Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Support Microsoft introduced the newest version of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's products bring the capabilities of Microsoft’s advanced server platforms to smaller organizations in a cost-effective package. Intended for companies with up to 75 desktops, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable businesses keep their data more secure and make their workers more productive.

Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The basic package features MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Essential Business Server is meant for companies with as many as 75 PCs and gives IT administrators greater manageability of their information system by eliminating complications and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business messaging, scheduling, addresses and files to workers who are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The most productive configuration of Microsoft SBS 2008 requires an IT consulting company with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, executing and managing Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to integrate the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows SBS and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, performance, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in setting up physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions including server and storage clustering, train your in-house network management team, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to track system security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids network downtime, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for service continuity, smooth expandability, and fast restoration. Progent's services feature integration with your business network, access to handheld computing devices, automated tracking of performance and security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management support.

Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer expertise for planning, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve important areas of your organization's information environment such as collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to evaluate the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation support, assist you to set up SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom application software to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection plan that includes web portal technology, and provide online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your organization installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM solution is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 server monitoring to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide quick solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or personalize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable services to help your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for single machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and implement a site move or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to allow small businesses to receive an objective network security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your company firewall to uncover potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to determine your exposure to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected remote site. The project is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and suggests practical improvements where appropriate.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides online virtual training for a range of client programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online education offers all the advantages of traditional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual instruction permits the trainer to conduct the class from an online office and the students can be spread across an office or across the the U.S. Live online training deploys proven learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support engineers provide phone support and remote direct network access to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as required.

To find out more details about Progent's support services for Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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