Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Assistance Microsoft made available the most recent edition of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. These solutions deliver the capabilities of Windows advanced server platforms to smaller companies in an affordable bundle. Designed for companies with up to 75 desktops, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server platform engineered to enable companies keep their information more secure and their network more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is intended for businesses with up to 75 desktops and provides network staff easier 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 facilitating access to corporate messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to workers who are away from the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Take Advantage of Windows SBS 2008
The optimal deployment of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server calls for a network support company with real-world experience and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and managing Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft SBS and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and manageability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small companies to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a rollout plan, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies such as failover server clustering, train your internal IT management staff, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and performance.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for high uptime, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld communication devices, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam protection, security update and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day backup, and full messaging management support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that will significantly improve important areas of your organization's IT environment including collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver setup and installation expertise, help you to configure SQL Server as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to work with SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person repair and Call Center support.

SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your company configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered DBM solution is incorporated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide quick solutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of affordable support services to help your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages designed to allow small businesses to receive an impartial network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to uncover possible weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional executes a system scan from a secure machine within your firewall to assess vulnerabilities to internal attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected remote location. The project is implemented by a consultant with top security accreditations who produces a document that summarizes and interprets the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if appropriate.

Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual training for a range of client applications and environments such as Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education provides all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of many students. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual training permits the instructor to conduct the class from a remote office and the clients can be spread across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online education utilizes powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service professionals offer telephone support and online secure network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as needed.

To find out more information about Progent's consulting support for Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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