Windows SBS 2008 Support Microsoft introduced the newest edition of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions bring the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade server technologies to smaller organizations in an economical package. Designed for organizations with up to 75 users, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution created to help companies keep their data more secure and their network more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The basic edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere version adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Windows EBS 2008 is targeted for businesses with as many as 75 users and offers network staff easier manageability of their information system by eliminating complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to workers who are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Windows SBS
The most productive deployment of Microsoft SBS requires a network consulting company with real-world experience and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, assures you results in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's consultants can assist you to integrate the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can assist small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, speed, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network environment, document backup and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtualized servers, develop high-availability solutions such as server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house network management team, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to track system protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert support team can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for high availability, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld communication devices, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk support, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.

SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can provide help for planning, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance key aspects of your organization's IT system such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver setup and installation expertise, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection plan that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure you installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM system is integrated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide automated server monitoring to make sure your business information system is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can help you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by SQL Server.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or laptops or help you to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to plan for and complete a company relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to allow small companies to get an impartial network security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive test of your network from outside your firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer executes a system scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to assess vulnerabilities to inside attacks. The two security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected external location. The project is managed by a consultant who has earned top security credentials who produces a document that details and interprets the information collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective improvements if appropriate.

Live Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and environments such as Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online education provides all the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple students. Available to individuals or groups of any size, virtual education permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility while the students can be spread throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual training supports powerful teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific topics or longer in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a group.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals offer phone support and remote direct network access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent specialists as required.

To find out additional information concerning Progent's support services for Microsoft SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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