Windows Small Business Server Consulting and Support Microsoft made available the next release of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to smaller businesses in an economical bundle. Designed for businesses with up to 75 PCs, Microsoft Windows SBS is an integrated server solution created to help companies make their data more secure and make their network more productive.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows Essential Business Server is meant for companies with as many as 75 PC users and provides network administrators greater manageability of their information system by eliminating complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate e-mail, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist You to Deploy Windows Small Business Server
The most productive configuration of Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for a network consulting firm with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy the main components of the Microsoft Windows SBS and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, speed, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, document backup and recovery procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in setting up actual and virtual servers, develop high-availability solutions such as server clustering, educate your in-house network administration staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you define and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high availability, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication products, automated monitoring of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision management, Contact Center support, daily backup, and comprehensive email administration support.

Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically enhance key aspects of your IT system including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of management information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and integration support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Call Center support.

SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide quick resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist you business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of the latest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete a company move or merger designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to enable small businesses to get an independent network security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers an extensive test of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a network scan from an authorized computer within your company firewall to uncover the risk to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are configured and executed from a protected external location. The process is managed by an engineer with top security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the information collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where call for.

Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual learning for popular client programs and environments including Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education provides all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual learning allows the trainer to run the class from an online office and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual learning utilizes proven learning tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals provide telephone help and remote direct computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent specialists as needed.

To learn more details about Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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