Microsoft debuted the newest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for managing presence awareness, instant messaging, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The most recent edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server features enhancements that give IT managers additional control for maintaining their communications infrastructure efficiently while representing an extensible platform for collaborative work processes.
To reduce costs, improve productivity, and support collaboration, the latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 permits phone conferencing to eliminate costly outside services with an in-house audioconferencing software bridge that can be controlled along with the overall communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now features desktop sharing, which enables users to share their desktop transparently and initiate calls and collaborate with others external to the organization on PC, Apple Mac, or Linux computers through a web interface. The latest release of Office Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed teams to collaborate by participating in theme-based dialogues that extend indefinitely. This tool supplies participants with a list of all active chat rooms and topics, periodically backs up chats in an XML file format that addresses auditing regulations, delivers tools to search the complete record of discussion on a given topic, and provides triggers and alerts to inform someone about new posts.
the latest version of Office Communications Server also includes enhanced support for voice communications and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console allows receptionists or team administrators to manage calls and conferences on behalf of other users, establish workflows to direct calls, and manage larger numbers of incoming communications via a software-based interface. A new SIP trunking capability allows businesses to cut costs by establishing up a straight-through Voice over IP interface between an IP phone service provider and Microsoft Office Communications Server without needing on-premises gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile support now includes more platforms including the Nokia S40, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Integrate Microsoft Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server manages all necessary services on a single Front End Server. The small expense in computer hardware and simplicity of administration make this configuration is optimal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Communications Server is based on Windows Server and taps into powerful Windows platforms like as Active Directory, SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Office Communications Server, you can add instant teamwork features and presence awareness to ubiquitous MS Office applications like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Word. Presence awareness from the server can also be incorporated into line-of-business software. Office Communications Server also acts as the presence mechanism for team web sites and portals, providing presence awareness and Instant Messaging access from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer professional consulting services for all these technologies and can assist your company in planning and executing an installation of Office Communications Server so as to optimize the business impact of this communications solution. Progent can also assist your company to migrate from Live Communications Server to the Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Microsoft Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP capabilities available with Microsoft Communications Server:
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