Microsoft debuted the most recent version of Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The newest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 includes improvements that offer IT managers more flexibility for supporting their communications system efficiently while providing an extensible platform for collaborative work activity.
To reduce expenses, increase productivity, and enhance teamwork, the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server allows phone conferencing to eliminate costly outside services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that is administered along with an organization's existing communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which allows users to share their desktop transparently and launch calls and cooperate with colleagues outside the organization on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux computers via a Web-based connection. The latest release of Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed teams to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that persist over time. This tool supplies participants with a list of all active discussion sessions and themes, automatically backs up chats in a format that meets auditing requirements, delivers utilities to look through the complete history of chat on a given topic, and offers filters and alerts to notify people about new posts.
the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice and mobile workers. The innovative attendant window permits receptionists or team secretaries to manage calls and conferences for associates, establish processes to route calls, and handle higher volumes of incoming calls via a user-friendly interface. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows businesses to cut costs by establishing up a direct VoIP connection between an IP phone service supplier and Office Communications Server without requiring in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes more device platforms including the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server 2007 hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The small expense in hardware and simplicity of administration make this configuration is ideal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is based on Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows technologies like as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can incorporate real-time collaboration capabilities and presence to ubiquitous Office programs like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence awareness from your server can also be added to productivity software. Microsoft Office Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for collaborative sites and web portals, providing presence and IM support from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide professional technical support for all these areas and can help you in designing and implementing a deployment of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition assist you to upgrade from Live Communications Server to the Release 2 version of Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Office Communications Server and integrate a range of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence, IM, and Voice over IP features available with Microsoft Communications Server:
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Progent's SQL Server engineers can help you installs Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer quick resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for better protection. Progent's programmers can help you to create or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
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Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for individual desktop computers and moble devices or help you to design and implement a large-scale migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
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Progentís consultants provide expertise in multiple technologies related to mobile networking including network topology, wireless data synchronization, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless application programming. Progent's Microsoft certified professionals can save your business work and expense by applying their wireless background to help you choose and configure wireless connectivity technologies that fit the needs of your company. Progent can also optimize your IT architecture so that wireless PDAs work better.
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Progentís National Support Center provides national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service engineers provide telephone support and online direct computer access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate specialists as required.
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