Microsoft Communications Server Integration Microsoft announced the R2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The R2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that give network administrators more flexibility for maintaining their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled work activity.

To lower costs, improve efficiency, and support teamwork, the new version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 allows dial-in audioconferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that can be maintained along with a company's existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their desktop transparently and launch audio communications and cooperate with colleagues outside the organization on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers through a web connection. The latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed groups to collaborate by taking part in topic-based dialogues that persist over time. This tool supplies participants with a list of all available discussion rooms and topics, automatically backs up chats in an XML format that meets compliance requirements, delivers utilities to look through the entire history of discussion on a specific topic, and provides filters and alarms to notify people of recent posts.

the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant console permits receptionists or team secretaries to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to route phone calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming communications via a user-friendly interface. A new SIP trunking feature enables businesses to cut costs by establishing up a straight-through Voice over IP interface between an IP telephony service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server without requiring on-premises VoIP gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes more platforms such as the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in computer hardware and ease of administration make this version is ideal for small and medium-sized businesses and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is powered by Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows Server platforms like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate real-time teamwork capabilities and presence awareness to popular Office programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be incorporated into line-of-business applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, providing presence and IM support from within SharePoint Services sites.

Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Expertise

Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide professional consulting support for all these areas and can assist your company in planning and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server in order to maximize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the Release 2 version of Microsoft Communications Server.

Progent's consultants can help your company to deploy Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Communications Server 2007:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small companies to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can help with creating a rollout plan, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtual servers, design high-availability solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house network management staff, and deploy automated 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's security and performance.

Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you define and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance important areas of your organization's IT environment including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to assess the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and integration expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security strategy that includes portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Help Desk support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management system is incorporated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide automated network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer rapid remediation for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer protection experts can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server.

Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Microsoft Windows Active Directory demands significant practical experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory experts are skilled in designing, integrating, and troubleshooting complex Enterprise AD projects. Progentís areas of expertise with Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, repair of corrupted AD objects, cleaning up legacy beta version configuration objects in production Active Directory systems, and fixing failed installations of AD and AD-associated programs.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for single PCs and moble devices or work with you to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement an office move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your business.

Wireless Solutions Planning and Support
Progentís professionals offer expertise in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile connectivity such as network topology, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, wireless e-mail, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your organization work and money by using their wireless experience to help you choose and configure mobile access technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your IT infrastructure so that mobile handhelds perform better.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support professionals provide phone help and online direct computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's team of country-wide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate specialists as required.

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