Microsoft began shipping the R2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for unifying presence, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and software-based VoIP. The latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 features improvements that give IT managers additional flexibility for supporting their communications infrastructure effectively while representing an expandable architecture for communications-enabled business processes.
To lower expenses, improve productivity, and support teamwork, the new Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an on-premises audioconferencing bridge that can be managed as part of the existing communications environment. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC transparently and launch calls and team up with colleagues 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 taking part in theme-based dialogues that persist over time. This tool provides participants with a list of all available discussion sessions and topics, periodically backs up discussions in an XML file format that addresses auditing regulations, delivers tools to look through the complete history of chat on a specific topic, and offers triggers and alarms to inform people of new updates.
The new version of Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice communications and mobility. The new attendant window permits receptionists or team secretaries to control phone calls and conferences for other users, set up workflows to direct phone calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming calls through a user-friendly console. The SIP trunking feature allows companies to reduce expenses by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP interface between an Internet telephony service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring on-premises gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new device platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in computer hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is ideal for small and medium-sized organization and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 is based on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows platforms like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can add instant collaboration capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Microsoft Office applications like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness generated by the server can also be incorporated into productivity applications. Office Communications Server also serves as the presence mechanism for team sites and portals, delivering presence and Instant Messaging support from within SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide expert consulting support for all these areas and can help your company in designing and executing an installation of Microsoft Office Communications Server in order to maximize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition assist you to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the current version of Office Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can help you to install Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and VoIP features enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, performance, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and restoration procedures, analyze security mechanisms and policies, assist in setting up actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions such as server clustering, educate your in-house network management staff, and set up proactive server and network monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity downtime, simplifies long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with handheld computing products, automated monitoring of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Helpdesk support, daily backup, and full messaging administration support.
Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve important aspects of your company's information network including teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist you to assess the business case for adopting Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation support, assist you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security plan that includes portal technology, and deliver online and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.
SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your small business installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server RDBM system is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network protection engineers can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can help your company to create or customize business programs or web sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows Active Directory Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands extensive field experience to integrate efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory engineers are experienced in designing, integrating, and maintaining sophisticated Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís fields of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up legacy legacy software configuration objects in production AD environments, and repair of unsuccessful configurations of Active Directory and AD-associated programs.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for single PCs and handheld devices or work with your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete an office move or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Wireless and Mobility Technologies Support
Progentís consultants provide experience in a variety of technologies related to mobile connectivity including network architecture, Activesync, wireless security, wireless email, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless software development. Progent's certified professionals can save your organization work and money by using their wireless experience to show you how to choose and configure mobile access technologies that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also optimize your IT architecture so that mobile handhelds work better.
Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts provide phone support and remote secure computer connection to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified experts as required.
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