Microsoft began shipping the next edition of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for unifying presence, instant messaging, web conferencing, and IP-based calling. The most recent version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 includes improvements that offer network administrators additional versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business activity.
To reduce expenses, increase efficiency, and promote teamwork, the latest Release 2 of Office Communications Server 2007 permits phone audioconferencing to eliminate costly third-part services with an on-premises audioconferencing software bridge that can be maintained along with a company's overall communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which allows users to share their PC transparently and initiate audio communications and cooperate with colleagues outside the organization on PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers via a web connection. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also enables geographically scattered teams to collaborate by taking part in theme-based discussions that persist over time. This application supplies users with an index of all active chat rooms and themes, automatically backs up chats in an XML format that addresses compliance requirements, provides utilities to search the complete history of chat on a given theme, and provides filters and alerts to inform people of recent posts.
the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobile workers. The innovative attendant window allows receptionists or team secretaries to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of other users, set up workflows to route phone calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming calls through a user-friendly interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking capability allows companies to reduce expenses by establishing up a straight-through VoIP interface between an Internet phone service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server without needing on-premises 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 Engineers Can Help You to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server hosts all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and ease of management make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate real-time teamwork features and presence awareness to ubiquitous Office applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be added to line-of-business software. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for team web sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer professional technical services for all these areas and can assist your company in planning and executing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server in order to maximize the productivity impact of this communications solution. Progent can in addition assist you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Microsoft Office Communications Server and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, IM, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Office Communications Server 2007:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small organizations to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, responsiveness, and operability handling realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a rollout plan, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, develop backup and restoration processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, help in installing physical and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering, educate your internal IT management team, and deploy automated server and network monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Services feature integration with your network, access to mobile computing devices, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam protection, patch and revision control, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer help for designing, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key aspects of your IT network including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration support, assist your business to set up SQL Server as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to work with Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure you installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based database solution is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by SQL Server.
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Windows Active Directory requires significant hands-on experience to configure optimally across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory engineers are experts in planning, deploying, and troubleshooting sophisticated Enterprise AD projects. Progentís areas of expertise with Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication problems, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted AD objects, dealing with legacy legacy version configuration objects in production AD systems, and fixing failed configurations of AD and Active Directory-associated programs.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable services to assist your business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual desktop computers and moble devices or help you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the newest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement an office move or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.
Wireless and Mobility Technologies Integration
Progentís consultants provide expertise in multiple disciplines related to mobile networking including network architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's certified experts can save your business work and money by applying their wireless expertise to help you choose and configure wireless connectivity solutions that make sense for your company. Progent can also tune your IT infrastructure so that wireless handhelds perform more reliably.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals provide phone support and remote direct network access to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified experts as required.
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