Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Integration Microsoft made available the Release 2 version of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, instant messaging, web conferencing, and Voice over IP. The latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server features enhancements that offer IT managers additional flexibility for managing their communications system efficiently while providing an extensible platform for collaborative business activity.

To reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and promote collaboration, the latest Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server allows phone conferencing to replace expensive outside services with an in-house audioconferencing software bridge that is controlled as part of the existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which enables users to share their PC seamlessly and launch audio communications and collaborate with colleagues external to the organization on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered platforms via a web interface. The new edition of Office Communications Server also enables geographically scattered groups to collaborate by participating in topic-based discussions that persist over time. This application provides users with an index of all available chat rooms and themes, periodically archives discussions in a file format that addresses compliance regulations, delivers tools to look through the complete history of chat on a given theme, and offers triggers and alerts to notify people about new posts.

Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant window permits receptionists or group secretaries to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to direct calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming communications via a software-based console. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability allows companies to cut expenses by setting up a straight-through VoIP interface between an IP phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring on-premises VoIP gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes more platforms such as the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Help Your Company to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in computer hardware and simplicity of administration make this version is ideal for small and medium-sized companies and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is based on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows Server platforms such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can add real-time collaboration features and presence to ubiquitous Office programs like as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from the server can also be incorporated into productivity software. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM support from within SharePoint sites.

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Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can provide professional consulting support for all these areas and can assist you in planning and implementing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server so as to maximize the business value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also assist you to migrate from Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest edition of Office Communications Server.

Progent's consultants can help you to install Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence, IM, and VoIP capabilities available with Office Communications Server:

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Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your organization configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database solution is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to ensure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network security experts can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

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Progentís consultants provide expertise in multiple disciplines related to mobile networking including system architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, wireless e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile software development. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified professionals can save your company time and expense by using their wireless expertise to show you how to choose and configure wireless access solutions that make sense for your business. Progent can also tune your IT architecture so that wireless handhelds perform better.

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Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support experts offer phone support and online secure network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as needed.

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