Microsoft debuted the most recent version of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and IP-based calling. The newest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that give network administrators additional control for managing their communications infrastructure effectively while representing an extensible platform for collaborative work processes.
To reduce expenses, improve efficiency, and enhance collaboration, the new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows phone conferencing to eliminate costly third-part services with an in-house audioconferencing software bridge that is controlled as part of a company's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their desktop transparently and initiate audio communications and collaborate with others external to the company on PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered platforms via a web interface. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also allows geographically dispersed groups to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that persist indefinitely. This application provides participants with an index of all available discussion rooms and themes, periodically archives chats in an XML format that addresses compliance requirements, delivers utilities to look through the complete history of discussion on a specific theme, and offers filters and alarms to inform people about recent posts.
the latest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobility. The innovative attendant console allows receptionists or group secretaries to control calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to route phone calls, and manage higher numbers of incoming calls via a software-based console. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability allows businesses to cut costs by establishing up a direct Voice over IP interface between an IP phone service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server without requiring on-premises gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist You to Benefit from Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The small expense in computer hardware and ease of management make this configuration is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Communications Server is based on Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can add instant teamwork features and presence awareness to popular MS Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be integrated into productivity software. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for team web sites and web portals, delivering presence and Instant Messaging support from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers offer professional technical services for all these areas and can assist your company in designing and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 in order to optimize the business value of this communications platform. Progent can also assist you to migrate from Live Communications Server to the current version of Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can assist you to install Microsoft Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
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