MS Windows SBS Assistance Microsoft debuted the most recent edition of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to smaller organizations in an economical bundle. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, MS Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution engineered to help companies make their data more secure and their network more efficient.

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

Windows Essential Business Server is meant for businesses with as many as 75 desktops and gives network staff more control over their information system by eliminating complications and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business e-mail, scheduling, contacts and information to workers when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Windows SBS 2008
The most productive configuration of Windows SBS calls for a network support firm with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, deploying and managing Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help your company to integrate the major components of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of information systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can help with creating a deployment plan, evaluate and improve your current network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in setting up physical and virtualized machines, develop high-availability strategies including server clustering, educate your in-house IT management staff, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to track system protection and performance.

Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids productivity disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high uptime, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam filtering, security update and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center support, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.

SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for designing, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve key aspects of your company's IT system such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and integration support, help your business to set up SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your standard and specialized application programs to operate with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide remote and on-site troubleshooting and Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your business configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server DBM system is integrated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to ensure your business information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to offer rapid solutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data security experts can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can help you to create or customize business applications or web sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help your business to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for single computers or laptops or work with you to design and implement a company-wide rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete a site relocation or consolidation organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small businesses to receive an independent network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a comprehensive test of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover possible risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a network scan from an authorized machine inside your company firewall to evaluate vulnerabilities to inside threats. Both security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected remote location. The process is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the information collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where call for.

Virtual Training for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual learning for a range of desktop programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides the benefits of conventional in-person seminars, including instant interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple students. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual education permits the trainer to conduct the class from an online office and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Live online training utilizes proven teaching mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers provide phone help and online secure computer access to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as required.

To find out additional information concerning Progent's support for MS Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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