Microsoft announced the most recent edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, web conferencing, and Voice over IP. The latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features improvements that offer network administrators additional control for supporting their communications system effectively while representing an expandable platform for communications-enabled work processes.
To reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and enhance collaboration, the new release of Microsoft Office Communications Server permits phone audioconferencing to eliminate costly third-part services with an in-house conferencing software bridge that can be managed along with an organization's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and team up with colleagues external to the organization on PC, Mac, or Linux-powered computers via a web connection. The new release of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically scattered teams to collaborate by taking part in topic-based dialogues that extend over time. This application provides users with an index of all available discussion sessions and topics, periodically backs up discussions in an XML format that addresses compliance requirements, delivers utilities to search the complete record of discussion on a given topic, and provides triggers and alerts to inform someone of recent updates.
the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice and mobility. The new attendant window allows support personnel or team secretaries to manage calls and conferences for other users, establish processes to direct phone calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming communications via a user-friendly console. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability enables businesses to reduce costs by establishing up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet phone service provider and Office Communications Server without requiring on-premises VoIP gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new platforms including the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Help Your Company to Integrate Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 hosts all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and ease of management make this configuration is ideal for small and medium-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server relies on Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate real-time teamwork features and presence to popular Microsoft Office programs like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence information from your server can also be incorporated into line-of-business software. Microsoft Communications Server also acts as the presence engine for collaborative sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM support from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can provide expert technical services for all these areas and can assist your company in designing and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 in order to optimize the business value of this communications platform. Progent can also assist your company to migrate from Live Communications Server to the current version of Office Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and VoIP capabilities enabled by Office Communications Server 2007:
Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can help small organizations to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, speed, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and policies, help in installing actual and virtual servers, develop high-availability strategies such as failover server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring processes to track system protection and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you define and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for service continuity, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication products, automated monitoring of performance and network security, spam filtering, security update and revision control, Contact Center services, per-day backup, and full email administration services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer assistance for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve key areas of your organization's information network including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, provide configuration and integration support, help your business to configure SQL Server as a back-end database, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates portal technology, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
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Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered database solution is incorporated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide fast remediation for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or personalize business applications or web sites utilize information controlled by SQL Server.
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Windows Active Directory demands extensive hands-on experience to integrate efficiently across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory engineers are skilled in planning, deploying, and maintaining sophisticated Enterprise AD installations. Progentís fields of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up residual beta version configuration objects in production Active Directory systems, and fixing failed installations of Active Directory and AD-integrated applications.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of cost-effective support services to help you business to deploy, configure, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or help you to plan and implement a network-wide rollout of the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete a site move or merger organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Wireless Solutions Integration
Progentís consultants provide expertise in a variety of technologies relevant to mobile networking including system topology, Activesync, wireless protection, wireless email, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified experts can save your business time and money by using their wireless experience to help you choose and integrate wireless networking technologies that make sense for your business. Progent can also tune your IT architecture so that wireless appliances work more reliably.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support experts provide telephone support and online secure network access to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified specialists as required.
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