Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Help Microsoft began shipping the most recent edition of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, video conferencing, and IP-based calling. The newest edition of Office Communications Server includes improvements that give IT managers more versatility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while representing an expandable architecture for collaborative work activity.

To reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance teamwork, the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server permits dial-in audioconferencing to replace costly outside services with an in-house conferencing bridge that can be controlled as part of the current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which enables users to share their PC seamlessly and launch audio communications and team up with others outside the organization on PC, Macintosh, or Linux platforms via a Web-based connection. The latest version of Microsoft Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed teams to work together by participating in topic-based dialogues that persist over time. This tool supplies participants with a list of all active chat rooms and topics, automatically archives chats in an XML format that addresses auditing regulations, delivers utilities to look through the complete record of chat on a specific theme, and offers triggers and alerts to notify someone about new posts.

the latest version of Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant window allows support personnel or group administrators to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to route calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming communications through a software-based interface. A new SIP trunking feature enables businesses to reduce expenses by establishing up a straight-through VoIP interface between an Internet telephony service provider and Microsoft Communications Server without needing in-house gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The small expense in computer hardware and ease of management make this configuration is ideal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is based on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows technologies like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can add real-time collaboration features and presence to ubiquitous Microsoft Office programs like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be incorporated into productivity applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, delivering presence awareness and IM support from within SharePoint Services sites.

Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Support Services

Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer expert consulting support for all these technologies and can help your company in planning and executing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server in order to maximize the business impact of this communications platform. Progent can in addition assist your company to upgrade from Live Communications Server 2005 to the Release 2 version of Microsoft Communications Server.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to install Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence awareness, IM, and VoIP features available with Microsoft Office Communications Server:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small companies to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, throughput, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in integrating actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring operations to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services offer a world-class data center with redundant power and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile computing products, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack management, Helpdesk support, daily data backup, and full messaging management services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide assistance for designing, deploying, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly improve key aspects of your company's information environment such as teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to actionable information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, deliver setup and installation expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom application programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk Call Center services.

SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your organization installs Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server database solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide automated network monitoring to make sure your business information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide rapid resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to create or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by SQL Server.

Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires extensive hands-on experience to configure efficiently across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory experts are experienced in planning, deploying, and maintaining sophisticated Enterprise AD projects. Progentís areas of expertise with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up legacy beta software configuration objects in production Active Directory systems, and repair of unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and AD-integrated programs.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for individual desktop computers and moble devices or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete a site relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your business.

Wireless Technologies Support
Progentís professionals offer expertise in multiple technologies relevant to mobile networking including system architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless security, mobile email, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software development. Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can save your business work and expense by applying their wireless expertise to help you choose and integrate wireless networking solutions that make sense for your business. Progent can also tune your IT infrastructure so that mobile handhelds perform more reliably.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals provide telephone help and online direct computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT experience available from Progent's team of country-wide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate experts as needed.

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