Microsoft announced the R2 version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and Voice over IP. The Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server includes improvements that give IT managers more flexibility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while providing an extensible platform for communications-enabled business processes.
To reduce costs, improve productivity, and promote collaboration, the new release of Office Communications Server allows phone conferencing to replace costly outside services with an in-house conferencing software bridge that can be controlled along with an organization's existing communications environment. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables users to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and team up with colleagues external to the organization on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered platforms via a Web-based connection. The latest release of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically scattered teams to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that extend indefinitely. This application provides participants with a list of all available chat sessions and topics, periodically archives discussions in an XML format that meets compliance regulations, delivers utilities to look through the entire record of discussion on a given topic, and provides filters and alarms to notify people about new updates.
the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console permits receptionists or group secretaries to manage phone calls and conferences for other users, set up processes to direct phone calls, and handle higher numbers of incoming communications through an intuitive software interface. The SIP trunking feature enables companies to reduce expenses by setting up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server without needing in-house gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new platforms including the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Deploy Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal investment in computer hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is ideal for small and mid-sized businesses and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server relies on Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows platforms such as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate real-time teamwork features and presence awareness to popular Office applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness generated by your server can also be incorporated into productivity applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for collaborative web sites and portals, providing presence and Instant Messaging support from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide professional consulting services for all these technologies and can assist you in designing and executing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server so as to optimize the productivity value of this communications platform. Progent can also help you to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to install Microsoft Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP capabilities enabled by Office Communications Server:
Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and operability handling your workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house network administration team, and set up automated server monitoring processes to track system security and performance.
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Progent's expert support team can help you design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for high availability, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack control, Help Desk services, daily data backup, and full messaging management support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance important aspects of your company's information network including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and installation expertise, assist you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide protection plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk support.
SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your business configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered DBM system is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent offers automated network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer rapid remediation for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help you to develop or customize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by SQL Server 2008.
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Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires extensive hands-on experience to configure efficiently across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory engineers are experts in planning, deploying, and troubleshooting complex Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís areas of expertise with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted AD objects, dealing with legacy beta version configuration objects in online Active Directory environments, and repair of failed installations of AD and AD-integrated applications.
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Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective support services to help you business to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for individual desktop computers and moble devices or help you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to plan for and implement an office move or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
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Progentís consultants provide expertise in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile networking including network infrastructure, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application programming. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified professionals can save your business time and money by using their wireless expertise to show you how to choose and integrate mobile connectivity technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your IT architecture so that wireless handhelds work more reliably.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals offer phone help and online direct computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to competent experts as needed.
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