Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Help Microsoft debuted the next version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions offer the power of Microsoft’s advanced server platforms to small and midsize businesses in an economical package. Designed for businesses with up to 75 PCs, MS Windows SBS is an integrated server platform created to help companies keep their information more secure and their network more productive.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premiere versions. The standard edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is intended for organizations with up to 75 users and offers IT staff greater control over their environment by reducing complications and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business messaging, scheduling, addresses and information to workers when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist You to Get the Most Out of Windows SBS 2008
The optimal deployment of Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT support firm with real-world expertise and a broad background in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the major components of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT networks based on SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, throughput, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can help with creating a rollout plan, assess and improve your current network environment, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in installing physical and virtualized servers, design fault-tolerant solutions including server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT administration staff, and set up automated server monitoring operations to track system security and efficiency.

Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for service continuity, easy expandability, and fast restoration. Services include integration with your network, access to mobile communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day backup, and full email administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer expertise for designing, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve important aspects of your organization's information environment such as teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation support, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom business software to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive protection strategy that includes web portal solutions, and provide remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your small business configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database system is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent offers automated server monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to provide quick resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or customize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable services to assist your company to install, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for single machines or laptops or help your business to design and implement a network-wide rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete a company move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles designed to allow small businesses to get an independent network security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a comprehensive test of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to determine the risk to inside attacks. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured remote location. The process is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a report that details and analyzes the data collected by the scan and suggests practical improvements where appropriate.

Live Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent provides live virtual learning for a range of desktop programs and environments such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning provides all the benefits of conventional in-person seminars, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple workers. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online training allows the trainer to run the class from an online office while the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the country. Virtual instruction supports proven learning aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Emergency Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support experts offer telephone support and online direct computer access to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical experience available from Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate specialists as required.

To learn additional information about Progent's consulting services for Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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