Microsoft announced the newest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The newest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that offer IT organizations additional versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible platform for communications-enabled business activity.
To reduce expenses, improve productivity, and promote collaboration, the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows phone conferencing to replace costly outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing software bridge that can be controlled along with the existing communications infrastructure. Office Communications Server 2007 also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their desktop transparently and launch audio communications and cooperate with others outside the organization on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux platforms via a Web-based connection. The new version of Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed teams to work together by participating in theme-based dialogues that extend indefinitely. This application supplies users with an index of all available chat rooms and themes, automatically archives discussions in an XML file format that addresses auditing regulations, delivers utilities to search the complete history of discussion on a given topic, and provides triggers and alerts to inform people of new updates.
Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant window allows support personnel or team administrators to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of other users, set up processes to route phone calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming calls via a software-based console. A new SIP trunking capability enables companies to cut costs by setting up a straight-through VoIP interface between an IP phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server without needing on-premises gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to more platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server 2007 hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The small investment in hardware and simplicity of management make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized companies and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is based on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can add real-time teamwork features and presence to popular MS Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be integrated into line-of-business applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence mechanism for collaborative sites and web portals, delivering presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within Windows SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can provide professional technical services for all these areas and can help your company in designing and implementing an installation of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the business impact of this communications platform. Progent can also assist your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP features enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
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Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam protection, patch and service pack management, Contact Center services, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management services.
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Progent can provide expertise for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key areas of your company's IT environment such as teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to management information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and installation support, assist you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized application software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk services.
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Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your organization configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server database system is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to ensure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to offer fast resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data protection experts can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can help you to create or personalize business applications or web sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
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Progentís professionals offer experience in multiple technologies related to mobile networking including system topology, Activesync, wireless protection, wireless email, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and mobile software development. Progent's certified experts can save your business work and expense by applying their wireless background to show you how to select and configure wireless networking technologies that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also optimize your IT architecture so that wireless appliances perform better.
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Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service engineers provide telephone support and online direct network connection to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent specialists as required.
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