Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Expertise Microsoft unveiled the next version of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The next version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 features improvements that offer network administrators additional versatility for maintaining their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an expandable platform for collaborative business activity.

To reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and enhance collaboration, the new edition of Microsoft Communications Server permits phone audioconferencing to replace expensive outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing software bridge that can be managed as part of the overall communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their desktop seamlessly and launch calls and cooperate with others outside the organization on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered computers through a Web-based interface. The latest version of Microsoft Communications Server also allows geographically scattered groups to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that persist over time. This tool provides participants with a list of all available discussion rooms and themes, periodically backs up discussions in a format that addresses compliance regulations, provides utilities to search the entire history of discussion on a specific topic, and provides triggers and alarms to notify someone of recent posts.

Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice and mobility. The innovative attendant window permits receptionists or team administrators to manage calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish workflows to direct calls, and handle higher numbers of incoming communications via a software-based console. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability allows companies to cut costs by establishing up a straight-through VoIP connection between an Internet phone service provider and Office Communications Server without needing in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new platforms including the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist You to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server 2007 manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and ease of administration make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Office Communications Server relies on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can incorporate instant collaboration capabilities and presence awareness to popular Office programs like as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be added to line-of-business software. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence mechanism for collaborative sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM support from within SharePoint sites.

Office Communications Server Consulting Services

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer expert technical services for all these areas and can help you in designing and executing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server so as to maximize the business impact of this communications platform. Progent can also help your company to upgrade from Live Communications Server to the Release 2 version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Communications Server:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, throughput, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, document archiving and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and guidelines, assist in installing actual and virtual machines, design high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering, train your internal network administration staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design services include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your business network, access to mobile computing products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily data backup, and full email management support.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer assistance for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically improve important aspects of your IT system including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized business software to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and deliver remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based database solution is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to make sure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer rapid solutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize databases managed by SQL Server.

Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands extensive hands-on experience to configure optimally across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory experts are experts in planning, deploying, and troubleshooting complex Microsoft Enterprise AD installations. Progentís fields of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted AD objects, cleaning up residual beta software configuration objects in production Active Directory environments, and fixing failed installations of AD and Active Directory-integrated programs.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help your business to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or help you to design and implement a company-wide rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to produce the least possible interruption to your business.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions Expertise
Progentís consultants provide experience in multiple disciplines related to mobile connectivity including network infrastructure, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile email, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified professionals can save your company time and money by using their wireless experience to show you how to select and configure mobile connectivity technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your IT architecture so that mobile handhelds perform better.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service professionals provide telephone support and online secure computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as needed.

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