Microsoft made available the Release 2 version of Microsoft Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, web conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The latest version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 features improvements that give network administrators additional versatility for maintaining their communications system efficiently while providing an extensible platform for communications-enabled work activity.
To reduce expenses, increase productivity, and promote teamwork, the new Release 2 of Office Communications Server 2007 permits phone conferencing to replace expensive outside services with an in-house audioconferencing bridge that can be maintained as part of an organization's overall communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which allows users to share their desktop transparently and initiate audio communications and collaborate with colleagues external to the company on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux-powered computers via a Web-based interface. The new version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed teams to work together by taking part in theme-based dialogues that extend over time. This application supplies users with a list of all active chat rooms and topics, automatically archives discussions in a format that meets auditing regulations, provides utilities to search the entire history of chat on a given topic, and offers triggers and alerts to notify people about new posts.
the latest version of Microsoft Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice and mobility. The new attendant window permits support personnel or group secretaries to manage phone calls and conferences on behalf of other users, set up processes to direct calls, and manage larger volumes of incoming calls through a software-based console. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows businesses to reduce expenses by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an IP telephony service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server without requiring in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to more platforms such as the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You to Integrate Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Microsoft Communications Server hosts all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in hardware and simplicity of administration make this version is ideal for small and mid-sized companies and for remote offices. Office Communications Server is powered by Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server 2007, you can add real-time collaboration features and presence to ubiquitous Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence awareness from the server can also be added to productivity applications. Office Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for collaborative web sites and portals, delivering presence and Instant Messaging support from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals can provide expert consulting support for all these technologies and can help your company in planning and executing a rollout of Microsoft Communications Server so as to optimize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP solution. Progent can in addition assist you to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest edition of Office Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, Instant Messaging, and VoIP features available with Office Communications Server 2007:
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Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service experts provide telephone help and online secure network access to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate experts as required.
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