MS Windows SBS Support Microsoft began shipping the latest release of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These products offer the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server technologies to smaller organizations in a cost-effective package. Designed for businesses with up to 75 users, Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable companies keep their data more secure and make their network more productive.

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

Windows Essential Business Server is intended for organizations with up to 75 desktops and provides network administrators easier control over their information system by reducing complexity and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to users when they are not at their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Windows Small Business Server
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for a network support firm with real-world experience and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you success in designing, executing and managing MS Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy the main components of the Windows SBS and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information networks built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small companies to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, speed, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve your current network environment, document archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing actual and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions including server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure system security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high availability, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services feature integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, continual tracking of performance and security, spam filtering, security update and revision control, Help Desk support, daily backup, and comprehensive email administration services.

SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve key areas of your company's IT environment including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of business information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, provide setup and integration support, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application software to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates web portal technology, and provide remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered data management solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide fast remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer security consultants can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's developers can assist your company to create or customize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize information controlled by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of affordable services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for single computers or laptops or help your business to design and implement a network-wide migration to the most current release of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and complete a company move or merger designed to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to enable small companies to get an impartial network security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional runs a system scan from an authorized machine within your firewall to assess the risk to internal assaults. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected remote location. The project is implemented by an engineer who has earned top security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the data collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if call for.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual instruction for popular client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides all the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual education allows the trainer to conduct the class from a remote facility while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Live online instruction supports powerful learning aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals offer telephone support and online secure computer connection to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as needed.

For more information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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