Microsoft announced the newest edition of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and IP-based calling. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that give network administrators more versatility for managing their communications system effectively while representing an extensible platform for collaborative business processes.
To reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance teamwork, the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in audioconferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises conferencing bridge that can be maintained as part of an organization's overall communications environment. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their desktop transparently and initiate audio communications and team up with others outside the company on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux platforms through a Web-based connection. The latest release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically dispersed groups to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that persist over time. This application supplies participants with a list of all available chat rooms and themes, periodically archives chats in an XML format that meets compliance regulations, delivers tools to search the complete history of chat on a specific topic, and offers triggers and alarms to notify someone about new updates.
the new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice communications and mobility. The new attendant window allows receptionists or team secretaries to control phone calls and conferences for associates, establish processes to direct calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming communications through a user-friendly interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows businesses to cut expenses by establishing up a direct Voice over IP connection between an Internet phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring on-premises gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes new platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM 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 manages all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The small expense in hardware and ease of management make this version is optimal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is based on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows Server platforms such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time teamwork features and presence to popular Office programs like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be incorporated into line-of-business software. Microsoft Office Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for team web sites and portals, providing presence and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals offer expert technical support for all these areas and can assist your company in designing and executing an installation of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the productivity impact of this communications platform. Progent can also help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.
Progent's IT professionals can help you to install Microsoft Communications Server and integrate a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, Instant Messaging, and VoIP features available with Microsoft Communications Server 2007:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the areas where 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 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can help with creating a deployment plan, evaluate and improve existing network environment, develop backup and restoration processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in installing actual and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as server and storage clustering, train your in-house IT administration team, and set up automated server and network monitoring operations to ensure system security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, and failover connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for service continuity, easy scalability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack management, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and full messaging management services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer help for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve important aspects of your organization's IT network including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and installation support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom application software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide security plan that includes portal technology, and deliver online and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help you configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management solution is incorporated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to make sure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer rapid remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can assist your company to develop or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
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Windows Active Directory requires significant hands-on experience to integrate optimally across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory experts are experienced in planning, 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, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up residual legacy version configuration objects in online AD systems, and fixing failed configurations of Active Directory and AD-associated applications.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide range of cost-effective support services to help you business to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for single desktop computers and handheld devices or help you to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the latest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help you to plan for and implement a company move or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your business.
Wireless Solutions Integration
Progentís professionals provide experience in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile connectivity including network infrastructure, Activesync, wireless protection, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and mobile software development. Progent's certified consultants can save your business work and money by applying their wireless background to help you choose and integrate wireless networking technologies that make sense for your company. Progent can also optimize your network architecture so that wireless PDAs work more reliably.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service engineers offer phone support and remote direct network connection to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to competent experts as needed.
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