Microsoft unveiled the most recent version of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for managing presence, IM infrastructure, video conferencing, and software-based VoIP. The R2 version of Microsoft Communications Server features improvements that offer IT organizations additional versatility for managing their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled business processes.
To reduce costs, improve efficiency, and promote teamwork, the new version of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises conferencing bridge that can be managed as part of an organization's overall communications environment. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows users to share their PC seamlessly and initiate audio communications and team up with others external to the company on PC, Macintosh, or Linux platforms via a Web-based connection. The new version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed teams to collaborate by taking part in topic-based dialogues that persist indefinitely. This tool supplies participants with a list of all active chat sessions and topics, automatically backs up discussions in a file format that addresses auditing requirements, delivers utilities to search the entire record of discussion on a specific topic, and offers filters and alerts to notify people about new posts.
The new version of Office Communications Server 2007 also includes improved support for voice communications and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console permits receptionists or group administrators to control calls and conferences for other users, establish workflows to route phone calls, and manage higher volumes of incoming communications via a software-based interface. A new SIP trunking feature allows companies to reduce expenses by establishing up a straight-through VoIP interface between an IP phone service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house gateways. In addition, Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to more platforms including the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server hosts all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The minimal investment in computer hardware and simplicity of administration make this version is optimal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server is based on Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows Server technologies like as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can incorporate instant teamwork capabilities and presence to popular Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence awareness generated by the server can also be integrated into productivity applications. Office Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for collaborative sites and portals, delivering presence and IM access from within SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer expert consulting support for all these technologies and can assist you in planning and executing a deployment of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 in order to maximize the productivity impact of this communications solution. Progent can also help your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest version of Office Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can help you to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and integrate a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP capabilities enabled by Microsoft Communications Server:
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