Microsoft introduced the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence awareness, IM infrastructure, teleconferencing, and Voice over IP. The next version of Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that offer network administrators more control for managing their communications system effectively while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business processes.
To lower costs, increase productivity, and promote teamwork, the latest release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 allows dial-in audioconferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises conferencing bridge that is administered as part of an organization's existing communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also now features desktop sharing, which allows users to share their desktop seamlessly and launch calls and cooperate with colleagues outside the company on Windows PC, Apple Mac, or Linux computers via a Web-based connection. The latest version of Office Communications Server also enables geographically scattered teams to collaborate by participating in theme-based discussions that extend indefinitely. This tool supplies participants with an index of all available chat rooms and themes, periodically archives chats in a format that meets auditing regulations, provides utilities to search the entire record of discussion on a specific topic, and offers filters and alarms to notify someone of new updates.
the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also includes improved support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant window permits receptionists or team administrators to control phone calls and conferences on behalf of associates, set up processes to route calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming calls via a user-friendly console. The SIP trunking capability enables companies to cut costs by setting up a straight-through VoIP connection between an Internet phone service provider and Microsoft Communications Server without needing in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new device platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Consultants Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 hosts all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal expense in hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is ideal for small and mid-sized businesses and for remote offices. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 is based on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows platforms such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can incorporate instant teamwork features and presence to ubiquitous MS Office programs like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Word. Presence awareness generated by the server can also be added to productivity applications. Office Communications Server also acts as the presence engine for collaborative sites and portals, providing presence awareness and IM access from within Windows SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers can provide professional consulting services for all these technologies and can assist you in designing and implementing a deployment of Office Communications Server 2007 so as to optimize the business value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can also help your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005 to the latest edition of Microsoft Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can help your company to install Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Communications Server:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, speed, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can help with creating a rollout strategy, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in integrating actual and virtualized machines, design high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering, train your in-house network administration team, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure system security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network downtime, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, plus failover access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, access to handheld computing products, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam filtering, security update and revision control, Helpdesk support, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.
Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer assistance for planning, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve key aspects of your organization's information environment including teamwork, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation expertise, assist your business to set up SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and on-premises repair and Call Center services.
SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based DBM solution is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer fast remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data protection engineers can evaluate your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can help your company to develop or personalize business programs or web sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Microsoft Windows Active Directory demands extensive practical experience to configure efficiently across a large corporation. Progentís Microsoft certified Active Directory consultants are skilled in planning, deploying, and supporting sophisticated Enterprise AD projects. Progentís areas of expertise with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition configurations, correcting corrupted Active Directory objects, cleaning up residual beta software configuration objects in online AD environments, and fixing unsuccessful configurations of AD and AD-integrated programs.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable support services to help you company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single PCs and moble devices or work with your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the most current release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist your company to plan for and complete a site relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your business.
Wireless and Mobility Technologies Planning and Support
Progentís consultants offer experience in a variety of disciplines relevant to mobile connectivity such as system architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless software development. Progent's certified professionals can save your organization work and money by using their wireless experience to help you choose and integrate mobile networking technologies that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also optimize your network infrastructure so that wireless data devices work more reliably.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service engineers provide phone help and remote secure computer access to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as needed.
To find out additional information about Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Communications Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.