MS Windows SBS 2008 Consulting Microsoft began shipping the 2008 edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's products offer the power of Windows advanced server platforms to small businesses in a cost-effective bundle. Targeted for companies with up to 75 users, Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution created to enable businesses keep their data more secure and their organization more efficient.

Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The basic package features MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows EBS 2008 is designed for organizations with as many as 75 PCs and provides IT staff greater control over their information system by eliminating complexity and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to corporate messaging, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are away from the office. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Take Advantage of Microsoft SBS 2008
The most productive deployment of Windows Small Business Server requires an IT support firm with hands-on expertise and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in designing, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the major pieces of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, speed, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT management team, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to track system security and performance.

Exchange Server Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer an enterprise-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high availability, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Services feature integration with your network, connectivity with handheld computing products, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam protection, patch and revision control, Help Desk services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer expertise for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance key aspects of your company's IT system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and integration expertise, help you to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom business software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure you installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered data management system is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide continuous server tracking to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified data protection consultants can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for single computers or notebooks or help you to design and implement a network-wide migration to the newest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete an office relocation or consolidation designed to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to allow small businesses to get an independent security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a network scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to assess the risk to internal threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected remote location. The process is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the information collected by the scan and proposes practical improvements if appropriate.

Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual training for popular desktop applications and environments including Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online instruction permits the instructor to run the class from a remote office and the students can be dispersed across an office or across the country. Live online training utilizes proven learning aids such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support engineers offer telephone support and online secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as required.

To find out additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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