Microsoft announced the R2 edition of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for unifying presence awareness, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and software-based VoIP. The R2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that give network administrators more versatility for maintaining their communications system effectively while representing an extensible platform for collaborative work processes.
To reduce expenses, improve efficiency, and promote collaboration, the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server allows phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing bridge that can be administered along with an organization's existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables users to share their desktop transparently and launch calls and collaborate with colleagues outside the organization on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux platforms through a Web-based interface. The new edition of Microsoft Communications Server also allows geographically scattered groups to collaborate by participating in theme-based dialogues that persist indefinitely. This tool provides participants with a list of all active chat sessions and topics, periodically archives chats in a format that addresses auditing requirements, delivers utilities to look through the complete record of discussion on a given theme, and offers triggers and alerts to notify someone about new updates.
Release 2 of Office Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobility. The innovative attendant console allows receptionists or team administrators to manage calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to direct phone calls, and handle higher numbers of incoming calls through a user-friendly interface. The SIP trunking feature enables businesses to cut expenses by setting up a direct VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service supplier and Office Communications Server 2007 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 Consultants Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The small expense in hardware and ease of management make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 is powered by Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can add instant collaboration capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Office applications such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from your server can also be incorporated into line-of-business software. Office Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for collaborative sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within Windows SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers offer expert technical support for all these areas and can help you in planning and implementing an installation of Office Communications Server so as to maximize the productivity impact of this communications solution. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Progent's IT professionals can assist you to install Microsoft Communications Server and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server:
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