Microsoft unveiled the Release 2 version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for managing presence awareness, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and Voice over IP. The next version of Microsoft Communications Server includes enhancements that give network administrators additional control for maintaining their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an expandable platform for collaborative business activity.
To reduce costs, improve productivity, and support teamwork, the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive third-part services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that can be maintained as part of a company's overall communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also now features desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch audio communications and team up with others external to the company on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux computers via a web interface. The latest version of Office Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed teams to collaborate by taking part in theme-based discussions that persist over time. This tool provides users with a list of all active chat sessions and themes, periodically backs up discussions in a format that addresses auditing requirements, delivers utilities to look through the entire record of chat on a given topic, and provides triggers and alarms to inform people of recent posts.
the new edition of Office Communications Server also includes improved support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant window allows receptionists or team secretaries to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up processes to route calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming communications via a software-based interface. A new SIP trunking capability enables companies to cut costs by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP interface between an Internet telephony service supplier and Office Communications Server without requiring on-premises VoIP gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes more device platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help You to Benefit from Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The small expense in hardware and simplicity of administration make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is based on Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate real-time collaboration features and presence awareness to ubiquitous Office programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be incorporated into productivity applications. Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team sites and portals, providing presence and IM access from within Windows SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals can provide professional consulting services for all these areas and can help your company in designing and implementing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 so as to optimize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also help you to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can assist you to install Office Communications Server 2007 and integrate a range of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Communications Server:
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