MS Windows SBS Consulting Services Microsoft debuted the latest release of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade server platforms to smaller businesses in an affordable bundle. Targeted for companies with as many as 75 users, Windows SBS is an integrated server platform created to help businesses make their data more secure and their network more productive.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The basic edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for organizations with up to 75 PC users and provides network administrators easier manageability of their information system by eliminating complications and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to business e-mail, calendars, contacts and information to users when they are away from the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Introduces Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist You to Deploy Windows SBS 2008
The optimal deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT support firm with real-world experience and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can assist you to deploy the main components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can assist small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, responsiveness, and operability handling realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in setting up physical and virtualized servers, design fault-tolerant solutions such as server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house network administration team, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring processes to track system protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for service continuity, easy expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile communication products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management services.

SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server installations that can significantly enhance important aspects of your organization's information environment including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and integration support, assist you to configure SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom business software to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection strategy that incorporates portal solutions, and provide online and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server DBM solution is incorporated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide automated server monitoring to ensure your business information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer rapid solutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer security consultants can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help your company to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of affordable services to help you business to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for single machines or notebooks or help you to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles intended to enable small companies to receive an independent security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewall to determine potential risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a network scan from a secure machine within your company firewall to assess your exposure to inside assaults. Both security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured external location. The project is managed by a consultant with high-level security accreditations who produces a report that details and interprets the data captured by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where call for.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual learning for popular desktop programs and operating systems such as Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training provides the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, including instant communication between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning permits the trainer to conduct the class from an online office and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the country. Live online training supports proven teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specific subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through examples individually or as a class.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support engineers provide telephone help and online direct computer connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as needed.

To find out more details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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