Microsoft Windows SBS Support Microsoft introduced the newest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's products bring the power of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to small and midsize businesses in an affordable package. Intended for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server solution engineered to help businesses keep their data more secure and make their workers more productive.

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

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is intended for companies with as many as 75 workstations and provides IT staff more manageability of their information system by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business e-mail, scheduling, contacts and files to users when they are not at their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Integrate Microsoft Windows SBS
The optimal installation of Windows Small Business Server calls for a network consulting firm with hands-on experience and a broad background in planning and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help your company to deploy the major pieces of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other affordable services to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT networks built around Windows SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, document backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, help in integrating actual and virtual machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including server clustering, train your internal network administration team, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to track system security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you design and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high availability, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Services feature integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management services.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide help for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance key areas of your organization's IT network including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, access to management intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and installation support, help you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application software to work with Office SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide protection plan that includes portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Help Desk support.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your organization configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management solution is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide automated server tracking to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to offer fast solutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network security consultants can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of affordable consulting and support services to assist you company to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote help for individual machines or laptops or help you to plan and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small businesses to get an objective network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert administers a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine potential risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your firewall to uncover your exposure to internal attacks. Both security inventory packages are configured and run from a secured remote site. The project is implemented by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the data collected by the scan and proposes practical remediation if appropriate.

Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent offers online virtual instruction for popular client applications and environments such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning offers the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, including immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online instruction allows the instructor to run the seminar from a remote office while the students can be spread throughout a campus or across the country. Live online instruction deploys proven teaching tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service experts offer telephone support and online direct computer access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as required.

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

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