Microsoft announced the next edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and Voice over IP. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server includes enhancements that offer IT managers additional versatility for managing their communications system effectively while representing an extensible platform for communications-enabled business activity.
To lower expenses, increase productivity, and enhance teamwork, the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 allows dial-in audioconferencing to replace expensive third-part services with an on-premises conferencing bridge that can be controlled along with an organization's overall communications infrastructure. Office Communications Server also now permits 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, Macintosh, or Linux computers through a Web-based interface. The new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically scattered teams to work together by taking part in topic-based discussions that persist over time. This application supplies participants with a list of all active chat rooms and themes, periodically archives chats in a file format that addresses compliance regulations, provides utilities to search the entire history of discussion on a given topic, and offers triggers and alarms to notify someone of new updates.
the latest version of Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice communications and mobility. The new attendant console allows support personnel or team administrators to manage calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up processes to route phone calls, and handle higher numbers of incoming calls through an intuitive software interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature enables businesses to cut expenses by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP interface between an Internet phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes new device platforms such as the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in computer hardware and ease of management make this version is optimal for small and medium-sized businesses and for branch offices. Office Communications Server 2007 is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time collaboration features and presence to ubiquitous Office programs like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Word. Presence awareness generated by your server can also be incorporated into line-of-business software. Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence engine for collaborative web sites and portals, delivering presence and Instant Messaging support from within SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide professional technical services for all these areas and can help your company in designing and implementing an installation of Office Communications Server so as to optimize the business impact of this communications solution. Progent can in addition help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest version of Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to deploy Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence, IM, and VoIP features available with Office Communications Server:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, responsiveness, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in installing physical and virtualized servers, design fault-tolerant solutions such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT administration staff, and set up proactive server monitoring operations to ensure system security and performance.
Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Hosting and Management Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for service continuity, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Services feature integration with your business network, access to handheld communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center support, daily data backup, and full email management services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve key aspects of your organization's information network including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and integration support, assist you to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized business programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that includes web portal solutions, and provide remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Call Center services.
SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous server monitoring to make sure your business network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide fast resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to create or customize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands extensive hands-on experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory consultants are experienced in planning, integrating, and maintaining complex Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís areas of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up legacy legacy version configuration objects in online AD environments, and fixing failed configurations of Active Directory and Active Directory-integrated applications.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable services to assist you company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single desktop computers and handheld devices or help your business to design and implement a network-wide migration to the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a company relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your business.
Wireless Technologies Expertise
Progentís professionals provide expertise in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile networking including network architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software development. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified professionals can save your organization time and money by using their wireless expertise to show you how to select and configure mobile networking solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also optimize your network infrastructure so that mobile data devices work more reliably.
Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service engineers provide telephone support and remote secure computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as required.
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