Office Communications Server Help Microsoft began shipping the newest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and IP-based calling. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server includes improvements that offer IT managers more flexibility for maintaining their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an extensible platform for collaborative work processes.

To lower expenses, increase efficiency, and enhance teamwork, the latest Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to replace expensive third-part services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that is administered as part of a company's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their desktop transparently and initiate calls and team up with colleagues outside the organization on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux platforms through a Web-based interface. The latest release of Microsoft Communications Server also allows geographically dispersed teams to work together by participating in theme-based discussions that extend over time. This application supplies users with an index of all available discussion rooms and topics, automatically backs up discussions in an XML format that addresses auditing requirements, provides tools to search the entire record of chat on a given theme, and offers triggers and alerts to notify people of new updates.

the new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server also incorporates enhanced support for voice communications and mobility. The new attendant console permits receptionists or group secretaries to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish workflows to route phone calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming communications through an intuitive software console. The SIP trunking capability enables businesses to cut expenses by establishing up a direct VoIP connection between an IP telephony service supplier and Office Communications Server 2007 without needing on-premises VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes new platforms including the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server 2007 manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal investment in computer hardware and simplicity of administration make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 relies on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows Server platforms like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can add real-time teamwork capabilities and presence awareness to ubiquitous Microsoft Office programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness from the server can also be incorporated into productivity software. Microsoft Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM support from within Windows SharePoint sites.

Microsoft Communications Server Consulting and Support

Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers offer professional consulting support for all these areas and can help you in planning and implementing a deployment of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the business impact of this communications solution. Progent can in addition assist you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current version of Microsoft Communications Server.

Progent's consulting experts can assist you to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, Instant Messaging, and VoIP features available with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can help small companies to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, responsiveness, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop backup and recovery procedures, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in installing physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as server and storage clustering, educate your in-house IT administration staff, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure system protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you define and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network downtime, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services offer a world-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for fault tolerance, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing products, automated monitoring of performance and network security, spam filtering, security update and service pack management, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.

SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide assistance for designing, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important aspects of your organization's IT network such as teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your company to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized application software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal solutions, and provide online and in-person repair and Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help you installs SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database system is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide automated network tracking to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is available to provide quick remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network security experts can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist your company to create or personalize business applications or web sites rely on databases managed by SQL Server.

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Microsoft Windows Active Directory demands extensive practical experience to integrate optimally across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory engineers are skilled in designing, integrating, and supporting complex Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís areas of expertise with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition configurations, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up legacy legacy software configuration objects in online Active Directory environments, and fixing unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and Active Directory-integrated applications.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for individual desktop computers and handheld devices or help your business to plan and carry out a network-wide rollout of the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your business.

Wireless and Mobility Solutions Consulting
Progentís professionals offer expertise in multiple technologies related to mobile connectivity such as network topology, Activesync, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and mobile application programming. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified professionals can save your organization time and expense by using their wireless expertise to show you how to select and integrate mobile connectivity solutions that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your network infrastructure so that wireless data devices work better.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers offer telephone help and remote direct computer access to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified specialists as needed.

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