Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Consultants Microsoft made available the next version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server platforms to smaller businesses in an affordable bundle. Intended for businesses with as many as 75 PCs, Microsoft SBS 2008 is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their information safer and their workers more productive.

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

Microsoft Essential Business Server is intended for organizations with up to 75 workstations and provides network staff greater control over their information system by eliminating complexity and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business e-mail, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are not at their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
The most productive configuration of MS Windows SBS 2008 calls for an IT support firm with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the major pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other affordable support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment plan, evaluate and improve your current network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in installing physical and virtualized servers, design high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering, train your internal IT administration staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high uptime, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam protection, security update and service pack control, Help Desk support, daily data backup, and full messaging management support.

SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly enhance key aspects of your information system including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of management information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to evaluate the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide configuration and integration support, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that includes portal solutions, and provide remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk support.

SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure you configures SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM solution is incorporated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous network monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer rapid remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data protection experts can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to create or customize business applications or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for individual machines or notebooks or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist your company to prepare for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to get an independent security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure computer within your firewall to uncover the risk to internal assaults. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a protected remote site. The project is implemented by a consultant who has earned top security credentials who generates a report that details and analyzes the data captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if call for.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual education for a range of client applications and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training provides all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to single students or classes of any size, live online education allows the teacher to conduct the class from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual instruction supports proven teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service professionals offer phone support and remote direct network connection to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate specialists as required.

For additional details about Progent's support for MS Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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