Microsoft began shipping the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence awareness, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The newest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server features enhancements that offer IT managers more control for maintaining their communications system efficiently while representing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled business processes.
To lower expenses, increase productivity, and enhance teamwork, the latest Release 2 of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 permits phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive third-part services with an in-house conferencing software bridge that can be controlled as part of a company's overall communications environment. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their desktop seamlessly and initiate calls and collaborate with colleagues external to the organization on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered platforms through a Web-based interface. The latest version of Office Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed teams to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that persist over time. This application supplies participants with a list of all active chat sessions and topics, automatically archives chats in an XML file format that addresses auditing requirements, provides utilities to look through the entire record of chat on a given topic, and offers filters and alarms to notify people about recent posts.
the new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobile workers. The new attendant window permits support personnel or team administrators to control calls and conferences on behalf of other users, establish processes to direct phone calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming calls through a software-based console. A new SIP trunking feature allows companies to reduce expenses by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes new platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist You to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on a single Front End Server. The small investment in hardware and simplicity of administration make this version is optimal for small and mid-sized companies and for branch offices. Office Communications Server 2007 is based on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server platforms such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server, you can add real-time teamwork features and presence awareness to popular MS Office applications like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be integrated into productivity software. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team web sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM access from within SharePoint 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 rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 in order to maximize the productivity value of this communications solution. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to install Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, IM, and VoIP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
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Wireless and Mobility Technologies Consulting
Progent’s professionals offer experience in multiple technologies relevant to mobile connectivity including system infrastructure, Activesync, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile software programming. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified experts can save your organization work and money by applying their wireless experience to help you select and integrate mobile networking solutions that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also optimize your IT infrastructure so that mobile data devices work better.
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Progent’s Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts offer phone support and online secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate experts as needed.
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