Microsoft unveiled the most recent edition of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, video conferencing, and Voice over IP. The most recent version of Office Communications Server 2007 includes enhancements that offer IT managers more control for supporting their communications system effectively while providing an extensible architecture for collaborative work processes.
To reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance collaboration, the latest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 allows dial-in audioconferencing to eliminate expensive third-part services with an on-premises conferencing software bridge that can be administered along with an organization's overall communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows users to share their desktop transparently and launch calls and collaborate with colleagues external to the organization on PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers via a Web-based connection. The latest edition of Office Communications Server also allows geographically scattered teams to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that persist indefinitely. This tool provides participants with a list of all available chat rooms and topics, periodically archives chats in a file format that addresses compliance regulations, delivers utilities to search the entire record of discussion on a given topic, and provides filters and alerts to inform someone about new updates.
the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also includes enhanced support for voice and mobility. The innovative attendant console permits support personnel or team administrators to manage calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish workflows to direct calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming calls through a software-based interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows companies to reduce costs by setting up a straight-through VoIP interface between an Internet phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server without requiring on-premises VoIP gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to new device platforms such as the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help Your Company to Integrate Microsoft Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in hardware and ease of administration make this version is ideal for small and medium-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is based on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows Server platforms like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server, you can incorporate instant collaboration capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Office programs like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be added to line-of-business software. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for collaborative sites and portals, providing presence and Instant Messaging access from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer expert consulting services for all these areas and can assist you in designing and executing a deployment of Microsoft Office Communications Server so as to optimize the business value of this communications platform. Progent can in addition help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the current edition of Microsoft Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Microsoft Communications Server 2007:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
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Progent can provide expertise for designing, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve important areas of your company's IT network including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of business information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, provide setup and integration support, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection strategy that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to provide rapid solutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data protection engineers can evaluate your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or customize business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
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Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires significant field experience to integrate efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft Gold certified Active Directory consultants are experienced in designing, integrating, and supporting complex Microsoft Enterprise Active Directory projects. Progentís fields of expertise with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Active Directory include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted AD objects, cleaning up legacy legacy version configuration objects in online AD environments, and repair of unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and Active Directory-associated programs.
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Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help you company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for individual desktop computers and moble devices or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and complete a site move or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
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Progentís professionals provide expertise in a variety of technologies related to mobile connectivity such as system topology, Activesync, wireless security, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application programming. Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can save your business time and money by using their wireless background to help you select and configure mobile networking technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also optimize your network infrastructure so that mobile handhelds work better.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service professionals provide phone support and remote secure network connection to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate experts as needed.
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