Microsoft Windows SBS Assistance Microsoft introduced the latest release of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms offer the power of Microsoft’s high-end server technologies to small and midsize companies in an affordable package. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 users, Microsoft Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform created to enable businesses keep their information more secure and their workers more efficient.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premium versions. The standard edition features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for companies with as many as 75 PCs and gives network staff greater control over their information system by eliminating complications and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business e-mail, scheduling, contacts and information to users who are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Take Advantage of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The optimal deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS requires a network support firm with hands-on experience and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, deploying and administering Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to integrate the main pieces of the Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of information networks based on Windows SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small organizations to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, responsiveness, and operability running your applications. Progent can assist with developing a rollout plan, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, document backup and recovery procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing actual and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions such as server and storage clustering, train your in-house IT administration staff, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth scalability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include integration with your network, access to mobile computing products, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam filtering, security update and revision control, Help Desk support, per-day data backup, and full email management services.

SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important aspects of your organization's IT environment such as teamwork, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation expertise, assist your business to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that includes portal technology, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center services.

SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your small business configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management system is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers continuous server tracking to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk is available to offer fast resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of cost-effective support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for single machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a network-wide rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and implement an office relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages intended to enable small businesses to receive 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 an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a network scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to uncover your exposure to internal assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and executed from a protected remote site. The process is managed by a consultant with high-level security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the data captured by the scan and suggests practical remediation if call for.

Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for an array of desktop applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online education offers the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple students. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual education allows the instructor to run the class from a remote office and the clients can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual learning utilizes powerful teaching aids like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or longer in time and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.

Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals offer phone support and remote secure network access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's team of country-wide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as required.

To learn additional information about Progent's support for Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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