MS Windows SBS 2008 Assistance Microsoft introduced the most recent version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions offer the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to small and midsize companies in a cost-effective package. Targeted for organizations with up to 75 PC users, MS Windows SBS is an integrated server platform created to enable companies keep their data safer and make their network more productive.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The basic package includes MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is targeted for organizations with up to 75 PCs and gives network administrators greater manageability of their information system by reducing complexity and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to workers when they are away from the office. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Ships SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of Microsoft SBS 2008 calls for a network support company with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, executing and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consulting experts can assist you to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks built around SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small businesses to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, throughput, and operability handling realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout plan, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in setting up physical and virtualized servers, design fault-tolerant strategies such as failover server clustering, train your in-house network management team, and deploy automated server monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids network disruption, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services feature integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing products, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for designing, configuring, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve key areas of your company's information system such as teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and installation support, help you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized business software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide online and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.

SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your small business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database system is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent offers automated network monitoring to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can assist your company to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize information controlled by SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable consulting and support services to help you business to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote help for single computers or notebooks or help you to design and carry out a network-wide rollout of the latest version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and implement an office relocation or consolidation organized to cause the least possible interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages designed to enable small companies to get an impartial network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert administers an extensive examination of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer executes a network scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to uncover the risk to internal assaults. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected external location. The process is implemented by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who generates a report that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if call for.

Live Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual instruction for a range of client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training offers the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, including instant communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple workers. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual training allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Virtual learning supports proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through examples individually or as a group.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers provide phone help and online secure network access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent specialists as needed.

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

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