MS Windows Small Business Server Integration Microsoft began shipping the latest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms deliver the power of Windows advanced server technologies to small and midsize companies in a cost-effective package. Designed for companies with up to 75 PC users, Microsoft Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution created to enable businesses make their data safer and their network more efficient.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The standard edition includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 workstations and provides network administrators more control over their environment by reducing complications and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and information to users who are not at their desks. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Company to Integrate Microsoft SBS
The optimal installation of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for a network support company with real-world expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, assures you results in designing, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy the major components of the Microsoft SBS and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of IT systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, performance, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can assist with developing a rollout strategy, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in installing actual and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT administration team, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure system protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center with backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam filtering, security update and revision management, Help Desk services, daily backup, and full email administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will significantly improve important aspects of your organization's information system including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and integration support, help you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security strategy that includes web portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person repair and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your organization installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM system is integrated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide automated server monitoring to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide rapid solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security engineers can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to create or customize business programs or web sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of affordable services to help your business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for single machines or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a network-wide migration to the newest release of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a site move or merger organized to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service bundles designed to enable small companies to get an objective security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional runs a system scan from an authorized computer within your firewall to assess your exposure to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured external location. The process is implemented by an engineer who has earned top security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the information collected by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if appropriate.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for a range of client applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides all the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual learning permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed across an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual education deploys proven teaching tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service experts provide telephone support and online direct computer connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as needed.

To learn more details about Progent's support for MS Windows Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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