devices or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your business.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions Planning and Support
Progentís professionals offer experience in a variety of technologies relevant to mobile connectivity including network infrastructure, wireless data synchronization, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can save your business time and money by using their wireless expertise to show you how to choose and integrate mobile access solutions that make sense for your business. Progent can also tune your network architecture so that mobile PDAs perform better.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support engineers offer telephone support and online secure computer access to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent specialists as needed.

To find out additional information about Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Office Communications Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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