Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Consultants Microsoft unveiled the Release 2 version of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for managing presence awareness, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The R2 version of Office Communications Server features enhancements that give IT managers more flexibility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while providing an expandable architecture for collaborative business processes.

To reduce costs, increase efficiency, and enhance collaboration, the new version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in audioconferencing to replace expensive third-part services with an in-house audioconferencing software bridge that can be managed as part of a company's overall communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their desktop transparently and initiate audio communications and cooperate with colleagues outside the organization on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux computers via a web connection. The new release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically dispersed teams to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that extend over time. This tool supplies users with a list of all active chat sessions and themes, periodically backs up discussions in a file format that addresses auditing regulations, delivers tools to look through the entire history of chat on a given theme, and offers triggers and alerts to notify people of new updates.

the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also incorporates enhanced support for voice communications and mobility. The new attendant console permits support personnel or team administrators to control phone calls and conferences for associates, set up workflows to direct calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming communications via a user-friendly interface. A new SIP trunking feature allows companies to cut costs by setting up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server without needing in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes more device platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Deploy Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server manages all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in computer hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is based on Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows platforms such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can add instant collaboration capabilities and presence awareness to popular Microsoft Office programs like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence information generated by the server can also be integrated into productivity software. Microsoft Communications Server also acts as the presence engine for collaborative sites and portals, delivering presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.

Microsoft Office Communications Server Support Services

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide expert consulting support for all these technologies and can help you in planning and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 in order to optimize the business value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can also assist your company to upgrade from Live Communications Server to the current version of Office Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence, IM, and VoIP features enabled by Microsoft Communications Server:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, responsiveness, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, document archiving and restoration processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in integrating physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions including failover server clustering, train your internal IT administration team, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and performance.

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Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network downtime, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for service continuity, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with handheld computing products, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Contact Center support, daily backup, and full email management services.

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Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve key areas of your information system such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, access to business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation support, help your business to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security plan that includes portal technology, and provide remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk services.

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Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your company installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer rapid remediation for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or customize business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

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Microsoft Windows Active Directory demands significant hands-on experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory experts are experts in planning, integrating, and troubleshooting complex Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís fields of expertise with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, repair of corrupted AD objects, cleaning up legacy beta software configuration objects in production AD systems, and repair of failed configurations of Active Directory and Active Directory-integrated applications.

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Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for single PCs and handheld devices or help you to plan and implement a network-wide migration to the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist you to plan for and implement an office relocation or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.

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Progentís consultants offer experience in a variety of technologies related to mobile networking including network infrastructure, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile e-mail, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless application programming. Progent's Microsoft certified experts can save your company time and expense by applying their wireless expertise to show you how to select and configure mobile networking solutions that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also optimize your IT infrastructure so that wireless handhelds perform better.

Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service experts offer telephone support and online secure network connection to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as needed.

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