Microsoft Windows SBS Help Microsoft made available the newest edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products bring the power of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server technologies to small organizations in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for businesses with up to 75 users, Microsoft Windows SBS is a cohesive server platform engineered to help companies make their information safer and their organization more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premium editions. The basic edition includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows Essential Business Server is intended for organizations with as many as 75 desktops and offers IT administrators greater control over their information system by reducing complications and streamlining common 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 files to users who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Releases Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The optimal installation of Windows SBS 2008 calls for an IT consulting company with real-world experience and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the main pieces of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a range of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of information systems built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small companies to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, responsiveness, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, develop backup and restoration processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in installing physical and virtual machines, design high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT administration staff, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure system security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up power and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Services feature integration with your network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, automated tracking of efficiency and network security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Contact Center services, per-day data backup, and full email management support.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for designing, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance key areas of your company's information network including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation expertise, help your business to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide online and in-person repair and Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your small business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server data management solution is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer protection experts can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or personalize business programs or web sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help you business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online technical support for individual machines or laptops or work with your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the latest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help you to plan for and implement a site relocation or merger designed to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to enable small companies to receive an independent security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to uncover the risk to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected remote site. The project is managed by a consultant with high-level security accreditations who produces a document that summarizes and interprets the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if appropriate.

Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for a range of desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning provides all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, including immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple workers. Offered to single students or classes of any size, live online instruction allows the instructor to run the class from an online office while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Live online education supports powerful teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a group.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support engineers offer telephone help and online secure computer connection to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate experts as needed.

To learn more information about Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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