Microsoft announced the next version of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for managing presence, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server includes enhancements that give IT managers more versatility for managing their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled business processes.
To lower costs, improve productivity, and enhance teamwork, the new release of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to replace expensive third-part services with an on-premises audioconferencing bridge that is managed along with an organization's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC seamlessly and initiate audio communications and collaborate with others external to the company on PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers through a Web-based interface. The new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server also allows geographically scattered teams to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that persist indefinitely. This tool supplies users with a list of all active chat rooms and topics, periodically archives chats in a file format that meets compliance regulations, delivers utilities to look through the entire history of discussion on a specific topic, and offers filters and alerts to inform people about recent posts.
the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also incorporates improved support for voice and mobility. The new attendant window allows receptionists or group secretaries to manage phone calls and conferences for other users, establish workflows to route phone calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming calls through an intuitive software console. A new SIP trunking feature allows businesses to reduce expenses by setting up a straight-through VoIP connection between an IP telephony service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes new platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server 2007 hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The small expense in computer hardware and ease of management make this version is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for branch offices. Office Communications Server 2007 is powered by Microsoft Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows platforms like as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can incorporate real-time collaboration capabilities and presence awareness to ubiquitous Microsoft Office applications like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be integrated into productivity applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also acts as the presence mechanism for team sites and portals, delivering presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within Windows SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can provide professional technical services for all these technologies and can assist you in planning and implementing an installation of Office Communications Server 2007 so as to optimize the business impact of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can in addition help you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy Office Communications Server 2007 and integrate a range of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can assist small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, performance, and operability running your workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in installing actual and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house network administration team, and set up automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Installation, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's expert consultants can help you define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes productivity disruption, reduces ongoing service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange Server 2007. Services include integration with your business network, access to mobile communication products, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Contact Center support, daily data backup, and comprehensive email administration services.
Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important aspects of your IT environment including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of management information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, deliver setup and installation support, assist your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized application programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates web portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person repair and Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your organization installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based RDBM solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk is available to offer fast remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified data security experts can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to create or customize business programs or web sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server.
Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Microsoft Windows Active Directory requires extensive field experience to integrate efficiently across a large corporation. Progent's Microsoft certified Active Directory consultants are skilled in planning, integrating, and supporting sophisticated Enterprise AD installations. Progent's fields of proven competence with Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition design, repair of corrupted Active Directory objects, dealing with residual beta version configuration objects in production Active Directory systems, and repair of failed installations of Active Directory and AD-integrated programs.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective services to assist you company to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single PCs and moble devices or help you to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement a company relocation or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.
Wireless Technologies Integration
Progent's professionals offer expertise in multiple technologies relevant to mobile connectivity including network architecture, Activesync, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and mobile application development. Progent's certified professionals can save your business time and expense by using their wireless expertise to help you select and configure wireless access solutions that fit the needs of your business. Progent can also optimize your network architecture so that mobile data devices perform better.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progent's National Support Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service experts provide phone support and remote direct network access to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as required.
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