Microsoft introduced the newest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and software-based VoIP. The Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that give IT organizations more control for managing their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an extensible platform for collaborative work processes.
To reduce costs, increase efficiency, and support teamwork, the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an on-premises conferencing software bridge that can be managed along with an organization's existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and cooperate with colleagues external to the company on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux platforms via a Web-based interface. The new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically dispersed groups to collaborate by participating in topic-based discussions that extend over time. This tool supplies participants with an index of all available chat rooms and themes, automatically backs up discussions in an XML format that addresses compliance requirements, delivers tools to search the entire history of chat on a given theme, and offers filters and alarms to inform someone of recent updates.
the new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice communications and mobile workers. The new attendant console allows receptionists or team secretaries to manage calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up workflows to route calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming calls through a user-friendly console. The SIP trunking capability allows companies to reduce costs by setting up a direct Voice over IP connection between an Internet telephony service provider and Office Communications Server 2007 without needing on-premises VoIP gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes more device platforms such as the Nokia S40, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Assist You to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal investment in hardware and ease of management make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized companies and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is based on Windows Server and taps into core Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Office Communications Server, you can add instant collaboration capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness from the server can also be integrated into line-of-business software. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team web sites and web portals, delivering presence and IM access from within SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer expert consulting services for all these areas and can help you in designing and implementing a deployment of Office Communications Server so as to optimize the productivity impact of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition help your company to migrate from Live Communications Server 2005 to the current version of Microsoft Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can assist you to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server and configure a range of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP features available with Microsoft Office Communications Server:
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