Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 Assistance Microsoft unveiled the next edition of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms bring the capabilities of Microsoft’s high-end server technologies to smaller organizations in an affordable package. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 workstations, Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server platform engineered to enable companies make their information safer and make their organization more productive.

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

Windows Essential Business Server is meant for companies with up to 75 desktops and provides IT staff easier manageability of their information system by eliminating complications and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate e-mail, scheduling, addresses and files to workers who are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist Your Company to Deploy MS Windows Small Business Server 2008
The optimal deployment of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT consulting firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you success in planning, executing and managing Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can help your company to integrate the main pieces of the MS Windows SBS and Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information systems built around Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small companies to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, throughput, and operability running your applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, evaluate and improve your current network environment, develop archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in integrating physical and virtual machines, design high-availability strategies such as server and storage clustering, educate your internal IT administration team, and set up automated server and network monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication products, automated tracking of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk services, daily backup, and full messaging management services.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Help
Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically enhance key aspects of your company's information network such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of actionable information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, provide configuration and integration support, assist your business to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive security plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your small business configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server data management solution is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 server monitoring to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide fast remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data security experts can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or customize line-of-business applications or web sites utilize databases managed by SQL Server.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable support services to assist you business to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for individual machines or laptops or work with you to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small businesses to receive an impartial network security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine possible risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a system scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to assess vulnerabilities to internal attacks. The two security inventory services are set up and run from a protected remote site. The project is implemented by an engineer with top security credentials who generates a document that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and suggests practical remediation if appropriate.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual training for an array of client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning provides all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, including immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual training allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from an online office and the students can be spread across an office or across the the U.S. Virtual learning deploys proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service experts offer telephone support and online direct network access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate specialists as needed.

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

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