Microsoft announced the most recent version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that offer IT organizations more versatility for supporting their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible architecture for collaborative work activity.
To lower costs, improve efficiency, and enhance collaboration, the new Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server allows dial-in conferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises conferencing bridge that can be maintained along with the current communications environment. Microsoft Office Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their desktop transparently and launch calls and team up with others outside the organization on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers via a Web-based interface. The latest release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically scattered groups to work together by participating in topic-based dialogues that extend over time. This tool provides participants with a list of all active chat rooms and topics, automatically archives discussions in an XML format that addresses auditing requirements, provides tools to look through the entire record of discussion on a given theme, and provides filters and alerts to inform people of new posts.
the new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server also includes improved support for voice and mobility. The new attendant window permits support personnel or team secretaries to control calls and conferences for associates, set up processes to route calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming calls via a user-friendly interface. The SIP trunking capability allows companies to reduce expenses by establishing up a straight-through VoIP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and Microsoft Communications Server without requiring on-premises gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to more platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server manages all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in computer hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized businesses and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 relies on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate real-time collaboration features and presence to popular MS Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence awareness generated by your server can also be integrated into line-of-business applications. Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers offer expert consulting support for all these areas and can assist you in designing and implementing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server so as to maximize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest edition of Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to install Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP features available with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
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Progentís professionals offer experience in a variety of disciplines related to mobile networking such as network infrastructure, wireless data synchronization, wireless security, wireless e-mail, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application development. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified experts can save your company work and money by applying their wireless expertise to show you how to select and configure wireless access technologies that make sense for your business. Progent can also optimize your IT infrastructure so that wireless PDAs perform more reliably.
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Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals provide telephone help and remote secure computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT experience available from Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as required.
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