Microsoft made available the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The most recent version of Microsoft Communications Server includes improvements that offer network administrators additional flexibility for maintaining their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled work activity.
To lower expenses, improve productivity, and support collaboration, the new Release 2 of Office Communications Server 2007 permits phone conferencing to replace costly outside services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that can be maintained as part of an organization's current communications environment. Office Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their desktop seamlessly and initiate calls and collaborate with colleagues outside the company on PC, Mac, or Linux computers via a web connection. The new edition of Microsoft Communications Server also allows geographically dispersed groups to work together by participating in theme-based dialogues that persist indefinitely. This tool provides participants with an index of all available chat rooms and themes, periodically backs up discussions in an XML format that addresses compliance regulations, delivers tools to search the complete history of discussion on a given topic, and provides triggers and alerts to inform someone of recent posts.
The new version of Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice and mobility. The new attendant window permits support personnel or group administrators to manage phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish workflows to direct calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming communications through a software-based console. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability enables businesses to reduce expenses by setting up a direct Voice over IP interface between an Internet telephony service provider and Office Communications Server without needing on-premises gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new device platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and simplicity of management make this version is ideal for small and medium-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 is powered by Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can add real-time teamwork features and presence to popular Microsoft Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be incorporated into productivity software. Microsoft Communications Server also acts as the presence engine for collaborative sites and portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide expert technical services for all these areas and can help you in planning and implementing an installation of Office Communications Server 2007 so as to optimize the business value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to install Office Communications Server and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Communications Server 2007:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, speed, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, document archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in installing physical and virtual machines, design fault-tolerant strategies such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal network management staff, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to track system protection and efficiency.
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Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with mobile computing products, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, security update and revision control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily data backup, and full messaging management support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve key aspects of your IT environment such as teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation expertise, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your standard and specialized business software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal solutions, and deliver online and on-site repair and Help Desk services.
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Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database system is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to ensure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to provide fast resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can assist your company to create or personalize business programs or web sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
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Windows Active Directory requires extensive hands-on experience to configure optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory experts are experts in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting complex Enterprise AD installations. Progentís fields of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted AD objects, dealing with legacy legacy software configuration objects in production AD systems, and repair of failed installations of Active Directory and Active Directory-integrated applications.
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Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective services to help your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote technical support for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or work with you to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete a site relocation or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Wireless Solutions Integration
Progentís consultants offer expertise in a variety of technologies relevant to mobile connectivity such as system infrastructure, Activesync, wireless security, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application development. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your organization time and expense by applying their wireless expertise to show you how to choose and configure wireless networking technologies that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also tune your IT infrastructure so that wireless handhelds perform better.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service professionals offer telephone support and online secure computer access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as required.
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