Palm has announced that in support of the release of Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Palm Treo smartphones running Windows Mobile are ready to take advantage of Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile 2007.

This free client to the Office Communications Server 2007 software adds "industrial-strength" instant messaging and the ability to quickly locate and check the status of others on the network.

The Office Communicator Mobile 2007 client is designed to extend the reach of Office Communications Server 2007 using Windows Mobile Treo smartphones, including the Treo 700wx and Treo 750 in North America and Europe as well as the Treo 750v and Treo 500v in Europe and other parts of the world.

"We're committed to supporting Microsoft's infrastructure products via our Windows Mobile-powered Treo smartphones", said Joe Fabris, director of wireless solutions for Palm, Inc.

"Our relationship with Microsoft allows us to provide mobile enterprise solutions that serve as long-term investments."

The update is available as a free download.