Microsoft Communications Server Consulting Services Microsoft began shipping the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, web conferencing, and Voice over IP. The next edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server includes enhancements that offer IT managers additional flexibility for supporting their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an extensible platform for collaborative business activity.

To reduce expenses, improve productivity, and enhance teamwork, the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server permits dial-in conferencing to eliminate costly outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing bridge that is maintained along with an organization's current communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their desktop seamlessly and initiate calls and team up with colleagues outside the company on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered platforms via a web interface. The new release of Office Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed groups to collaborate by taking part in theme-based discussions that persist indefinitely. This application provides participants with an index of all available chat sessions and topics, automatically backs up discussions in an XML format that addresses compliance regulations, delivers tools to look through the complete history of discussion on a given topic, and offers triggers and alarms to notify people about new updates.

the new edition of Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates enhanced support for voice and mobility. The new attendant console permits support personnel or group secretaries to manage calls and conferences for other users, establish processes to direct phone calls, and manage higher numbers of incoming communications via a user-friendly console. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows companies to reduce costs by setting up a direct Voice over IP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house VoIP gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support now includes new device platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You to Benefit from Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The small investment in hardware and ease of administration make this version is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server relies on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time collaboration capabilities and presence to popular Microsoft Office applications like as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from your server can also be incorporated into line-of-business software. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team web sites and web portals, providing presence and IM access from within SharePoint sites.

Microsoft Communications Server Assistance

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide expert consulting services for all these areas and can assist your company in designing and implementing a rollout of Office Communications Server in order to maximize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest edition of Office Communications Server.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Office Communications Server:

Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small companies to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, performance, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with creating a deployment plan, assess and enhance your current network environment, document backup and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in integrating physical and virtual servers, design high-availability solutions such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT administration team, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that avoids network disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high uptime, easy expandability, and fast recovery. Services feature integration with your business network, access to handheld computing devices, automated tracking of performance and security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Helpdesk services, daily backup, and comprehensive email administration support.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance important aspects of your organization's information network such as collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the business case for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and integration support, assist your business to configure SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection plan that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your organization configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM system is integrated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to provide quick resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data protection engineers can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information controlled by SQL Server 2008.

Active Directory Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands significant hands-on experience to integrate optimally across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory engineers are skilled in planning, integrating, and maintaining sophisticated Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory projects. Progentís areas of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted AD objects, cleaning up residual legacy software configuration objects in production Active Directory systems, and fixing failed installations of AD and AD-integrated programs.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable services to help you business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for individual desktop computers and moble devices or work with your business to plan and implement a network-wide migration to the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement a company relocation or consolidation organized to produce the least possible interruption to your business.

Wireless Technologies Support
Progentís professionals offer experience in a variety of technologies related to mobile networking such as network infrastructure, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, wireless e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile software programming. Progent's certified consultants can save your business work and money by using their wireless background to help you choose and configure wireless connectivity solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also tune your network infrastructure so that wireless handhelds work better.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support experts provide telephone support and remote direct computer connection to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified specialists as needed.

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