Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Help Microsoft began shipping the next version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms deliver the capabilities of Microsoft’s high-end server technologies to smaller businesses in an economical bundle. Targeted for companies with up to 75 PC users, Microsoft SBS is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable businesses keep their data safer and make their workers more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is available in standard and premiere editions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for organizations with up to 75 users and gives IT administrators easier control over their environment by eliminating complexity and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate messaging, scheduling, contacts and files to workers when they are not at the office. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Ships Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist You to Deploy Microsoft Windows SBS 2008
The most productive installation of Microsoft Small Business Server calls for a network consulting company with hands-on expertise and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to integrate the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows SBS and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of information networks built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can help small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, responsiveness, and operability running your workloads. Progent can help with creating a deployment strategy, assess and improve existing network environment, document archiving and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in installing physical and virtualized servers, design high-availability strategies such as server clustering, train your in-house IT administration staff, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for high uptime, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam protection, security update and revision control, Help Desk services, daily backup, and comprehensive email administration support.

Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can provide help for designing, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance key areas of your IT environment such as collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to assess the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security strategy that includes portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your small business installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered database solution is integrated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to offer quick solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's developers can help your company to develop or customize business applications or web sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you business to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with you to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete a site relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small companies to receive an impartial network security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a system scan from a secure machine within your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside attacks. The two security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured remote location. The process is implemented by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who produces a document that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and proposes practical improvements if appropriate.

Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual learning for an array of client programs and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education offers the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of many students. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual instruction allows the trainer to run the seminar from a remote facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Live online learning supports powerful learning tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers offer telephone support and online direct network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified experts as needed.

To find out more information about Progent's support for Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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