Microsoft Small Business Server Consultants Microsoft announced the next version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms deliver the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-level server platforms to small and midsize organizations in a cost-effective package. Intended for businesses with up to 75 PCs, MS Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server platform created to help companies keep their data safer and their organization more productive.

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

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is intended for companies with as many as 75 PC users and offers network staff greater control over their environment by eliminating complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to workers who are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Releases Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Deploy Microsoft SBS
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Windows SBS requires a network consulting firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft products, assures you success in designing, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the main components of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 bundles and can also provide a variety of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can assist small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in installing actual and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions including server clustering, train your in-house IT administration team, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to track system protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center with redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high uptime, easy expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services include integration with your network, access to handheld computing products, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam filtering, security update and revision control, Help Desk services, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.

SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for planning, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly improve key aspects of your company's IT system including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of management intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and integration expertise, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom business software to work with SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person troubleshooting and Call Center support.

SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM solution is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers automated network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer fast solutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified computer security consultants can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or personalize business applications or web sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of affordable consulting and support services to assist your company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for individual machines or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a network-wide migration to the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist you to plan for and complete a company relocation or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small businesses to get an independent security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your company firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional runs a system scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to determine your exposure to internal threats. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected remote site. The project is implemented by an engineer with high-level security credentials who generates a report that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and proposes practical improvements if appropriate.

Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual instruction for a range of client applications and operating systems including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers the advantages of traditional classroom sessions, such as instant communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Offered to single students or groups of any size, virtual education allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning utilizes powerful teaching tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specific topics or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a class.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers provide phone support and online direct network access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as needed.

To find out more details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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