Microsoft debuted the newest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and IP-based calling. The latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that give network administrators more control for managing their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled business activity.
To reduce expenses, improve productivity, and support collaboration, the latest Release 2 of Office Communications Server allows dial-in conferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that is controlled along with a company's existing communications environment. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also now features desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch audio communications and team up with others outside the organization on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered computers via a Web-based connection. The latest version of Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed groups to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that persist over time. This application provides users with a list of all active chat sessions and themes, automatically archives discussions in an XML format that meets auditing requirements, provides tools to search the complete history of chat on a specific theme, and offers filters and alarms to inform people about recent updates.
The new version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console allows receptionists or group administrators to control calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to route phone calls, and manage larger numbers of incoming calls via a user-friendly interface. A new SIP trunking capability enables companies to reduce costs by establishing up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and Microsoft Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to more platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and ease of administration make this configuration is ideal for small and mid-sized companies and for branch offices. Office Communications Server is powered by Windows Server and taps into core Windows platforms like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can add instant collaboration features and presence to popular MS Office programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness generated by your server can also be integrated into line-of-business software. Microsoft Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for team web sites and web portals, delivering presence awareness and IM support from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide expert consulting services for all these areas and can help you in planning and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the productivity value of this communications solution. Progent can in addition help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007.
Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence, IM, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Office Communications Server:
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