Windows SBS Expertise Microsoft began shipping the latest version of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms offer the power of Microsoft’s high-end server platforms to small businesses in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for businesses with as many as 75 PC users, Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server platform engineered to help companies make their information safer and make their workers more efficient.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Windows EBS 2008 is intended for businesses with up to 75 PCs and provides IT administrators more manageability of their information system by reducing complications and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to corporate e-mail, scheduling, addresses and files to users who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Company to Integrate Microsoft Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of Microsoft Small Business Server requires an IT consulting company with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to integrate the main pieces of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of IT systems built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, throughput, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in installing physical and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT management staff, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure system security and performance.

Exchange Server Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert support team can show you how to define and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high uptime, easy scalability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam filtering, patch and service pack control, Helpdesk services, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance important areas of your organization's IT network including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist your company to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation support, assist your business to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security strategy that includes web portal technology, and provide remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your company configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server database solution is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent offers automated network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide quick resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified data protection consultants can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for individual machines or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the latest version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete an office move or consolidation organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages intended to enable small companies to receive an impartial security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure machine inside your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured external site. The process is implemented by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and proposes practical remediation if call for.

Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual training for popular client programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training provides all the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual training permits the instructor to run the class from an online facility and the students can be spread throughout a campus or across the country. Live online instruction utilizes proven learning tools such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific topics or longer in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a class.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support experts offer telephone help and online direct network access to isolate and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as needed.

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

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