Microsoft Windows SBS Consulting and Support Microsoft announced the latest version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These products bring the capabilities of Windows advanced server platforms to smaller organizations in a cost-effective package. Designed for companies with up to 75 workstations, MS Windows SBS is an integrated server solution created to help companies make their data more secure and their workers more productive.

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

Windows Essential Business Server is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PCs and gives network staff greater control over their information system by reducing complications and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to users when they are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Ships Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Integrate Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The optimal installation of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server calls for an IT support company with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, executing and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy the major pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and compatibility running your workloads. Progent can assist with creating a rollout strategy, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in setting up actual and virtualized machines, design high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering, educate your internal network administration team, and set up proactive server and network monitoring processes to track your information system's security and performance.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids network disruption, reduces ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for fault tolerance, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld computing devices, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack management, Help Desk support, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management support.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer assistance for designing, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve important areas of your company's IT network such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of business information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to assess the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and integration support, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your standard and custom business software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal technology, and provide online and on-premises troubleshooting and Call Center services.

SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure you installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database system is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide automated server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide rapid remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified network security experts can assess your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or personalize business applications or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable services to assist you company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual machines or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and implement a site relocation or consolidation organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to allow small businesses to get an objective network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your network from beyond your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to determine the risk to internal assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and executed from a protected remote site. The project is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations who produces a document that details and interprets the information collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where appropriate.

Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, including instant communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual education allows the instructor to conduct the class from a remote facility while the students can be spread across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual learning supports powerful learning aids such as virtual 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. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals offer telephone help and remote direct network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as required.

For more details concerning Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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