Windows SBS 2008 Support Microsoft announced the 2008 version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to smaller companies in an affordable bundle. Intended for organizations with up to 75 users, MS Windows SBS is an integrated server platform created to enable businesses make their data more secure and their network more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The standard edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is targeted for companies with as many as 75 PC users and gives network administrators greater control over their information system by eliminating complications and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate e-mail, scheduling, addresses and information to workers when they are away from the office. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Assist Your Company to Get the Most Out of Windows Small Business Server
The most productive installation of Microsoft Small Business Server calls for an IT support company with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, deploying and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.

Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to integrate the main components of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can assist small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, responsiveness, and operability handling your workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in integrating actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions including server and storage clustering, train your internal IT administration team, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to track your information system's security and performance.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that avoids network disruption, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for service continuity, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Services feature complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication products, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam protection, security update and service pack management, Helpdesk support, daily data backup, and full messaging administration support.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can provide assistance for designing, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve important aspects of your organization's IT system including collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and integration support, help your business to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and custom application programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection plan that includes portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your company installs Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered RDBM system is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network tracking to ensure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to offer quick remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified network security experts can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or customize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to help your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a company-wide migration to the newest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and implement an office relocation or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small companies to receive an impartial security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover possible weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a system scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to assess the risk to internal threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured remote location. The process is implemented by a consultant with top security credentials who produces a report that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the security scan and proposes practical remediation if call for.

Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for an array of client programs and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning provides all the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, including immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online instruction permits the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual learning utilizes powerful learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or longer in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a class.

Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support engineers offer phone support and online secure network access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate experts as required.

For additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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