Microsoft debuted the newest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The most recent edition of Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that offer IT organizations more versatility for supporting their communications system efficiently while representing an extensible platform for collaborative business processes.
To lower costs, increase efficiency, and promote teamwork, the new release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in audioconferencing to eliminate costly outside services with an in-house audioconferencing software bridge that can be managed as part of the current communications environment. Office Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which enables users to share their desktop transparently and initiate audio communications and cooperate with colleagues external to the company on PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers via a Web-based connection. The latest version of Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically scattered groups to collaborate by taking part in topic-based dialogues that extend over time. This tool supplies users with an index of all available discussion rooms and topics, periodically backs up discussions in a format that addresses compliance requirements, delivers utilities to look through the complete record of discussion on a specific topic, and offers filters and alerts to inform someone of recent posts.
The new version of Microsoft Communications Server also includes improved support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant console allows support personnel or team secretaries to control calls and conferences for associates, establish workflows to direct phone calls, and manage higher volumes of incoming communications through a user-friendly interface. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability enables businesses to cut costs by setting up a straight-through VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes more device platforms such as the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Assist You to Integrate Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server manages all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and ease of administration make this configuration is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for remote offices. Office Communications Server 2007 relies on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time collaboration features and presence to popular Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence information generated by the server can also be incorporated into line-of-business software. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence engine for team sites and portals, providing presence awareness and IM support from within SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide professional consulting support for all these areas and can help you in designing and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Communications Server in order to optimize the business impact of this communications solution. Progent can also help you to upgrade from Live Communications Server 2005 to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.
Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server and integrate a wide of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence, IM, and VoIP capabilities enabled by Office Communications Server 2007:
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Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small organizations to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, responsiveness, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, document archiving and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in integrating actual and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT administration staff, and set up proactive server and network monitoring operations to ensure system protection and performance.
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Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity downtime, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication products, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk support, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management services.
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Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly enhance key aspects of your company's IT system such as collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and installation expertise, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom application programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide security strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and provide remote and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
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Progent's SQL Server experts can help your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent offers continuous server monitoring to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer fast resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help your company to develop or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.
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Windows Active Directory demands significant hands-on experience to integrate optimally across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory engineers are experts in designing, deploying, and maintaining complex Enterprise AD projects. Progentís fields of expertise with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up residual beta software configuration objects in online Active Directory environments, and fixing unsuccessful installations of Active Directory and Active Directory-integrated programs.
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Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you business to deploy, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote technical support for individual PCs and moble devices or help your business to design and implement a company-wide migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation organized to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.
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Progentís professionals provide expertise in multiple technologies relevant to mobile connectivity such as system topology, Activesync, wireless protection, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless application programming. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your company time and money by using their wireless expertise to help you select and configure wireless access technologies that make sense for your business. Progent can also optimize your network architecture so that wireless data devices work more reliably.
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Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service engineers provide phone help and remote direct network access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to competent specialists as needed.
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