Windows SBS 2008 Support Microsoft debuted the next edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms bring the power of Windows high-end server platforms to small and midsize organizations in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for organizations with as many as 75 desktops, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server platform created to enable businesses make their data more secure and make their network more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The basic package includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for businesses with up to 75 desktops and gives IT administrators more manageability of their environment by eliminating complications and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business messaging, calendars, contacts and files to users when they are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Releases Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Company to Deploy Windows SBS 2008
The most productive configuration of MS Windows SBS requires an IT consulting firm with real-world experience and a broad background in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, assures you results in designing, executing and administering Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can assist you to deploy the major components of the Microsoft Small Business Server and Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT networks based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, performance, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in installing physical and virtualized machines, develop high-availability strategies such as failover server clustering, educate your in-house network administration staff, and set up automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure system protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and fast recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, automated tracking of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management services.

Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically enhance key aspects of your IT system including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to management intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to assess the business case for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation support, help you to set up SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person troubleshooting and Call Center support.

SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your small business installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers automated server tracking to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network security experts can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or personalize business applications or web sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a wide range of cost-effective support services to assist your company to install, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online technical support for single machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a network-wide rollout of the newest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement a site relocation or merger designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small companies to receive a professional security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional runs a network scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to assess the risk to inside assaults. The two security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected remote site. The process is managed by a consultant with top security credentials who produces a document that details and analyzes the data captured by the scan and proposes practical improvements where appropriate.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual learning for popular client applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides all the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple workers. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online training permits the trainer to conduct the class from an online office while the clients can be dispersed across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online training utilizes powerful teaching mechanisms like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or longer in time and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals offer phone support and online direct network connection to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and economically. The scope of IT expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified specialists as needed.

For additional information concerning Progent's support for Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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