Microsoft introduced the newest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and Voice over IP. The most recent edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server includes enhancements that give network administrators additional versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible platform for communications-enabled business processes.
To lower costs, increase efficiency, and promote collaboration, the new release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in audioconferencing to replace expensive third-part services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that can be managed along with the current communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC transparently and initiate audio communications and team up with others external to the company on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux computers via a Web-based connection. The new edition of Microsoft Communications Server also allows geographically dispersed groups to work together by taking part in topic-based dialogues that extend indefinitely. This application provides participants with a list of all active chat rooms and topics, automatically archives chats in a format that meets compliance requirements, delivers tools to search the complete record of chat on a given theme, and provides filters and alarms to inform someone about recent posts.
The new version of Office Communications Server also includes improved support for voice communications and mobile workers. The innovative attendant window permits support personnel or group secretaries to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to direct phone calls, and manage higher numbers of incoming calls through an intuitive software console. A new SIP trunking capability allows companies to reduce expenses by establishing up a direct Voice over IP interface between an Internet phone service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server without needing on-premises gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support now includes more platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist You to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Office Communications Server 2007 is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can add real-time teamwork features and presence awareness to popular MS Office programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information generated by the server can also be added to productivity applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for team web sites and portals, delivering presence awareness and IM support from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer expert consulting support for all these technologies and can help you in planning and implementing a rollout of Office Communications Server in order to optimize the business impact of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can also help your company to upgrade from Live Communications Server to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007.
Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy Office Communications Server and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP features enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can assist small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your network in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve existing network environment, develop archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in integrating actual and virtual servers, design fault-tolerant solutions such as server clustering, train your internal network administration team, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure your information system's protection and performance.
Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that avoids productivity downtime, reduces ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, repair, and design services include assistance with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high availability, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with handheld communication products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance important aspects of your information network such as teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to assess the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration expertise, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates portal technology, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure you configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered database solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent can provide automated network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to offer fast remediation for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires extensive hands-on experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory engineers are experts in designing, deploying, and maintaining complex Microsoft Enterprise AD installations. Progentís areas of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted AD objects, dealing with residual legacy version configuration objects in online Active Directory systems, and repair of failed installations of AD and AD-integrated applications.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for single PCs and handheld devices or work with your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and implement an office move or consolidation organized to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.
Wireless Technologies Integration
Progentís professionals offer experience in a variety of technologies relevant to mobile connectivity including network topology, Activesync, wireless security, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and mobile software development. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified professionals can save your company work and money by applying their wireless expertise to show you how to select and integrate mobile connectivity solutions that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also tune your network architecture so that mobile appliances work better.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support engineers provide phone help and remote direct computer access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as needed.
To find out more details concerning Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.