Microsoft made available the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and IP-based calling. The Release 2 edition of Microsoft Communications Server features improvements that offer IT managers more control for supporting their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled business processes.
To reduce costs, increase productivity, and support collaboration, the latest release of Office Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in conferencing to replace costly outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing software bridge that can be controlled along with an organization's overall communications infrastructure. Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their desktop seamlessly and launch audio communications and collaborate with others external to the company on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered platforms through a Web-based connection. The latest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed teams to collaborate by participating in theme-based dialogues that extend over time. This application supplies participants with a list of all available chat sessions and themes, periodically archives discussions in an XML file format that addresses compliance regulations, provides tools to search the entire record of chat on a specific theme, and offers filters and alerts to inform someone about recent updates.
the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also incorporates enhanced support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console permits receptionists or group administrators to control calls and conferences for other users, establish processes to direct phone calls, and manage higher volumes of incoming communications through a software-based console. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature enables businesses to cut costs by establishing up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring on-premises gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to more platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You to Integrate Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and ease of administration make this configuration is ideal for small and medium-sized companies and for branch offices. Microsoft Communications Server is based on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows technologies like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, you can add instant teamwork capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be incorporated into productivity software. Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for collaborative sites and portals, delivering presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer expert consulting support for all these areas and can assist your company in designing and implementing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server so as to optimize the business value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from Live Communications Server 2005 to the current edition of Office Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can assist you to install Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to take advantage of the presence, IM, and VoIP capabilities available with Office Communications Server:
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Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small businesses to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with creating a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network environment, document backup and restoration processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in integrating actual and virtualized servers, develop high-availability strategies including server clustering, educate your internal network administration team, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.
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Progentís consultants offer expertise in multiple disciplines relevant to mobile connectivity such as system architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and mobile application development. Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can save your company work and expense by using their wireless background to help you choose and configure mobile connectivity technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your network architecture so that mobile appliances work more reliably.
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Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals offer telephone help and online secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as needed.
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