MS Windows Small Business Server Assistance Microsoft began shipping the most recent edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's products deliver the power of Windows enterprise-level server technologies to small and midsize businesses in a cost-effective package. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 PC users, Microsoft Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable businesses keep their data more secure and make their network more productive.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The standard edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is designed for organizations with as many as 75 PCs and gives IT staff easier manageability of their information system by eliminating complications and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to users when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Get the Most Out of Microsoft SBS 2008
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server calls for a network consulting firm with hands-on experience and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can help you to integrate the major components of the Windows SBS and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of IT systems built around SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout plan, evaluate and improve existing network environment, develop backup and restoration processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network management staff, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting and Management Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for fault tolerance, easy expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam protection, security update and service pack management, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management support.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide expertise for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance important areas of your organization's IT network such as collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to assess the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and integration support, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to work with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide security strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and provide remote and on-site repair and Help Desk support.

SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your small business installs Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based database system is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent offers continuous network tracking to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide rapid remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for individual machines or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to plan for and implement a site move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages designed to enable small businesses to receive an impartial network security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs an extensive test of your network from beyond your company firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to assess your exposure to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are configured and executed from a protected external site. The project is managed by an engineer with top security accreditations who produces a report that details and interprets the data collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where appropriate.

Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for popular client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online education provides all the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, including instant communication between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many students. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, live online instruction allows the teacher to run the class from an online facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the country. Virtual training utilizes proven learning aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers offer phone support and online direct computer connection to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as needed.

To find out additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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