MS Windows SBS Expertise Microsoft announced the most recent edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions bring the power of Windows enterprise-grade server platforms to small organizations in an economical package. Targeted for organizations with up to 75 workstations, Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server platform created to help businesses keep their information more secure and their network more efficient.

Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in basic and premiere editions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is designed for businesses with up to 75 users and offers network staff easier control over their information system by reducing complexity 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 messaging, calendars, addresses and files to workers who are away from the office. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Small Business Server
The optimal configuration of Windows SBS 2008 calls for an IT consulting company with real-world experience and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and managing Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Small Business Server 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 information systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can assist small businesses to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, speed, and operability handling your workloads. Progent can help with developing a rollout strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and restoration processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, assist in setting up actual and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies including failover server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration team, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to track system protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam filtering, patch and revision management, Contact Center services, daily data backup, and comprehensive email administration services.

SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve key aspects of your organization's IT network including teamwork, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to actionable information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, provide setup and integration expertise, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security strategy that includes portal technology, and deliver remote and on-site troubleshooting and Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server database system is integrated effectively with your application software. Progent offers continuous server tracking to ensure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to offer fast remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security experts can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to develop or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to help you business to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual machines or notebooks or help you to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of the most current release of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete a company move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small companies to receive an independent security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to evaluate vulnerabilities to internal assaults. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected external location. The project is implemented by an engineer with top security credentials who produces a document that details and interprets the data collected by the scan and suggests practical improvements where call for.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Programs
Progent offers online virtual learning for an array of client programs and environments such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education provides the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of many workers. Available to single students or classes of any size, live online education permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be spread across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction utilizes proven teaching aids such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service engineers provide telephone support and remote secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's staff of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate specialists as needed.

For more details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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