Microsoft unveiled the Release 2 version of Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft's platform for streamlining presence awareness, instant messaging, video conferencing, and IP-based calling. The latest edition of Office Communications Server 2007 features improvements that offer IT organizations more control for supporting their communications system efficiently while providing an extensible architecture for communications-enabled business processes.
To lower expenses, improve productivity, and enhance collaboration, the latest release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 allows phone audioconferencing to eliminate expensive outside services with an in-house audioconferencing software bridge that can be administered as part of an organization's current communications infrastructure. Microsoft Office Communications Server also now permits desktop sharing, which enables workers to share their PC seamlessly and launch calls and cooperate with colleagues external to the company on PC, Mac, or Linux computers through a web connection. The new release of Microsoft Office Communications Server also allows geographically dispersed teams to work together by taking part in theme-based discussions that extend over time. This tool provides users with a list of all active discussion rooms and themes, automatically archives discussions in an XML file format that meets compliance requirements, delivers utilities to search the complete record of chat on a given topic, and provides triggers and alerts to notify someone of new posts.
Release 2 of Microsoft Communications Server also includes improved support for voice communications and mobile workers. The new attendant window allows support personnel or group administrators to manage phone calls and conferences for associates, set up workflows to route calls, and handle larger volumes of incoming communications through an intuitive software interface. A new Session Initiation Protocol trunking feature allows companies to reduce costs by setting up a direct Voice over IP connection between an IP telephony service supplier and Office Communications Server 2007 without needing in-house gateways. Also, Office Communicator Mobile functionality now includes more platforms such as the Motorola RAZR, RIM Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
How Progent's Microsoft Gold certified Consultants Can Help Your Business to Integrate Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2
A Standard Edition Office Communications Server manages all required services on one physical Front End Server. The minimal investment in computer hardware and ease of administration make this version is ideal for small and medium-sized companies and for remote offices. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 relies on Microsoft Windows Server and taps into core Windows technologies such as Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, and Exchange Server. With Microsoft Communications Server, you can add instant collaboration features and presence to popular MS Office programs like as Microsoft Office Outlook, Excel, and Microsoft Word. Presence information from your server can also be incorporated into productivity software. Office Communications Server 2007 also serves as the presence engine for team web sites and web portals, providing presence awareness and IM support from within Windows SharePoint sites.
Progent's Microsoft-Gold certified professionals offer expert technical services for all these technologies and can help you in designing and implementing an installation of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 so as to optimize the productivity value of this IM, presence, and VoIP platform. Progent can also help your company to upgrade from Microsoft Live Communications Server to the current edition of Microsoft Communications Server.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy Office Communications Server and configure a wide of Microsoft platforms to take advantage of the presence awareness, IM, and Voice over IP features available with Office Communications Server:
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