Windows Small Business Server 2008 Consulting Microsoft introduced the latest edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms bring the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-level server technologies to smaller businesses in an affordable bundle. Targeted for businesses with as many as 75 desktops, Microsoft Windows SBS is an integrated server platform created to enable businesses keep their data more secure and make their network more productive.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premiere versions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is intended for companies with up to 75 users and gives network staff greater control over their information system by eliminating complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business messaging, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help You to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The optimal deployment of MS Windows SBS 2008 calls for a network support firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to integrate the major components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small companies to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, throughput, and operability running your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, develop archiving and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT management team, and deploy proactive server monitoring operations to track system security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity downtime, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, 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 Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer a world-class data center with redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for high uptime, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services feature integration with your network, access to handheld communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack control, Helpdesk services, daily backup, and comprehensive email management support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve key aspects of your company's information network including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of actionable intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide setup and installation support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized application programs to work with SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide protection strategy that incorporates web portal technology, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your organization configures SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server RDBM system is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers automated network tracking to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to provide fast resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual computers or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement a company relocation or merger organized to cause the least possible interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service bundles designed to enable small businesses to get an independent security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert 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 machine inside your firewall to assess your exposure to inside attacks. Both security inventory services are set up and run from a protected remote site. The project is managed by an engineer with top security accreditations who produces a report that details and interprets the data captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation where appropriate.

Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for an array of desktop programs and operating systems including Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training offers all the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including instant communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online learning permits the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed across an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual instruction deploys proven teaching aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a class.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers offer phone support and remote secure network connection to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified experts as needed.

To learn more information concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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