Microsoft introduced the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's solution for streamlining presence awareness, IM infrastructure, remote conferencing, and Voice over IP. The next edition of Office Communications Server includes improvements that give network administrators more flexibility for managing their communications infrastructure efficiently while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled work processes.
To reduce costs, increase efficiency, and support collaboration, the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 allows dial-in audioconferencing to eliminate expensive third-part services with an on-premises audioconferencing software bridge that is administered as part of an organization's existing communications infrastructure. Microsoft Communications Server also now features desktop sharing, which allows users to share their PC transparently and initiate audio communications and team up with colleagues external to the company on Windows PC, Mac, or Linux-powered platforms via a web interface. The new edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed teams to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that extend over time. This application supplies participants with a list of all available chat rooms and themes, automatically archives discussions in a file format that addresses compliance requirements, provides tools to search the complete history of discussion on a specific theme, and provides triggers and alarms to inform people of recent updates.
the new edition of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 also includes improved support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant console allows receptionists or group secretaries to manage calls and conferences for associates, establish processes to direct phone calls, and manage higher volumes of incoming calls via a software-based console. The SIP trunking feature allows companies to cut costs by establishing up a direct Voice over IP interface between an IP telephony service supplier and Microsoft Communications Server 2007 without requiring in-house VoIP gateways. Also, 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 You to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Microsoft Office Communications Server hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The small investment in computer hardware and simplicity of administration make this version is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 relies on Windows Server and takes advantage of core Windows platforms such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Microsoft Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server, you can add instant collaboration features and presence awareness to popular MS Office programs like as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office Word. Presence information from your server can also be added to line-of-business applications. Office Communications Server also serves as the presence engine for collaborative web sites and web portals, delivering presence and Instant Messaging access from within Windows SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can provide expert technical services for all these technologies and can help your company in planning and executing a rollout of Microsoft Office Communications Server so as to optimize the business value of this communications platform. Progent can in addition assist your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the Release 2 edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to install Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence, IM, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007:
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