Microsoft began shipping the most recent version of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft's platform for unifying presence awareness, instant messaging, web conferencing, and Voice over IP. The next version of Microsoft Office Communications Server includes enhancements that offer IT managers more flexibility for maintaining their communications infrastructure effectively while providing an expandable platform for communications-enabled work activity.
To reduce costs, increase productivity, and enhance teamwork, the new Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server 2007 permits phone audioconferencing to replace costly third-part services with an on-premises conferencing software bridge that can be administered as part of an organization's current communications environment. Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 also now permits desktop sharing, which allows users to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and collaborate with others outside the company on Windows PC, Macintosh, or Linux-powered platforms through a Web-based interface. The new version of Microsoft Office Communications Server also enables geographically dispersed teams to work together by participating in theme-based dialogues that persist indefinitely. This application provides users with a list of all active discussion sessions and themes, periodically backs up chats in a format that addresses compliance regulations, delivers tools to look through the complete history of chat on a specific theme, and provides triggers and alerts to notify someone of recent posts.
the latest edition of Office Communications Server also incorporates improved support for voice and mobile workers. The new attendant console allows receptionists or team administrators to manage calls and conferences for other users, set up processes to direct calls, and handle higher numbers of incoming calls through a software-based console. A new SIP trunking feature enables companies to reduce costs by establishing up a straight-through VoIP interface between an Internet telephony service provider and Office Communications Server 2007 without requiring in-house gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile functionality has been extended to new platforms including the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Engineers Can Help You to Benefit from Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server hosts all necessary services on one physical Front End Server. The small investment in computer hardware and ease of management make this version is optimal for small and mid-sized organization and for branch offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server relies on Windows Server and takes advantage of powerful Windows Server technologies such as Active Directory, SQL Server, System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server 2007, you can add instant collaboration capabilities and presence to popular MS Office programs such as Outlook, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft 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 collaborative sites and web portals, providing presence and IM access from within SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified engineers offer expert consulting services for all these areas and can help you in designing and implementing an installation of Office Communications Server 2007 so as to maximize the business impact of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also assist your company to migrate from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current edition of Microsoft Communications Server.
Progent's IT professionals can help your company to install Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and configure a range of Microsoft technologies to benefit from the presence, Instant Messaging, and Voice over IP features enabled by Microsoft Office Communications Server:
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Progentís consultants offer experience in a variety of technologies related to mobile connectivity such as network architecture, wireless data synchronization, wireless security, mobile e-mail, Microsoft Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and wireless application development. Progent's certified experts can save your business work and expense by using their wireless experience to show you how to choose and integrate wireless connectivity technologies that make sense for your company. Progent can also optimize your network infrastructure so that mobile handhelds work more reliably.
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Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals provide phone help and online direct network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT experience available from Progent's team of country-wide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified specialists as needed.
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