Microsoft made available the newest version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and Voice over IP. The next edition of Microsoft Communications Server features enhancements that offer network administrators more flexibility for maintaining their communications infrastructure effectively while representing an extensible architecture for collaborative business activity.
To lower expenses, increase efficiency, and promote collaboration, the latest Release 2 of Office Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in conferencing to eliminate costly third-part services with an on-premises conferencing software bridge that can be controlled as part of the current communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC transparently and initiate calls and team up with colleagues outside the organization on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered computers through a Web-based interface. The latest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically scattered teams to collaborate by taking part in topic-based dialogues that persist over time. This tool supplies participants with an index of all active discussion rooms and themes, periodically backs up chats in a file format that addresses compliance requirements, provides utilities to search the complete record of chat on a given theme, and offers filters and alerts to inform people about recent posts.
the new edition of Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice and mobility. The new attendant console allows receptionists or team administrators to control calls and conferences for other users, establish processes to route phone calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming calls via a user-friendly console. The SIP trunking capability enables companies to cut costs by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an Internet telephony service supplier and Office Communications Server without requiring on-premises gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new device platforms including the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Assist You to Integrate Microsoft Office 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 management make this version is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows Server 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 instant teamwork capabilities and presence awareness to popular MS Office programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be integrated into line-of-business applications. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals offer expert technical services for all these technologies and can help your company in planning and executing a deployment of Office Communications Server 2007 in order to maximize the productivity value of this communications platform. Progent can in addition assist your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.
Progent's IT professionals can help you to deploy Office Communications Server and configure a range of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP features available with Microsoft Communications Server:
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