MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 Consulting Services Microsoft made available the 2008 version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. These solutions deliver the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade server technologies to small and midsize businesses in an economical bundle. Designed for organizations with up to 75 users, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server platform created to enable businesses make their information safer and make their organization more efficient.

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

Microsoft Essential Business Server is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PC users and provides IT staff easier control over their information system by reducing complications and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business messaging, calendars, addresses and files to users when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The optimal deployment of Windows Small Business Server requires a network consulting company with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you results in designing, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's consultants can help your company to deploy the main components of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to improve the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks built around SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small companies to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, performance, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, document archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in installing actual and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies including server and storage clustering, educate your in-house network administration team, and set up automated server and network monitoring operations to track system protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that avoids network downtime, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services offer a world-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for high availability, easy scalability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld computing products, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack control, Contact Center services, per-day backup, and full messaging management services.

Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for planning, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance important areas of your information system such as teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business case for adopting Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation expertise, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom business software to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site troubleshooting and Call Center support.

SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your organization configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management system is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to ensure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to offer rapid resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for individual computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a network-wide rollout of the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages designed to allow small businesses to get an impartial network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine potential risks in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a system scan from an authorized machine inside your company firewall to determine the risk to inside assaults. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected external site. The project is managed by an engineer with top security accreditations who produces a report that summarizes and interprets the information captured by the security scan and proposes practical remediation where appropriate.

Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for popular client programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online instruction permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Live online training deploys proven teaching aids such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific subjects or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service professionals provide telephone help and online direct computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as needed.

For more details concerning Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
















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