Microsoft began shipping the Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for managing presence, IM infrastructure, web conferencing, and Voice over IP. The most recent edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server features improvements that offer network administrators additional flexibility for supporting their communications system efficiently while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business processes.
To reduce costs, improve efficiency, and support teamwork, the new release of Office Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive third-part services with an on-premises audioconferencing bridge that is administered as part of a company's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows users to share their PC transparently and initiate calls and collaborate with others outside the organization on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux-powered platforms through a Web-based connection. The new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically scattered teams to collaborate by participating in theme-based discussions that persist over time. This application provides participants with an index of all active discussion rooms and topics, automatically backs up chats in an XML format that meets compliance regulations, provides tools to look through the entire record of discussion on a specific theme, and provides triggers and alerts to notify someone about new updates.
the latest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console allows receptionists or team administrators to manage phone calls and conferences for associates, establish processes to direct phone calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming calls via an intuitive software console. A new SIP trunking capability enables businesses to reduce expenses by setting up a straight-through VoIP interface between an Internet phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server hosts all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in hardware and ease of management make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized businesses and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 relies on Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can add instant teamwork features and presence awareness to popular Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be added to line-of-business software. Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for team sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide professional consulting services for all these areas and can help you in planning and implementing a deployment of Microsoft Office Communications Server so as to maximize the business impact of this communications platform. Progent can in addition help your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current edition of Office Communications Server 2007.
Progent's IT professionals can assist you to install Microsoft Communications Server 2007 and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Communications Server 2007:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small companies to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, performance, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve your current network environment, document backup and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in installing actual and virtualized machines, design high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT management staff, and deploy automated server monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and performance.
Exchange Server Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting services include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, and failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services feature integration with your network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision control, Helpdesk support, daily data backup, and full messaging management support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide expertise for planning, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that can significantly enhance key areas of your organization's IT network such as teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and installation expertise, help you to set up SQL Server as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to work with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk services.
SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your company installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM solution is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide continuous server tracking to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to provide fast remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on databases managed by SQL Server.
Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory demands significant field experience to configure efficiently across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory consultants are skilled in planning, integrating, and supporting complex Enterprise Active Directory projects. Progentís fields of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up legacy beta software configuration objects in online AD environments, and fixing failed installations of AD and Active Directory-associated programs.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective support services to help your company to install, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for individual desktop computers and moble devices or help your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a company move or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Wireless and Mobility Solutions Planning and Support
Progentís professionals provide experience in multiple disciplines relevant to mobile networking such as system topology, Activesync, wireless security, mobile email, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless application development. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified experts can save your organization work and expense by using their wireless experience to show you how to select and integrate wireless networking technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also tune your IT architecture so that wireless data devices perform better.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts offer telephone support and remote direct computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to competent experts as needed.
To learn additional information concerning Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Communications Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.