MessageStats will extend the Microsoft Communications Server “14” connection data recording capabilities by providing internal reporting capabilities for billing and internal cost accounting. This allows customers to calculate the operational costs of using and using the Microsoft Communications Server “14” and performing chargebacks to easily create trends and analytics. In addition, MessageStats will include features that enable reporting on instant messaging services, data transfers, audio and video conferencing, and Microsoft Office live meeting sessions. This allows reconciliation transactions from the user level to the department level.
“The combination of Microsoft Communications Server” 14 “and Quest MessageStats extends and enriches the new world of communications,” said Yancey Smith, Director of Communications Server Product Management at Microsoft. “Quest MessageStats completes the features and functionality of the Microsoft Communications Server” 14 “with additional usage and offsetting capabilities that allow users to assess the value of their acquired and implemented internal accounting system.”
“We are working hard to develop our products to help companies make the right investment decisions for their communications environment,” said John Milburn, vice president and general manager of Windows Management at Quest Software. “Our solution, MessageStats, completes the capabilities of the Communications Server” 14 “, giving users the ability to easily and effectively manage their communications from a single interface.”
Quest MessageStats support for Microsoft Communications Server “14” will be available at the same time as the product release. Currently, Quest MessageStats supports Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
About Quest Windows Management
Quest Software’s Windows management solutions are designed to simplify, automate and protect Active Directory, Exchange and Windows Server environments. In addition, non-Windows systems such as Linux and Unix can be integrated into the central administration.
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