Windows SBS Assistance Microsoft unveiled the latest version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions offer the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize businesses in an economical package. Intended for companies with up to 75 desktops, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable companies keep their information safer and make their workers more productive.

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

Microsoft Essential Business Server is meant for businesses with up to 75 desktops and offers IT administrators easier manageability of their environment by reducing complications and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business e-mail, scheduling, contacts and files to users when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Business to Integrate MS Windows SBS
The optimal configuration of Windows SBS 2008 calls for an IT support firm with real-world expertise and a broad knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to integrate the main components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT systems based on Windows SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, throughput, and compatibility running realistic workloads. Progent can assist with creating a deployment plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in setting up physical and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration team, and deploy automated server monitoring processes to ensure system protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for high availability, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld communication devices, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk services, per-day data backup, and full email management support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for planning, configuring, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important aspects of your information system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to business information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide configuration and integration support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom business software to work with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive security plan that includes web portal technology, and provide remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your company installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server DBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers automated server monitoring to ensure your business network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer quick remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for single machines or notebooks or help you to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and implement an office move or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to allow small companies to receive an independent network security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers a comprehensive examination of your network from beyond your company firewall to uncover potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to assess the risk to inside assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a secured remote site. The project is implemented by a consultant with high-level security accreditations who produces a report that summarizes and interprets the information collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where call for.

Live Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for an array of desktop programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education offers all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, including instant communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of any size, live online instruction permits the trainer to run the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction deploys powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples individually or as a group.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support experts provide telephone help and online secure network connection to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified experts as needed.

To find out more details about Progent's consulting support for MS Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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