Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Consulting and Support Microsoft made available the newest version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and IP-based calling. The newest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 features improvements that give network administrators additional versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an extensible platform for collaborative work processes.

To lower costs, increase productivity, and support collaboration, the new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits phone conferencing to replace costly outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing software bridge that can be managed as part of the existing communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which enables users to share their PC transparently and initiate audio communications and collaborate with others outside the organization on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux platforms via a Web-based connection. The new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed groups to work together by participating in theme-based dialogues that extend over time. This tool supplies participants with an index of all available discussion sessions and themes, periodically archives discussions in a file format that addresses auditing regulations, provides tools to search the complete history of discussion on a given theme, and offers filters and alerts to notify someone of recent posts.

the new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates enhanced support for voice and mobility. The new attendant console permits support personnel or group administrators to manage phone calls and conferences for associates, set up processes to route calls, and manage larger numbers of incoming communications through a user-friendly interface. The SIP trunking capability enables businesses to cut costs by establishing up a direct Voice over IP interface between an IP phone service provider and Office Communications Server without requiring in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new device platforms such as the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Integrate Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The small expense in hardware and ease of management make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can add real-time teamwork capabilities and presence awareness to popular Office applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from the server can also be added to line-of-business applications. Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence engine for team web sites and portals, delivering presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within Windows SharePoint sites.

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Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can provide professional technical services for all these areas and can assist your company in planning and executing an installation of Office Communications Server 2007 in order to optimize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can in addition assist you to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, IM, and VoIP features enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can help small businesses to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, performance, and operability handling realistic applications. Progent can help with creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in integrating physical and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT administration staff, and deploy automated 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes network downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for service continuity, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email administration services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer help for designing, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve key areas of your organization's information environment including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to assess the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation expertise, help you to set up SQL Server as a back-end database, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide protection strategy that incorporates portal solutions, and deliver online and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk support.

SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your company installs Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based database solution is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous server tracking to ensure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to offer fast remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can help you to develop or customize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

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Windows Active Directory requires extensive field experience to integrate optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory experts are experienced in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting sophisticated Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís areas of expertise with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, dealing with residual beta software configuration objects in production Active Directory environments, and fixing failed configurations of Active Directory and AD-integrated applications.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable services to help your business to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online assistance for single desktop computers and handheld devices or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and complete an office relocation or consolidation organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.

Wireless and Mobility Technologies Integration
Progentís professionals provide experience in a variety of disciplines related to mobile networking such as system topology, Activesync, wireless protection, mobile email, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application programming. Progent's certified consultants can save your company work and expense by using their wireless background to help you select and integrate wireless connectivity technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your IT architecture so that mobile appliances work more reliably.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support professionals provide phone help and online direct computer connection to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified experts as required.

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