Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 Integration Microsoft announced the newest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions offer the capabilities of Microsoft’s advanced server platforms to smaller businesses in an economical package. Intended for organizations with up to 75 users, Microsoft Windows SBS is an integrated server platform created to enable businesses make their information safer and their organization more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The standard edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PCs and gives network administrators easier control over their environment by reducing complexity and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to workers who are away from the office. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Unveils Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help You to Take Advantage of MS Windows SBS 2008
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT consulting company with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, assures you success in designing, executing and administering MS Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can assist you to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, throughput, and compatibility running realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in integrating physical and virtualized machines, develop high-availability solutions such as server and storage clustering, educate your internal IT administration team, and deploy automated server and network monitoring processes to track system protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, patch and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and full messaging management support.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for designing, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve key aspects of your organization's information system such as collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of actionable intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to assess the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation expertise, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom application software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security strategy that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your company installs SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is integrated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide continuous server monitoring to make sure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to offer quick solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of cost-effective services to help your business to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online technical support for individual machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a network-wide rollout of the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a site move or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to receive a professional network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine potential risks in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to uncover the risk to inside attacks. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected external location. The project is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the data collected by the security scan and proposes practical improvements where call for.

Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual instruction for a range of desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning offers all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of many workers. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual learning allows the trainer to run the class from an online facility while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual training supports proven teaching tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can go through problems individually or as a class.

Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service professionals offer phone help and online direct network connection to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified specialists as needed.

To learn more details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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