Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Consulting Microsoft made available the latest edition of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions deliver the power of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize businesses in an affordable bundle. Targeted for companies with as many as 75 users, Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their information more secure and make their organization more efficient.

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

Windows Essential Business Server is targeted for businesses with as many as 75 PC users and offers IT staff more control over their environment by reducing complications and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate e-mail, scheduling, addresses and files to workers when they are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Releases Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Company to Deploy MS Windows SBS 2008
The most productive deployment of Windows SBS calls for a network support company with real-world expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you results in planning, deploying and managing Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to integrate the major components of the Microsoft SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small businesses to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, performance, and compatibility running your workloads. Progent can assist with creating a rollout strategy, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing actual and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering, train your internal network administration team, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure system protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth scalability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with handheld computing devices, continual tracking of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack management, Help Desk services, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.

Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer expertise for planning, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly improve key aspects of your organization's IT system including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation expertise, help you to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application software to work with Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide protection strategy that incorporates web portal technology, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center support.

SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you installs SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM solution is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to provide rapid remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help your company to develop or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by SQL Server.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for individual machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the latest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small companies to get a professional network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert administers a comprehensive examination of your network from beyond your firewall to determine possible risks in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer executes a system scan from a secure machine inside your firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to internal attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected remote site. The project is managed by an engineer with high-level security credentials who generates a document that details and interprets the data captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where call for.

Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual learning for popular client programs and environments including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education offers the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including instant interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online training permits the trainer to run the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning deploys powerful learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or extended in time and wider in scope. Instructors and students can work through problems individually or as a group.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service professionals provide phone support and remote secure computer access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's team of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as needed.

To find out more details about Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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