Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Help Microsoft debuted the latest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions offer the power of Windows enterprise-grade server technologies to small organizations in an economical bundle. Intended for organizations with up to 75 workstations, Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable companies make their data more secure and make their network more productive.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium versions. The basic edition includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows EBS 2008 is targeted for organizations with up to 75 desktops and gives IT staff more manageability of their environment by eliminating complications and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate e-mail, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist You to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Windows SBS
The optimal configuration of Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for an IT support company with hands-on expertise and a broad background in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, executing and managing Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy the major pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of information systems based on SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small companies to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, responsiveness, and operability handling realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a rollout plan, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in integrating physical and virtual servers, design fault-tolerant solutions including server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT administration team, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, and failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high availability, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile computing products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide assistance for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key areas of your company's IT environment including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to management intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and integration expertise, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized application programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that incorporates web portal technology, and deliver remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Call Center services.

SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help you installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server database system is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent offers continuous network tracking to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to offer fast resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or customize business programs or web sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable services to assist you business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote help for single machines or notebooks or help you to plan and implement a network-wide migration to the latest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete a company move or merger organized to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to get a professional security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to uncover potential risks in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a network scan from a secure machine within your firewall to determine your exposure to internal attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected external location. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who produces a report that details and interprets the information captured by the scan and proposes practical remediation if call for.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular desktop applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the country. Virtual learning deploys powerful learning aids like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples individually or as a group.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service professionals offer phone help and online direct computer access to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical experience available from Progent's team of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to competent experts as needed.

For more details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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