Microsoft made available the R2 version of Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence, instant messaging, teleconferencing, and Voice over IP. The latest version of Microsoft Communications Server features improvements that offer network administrators more control for maintaining their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an extensible platform for communications-enabled work processes.
To lower expenses, increase efficiency, and promote collaboration, the new version of Microsoft Communications Server allows dial-in audioconferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises audioconferencing bridge that can be maintained as part of a company's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which allows workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch audio communications and cooperate with others outside the company on PC, Mac, or Linux computers through a web interface. The latest version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also enables geographically dispersed groups to collaborate by participating in theme-based discussions that persist over time. This application supplies participants with a list of all available discussion sessions and topics, periodically backs up chats in an XML format that meets auditing requirements, delivers tools to search the entire history of chat on a specific theme, and provides triggers and alarms to inform someone about new posts.
the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice communications and mobile workers. The innovative attendant console allows receptionists or team secretaries to manage phone calls and conferences for other users, establish workflows to route phone calls, and handle larger numbers of incoming calls via a user-friendly interface. The Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows companies to cut costs by setting up a straight-through Voice over IP connection between an Internet telephony service supplier and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house VoIP gateways. Also, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile support has been extended to new platforms such as the Motorola RAZR, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Office Communications Server
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server hosts all required services on a single Front End Server. The minimal expense in computer hardware and simplicity of management make this configuration is optimal for small and medium-sized organization and for branch offices. Office Communications Server 2007 is powered by Windows Server and taps into core Windows platforms such as Active Directory, SQL Server, Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server, you can incorporate instant collaboration features and presence to popular MS Office programs like as Outlook, Excel, and Word. Presence information generated by your server can also be added to productivity applications. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence mechanism for team sites and portals, delivering presence awareness and Instant Messaging support from within Windows SharePoint Services sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer expert technical services for all these technologies and can assist you in designing and executing an installation of Office Communications Server so as to optimize the productivity impact of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also assist you to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the latest edition of Microsoft Office Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to benefit from the presence awareness, IM, and VoIP features available with Microsoft Office Communications Server:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, speed, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in integrating actual and virtualized machines, design high-availability strategies including server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT management team, and set up proactive server and network monitoring operations to track system security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network disruption, simplifies long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer a world-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your business network, access to mobile communication products, automated tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision control, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day data backup, and full messaging administration support.
SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance important areas of your company's IT environment including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to evaluate the business case for deploying Office SharePoint, provide setup and integration expertise, assist your business to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized application programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide protection strategy that incorporates web portal technology, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your small business configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management solution is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide automated server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to offer rapid solutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server 2008.
Windows Active Directory Consulting and Support Services
Windows Active Directory requires significant hands-on experience to integrate efficiently across an enterprise. Progentís Microsoft qualified Active Directory engineers are skilled in planning, integrating, and troubleshooting complex Enterprise Active Directory installations. Progentís fields of proven competence with Windows 2003 and 2008 AD include replication problems, multi-domain partition design, correcting corrupted AD objects, dealing with legacy legacy version configuration objects in online Active Directory systems, and repair of failed configurations of AD and Active Directory-integrated applications.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for individual PCs and handheld devices or help you to plan and carry out a network-wide rollout of the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Wireless Solutions Support
Progentís consultants provide expertise in multiple disciplines relevant to mobile networking including network topology, wireless data synchronization, wireless protection, mobile email, Windows Mobile, Research in Motion Blackberry, and wireless application programming. Progent's certified experts can save your business work and money by using their wireless experience to show you how to select and configure wireless access technologies that make sense for your business. Progent can also optimize your IT infrastructure so that wireless appliances work more reliably.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support engineers offer phone help and online secure network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as needed.
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