Microsoft announced the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for unifying presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and IP-based calling. The Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server features improvements that offer IT organizations additional versatility for supporting their communications system efficiently while representing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business activity.
To reduce expenses, improve efficiency, and enhance collaboration, the latest Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits dial-in conferencing to eliminate costly third-part services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that is controlled along with a company's existing communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and team up with colleagues external to the company on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux-powered computers via a Web-based interface. The latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed groups to collaborate by participating in topic-based discussions that extend indefinitely. This application supplies users with a list of all active chat rooms and topics, periodically archives chats in a format that meets compliance requirements, provides utilities to search the complete record of discussion on a given theme, and provides filters and alerts to inform someone of recent updates.
the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007 also includes improved support for voice communications and mobility. The innovative attendant console permits support personnel or team administrators to manage phone calls and conferences for other users, establish workflows to direct calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming communications via a user-friendly console. A new SIP trunking capability enables companies to reduce costs by establishing up a direct VoIP interface between an IP phone service provider and Office Communications Server without requiring on-premises gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to more platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in computer hardware and ease of administration make this configuration is ideal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Office Communications Server is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows technologies like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time teamwork capabilities and presence to ubiquitous MS Office applications like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from your server can also be incorporated into productivity software. Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM access from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer professional consulting support for all these technologies and can help you in planning and implementing a deployment of Office Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the business impact of this communications platform. Progent can also assist you to upgrade from Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server.
Progent's consultants can help you to install Microsoft Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
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Progent's SQL Server experts can help your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM system is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network tracking to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide fast remediation for SQL problems. Progent's certified network protection experts can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
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Windows Active Directory demands extensive hands-on experience to configure optimally across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory engineers are experts in designing, deploying, and troubleshooting complex Enterprise Active Directory projects. Progentís fields of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication issues, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up legacy beta version configuration objects in production AD environments, and repair of failed configurations of Active Directory and Active Directory-associated programs.
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Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective support services to assist you company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for single desktop computers and handheld devices or help your business to design and implement a company-wide rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete a site move or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
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Progentís professionals provide expertise in a variety of technologies related to mobile connectivity such as system architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile email, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless software programming. Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can save your company time and money by applying their wireless background to help you select and integrate wireless connectivity technologies that make sense for your company. Progent can also optimize your network architecture so that wireless handhelds perform more reliably.
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Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support experts provide telephone help and remote direct network connection to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as required.
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