Microsoft announced the latest version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's solution for unifying presence, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and IP-based calling. The newest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 features enhancements that offer IT managers more control for managing their communications system efficiently while representing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled work processes.
To lower expenses, increase efficiency, and enhance teamwork, the new Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows dial-in audioconferencing to replace costly outside services with an in-house audioconferencing software bridge that can be maintained as part of a company's overall communications environment. Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their desktop seamlessly and launch audio communications and cooperate with colleagues outside the organization on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux platforms through a Web-based connection. The new release of Office Communications Server 2007 also allows geographically dispersed groups to work together by participating in topic-based discussions that extend indefinitely. This tool supplies participants with a list of all available chat rooms and themes, automatically backs up chats in a format that addresses auditing requirements, delivers utilities to look through the complete record of discussion on a specific topic, and provides filters and alerts to notify people about new posts.
The new version of Microsoft Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobility. The innovative attendant console permits support personnel or group administrators to control calls and conferences on behalf of associates, establish processes to route calls, and manage higher volumes of incoming communications via a user-friendly console. A new SIP trunking capability enables businesses to reduce costs by establishing up a straight-through VoIP interface between an Internet telephony service provider and Microsoft Communications Server without requiring on-premises VoIP gateways. In addition, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new device platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in computer hardware and ease of administration make this version is optimal for small and mid-sized businesses and for remote offices. Office Communications Server relies on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can add real-time teamwork capabilities and presence awareness to popular Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence information generated by the server can also be added to line-of-business applications. Office Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for team sites and web portals, providing presence and IM support from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide professional consulting services for all these technologies and can assist you in designing and implementing an installation of Microsoft Communications Server in order to optimize the productivity impact 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 Office Communications Server.
Progent's consultants can help you to install Microsoft Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Office Communications Server 2007:
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