Microsoft SBS 2008 Support Services Microsoft made available the latest version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's products deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to smaller organizations in an affordable package. Designed for businesses with up to 75 users, Microsoft Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution created to help companies make their data more secure and their organization more productive.

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

Microsoft EBS 2008 is targeted for companies with as many as 75 PC users and gives network administrators more control over their information system by reducing complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business e-mail, scheduling, contacts and information to users when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Windows Small Business Server 2008
The optimal configuration of Windows Small Business Server calls for a network consulting firm with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.

Progent's consultants can help you to integrate the major components of the Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT systems based on SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small businesses to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, throughput, and operability handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout plan, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in setting up actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house network administration team, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network disruption, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center with redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for service continuity, smooth scalability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with handheld computing devices, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.

Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide help for planning, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve important aspects of your information system including teamwork, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, provide configuration and integration expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your standard and custom application software to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide security plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure you installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM solution is incorporated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous network monitoring to ensure your business network is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide fast solutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to develop or customize business applications or web sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to assist your business to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for single computers or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a large-scale migration to the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and complete a company move or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to receive an impartial network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional executes a system scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to evaluate your exposure to inside threats. Both security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected external location. The project is implemented by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if call for.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides live virtual learning for popular client applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning provides the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, including instant communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, live online education allows the teacher to conduct the class from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed across an office or across the country. Virtual training utilizes powerful learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a class.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service engineers offer phone help and remote direct computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified experts as required.

To learn more details about Progent's support for Microsoft SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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