Microsoft Small Business Server Consultants Microsoft debuted the next version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms deliver the power of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to small organizations in a cost-effective package. Intended for companies with up to 75 PC users, Windows SBS is an integrated server solution created to help companies keep their information more secure and their organization more productive.

MS SBS 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The standard edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Essential Business Server is meant for businesses with up to 75 desktops and provides IT administrators greater manageability of their information system by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business e-mail, scheduling, addresses and information to users who are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Ships SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist Your Company to Get the Most Out of MS Windows SBS
The most productive configuration of Windows SBS requires an IT consulting company with real-world experience and an extensive background in planning and building data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, executing and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy the main components of the Windows SBS and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information systems based on Windows SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and operability handling your workloads. Progent can assist with creating a rollout strategy, assess and enhance your current network environment, document backup and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in integrating actual and virtual machines, develop high-availability strategies including server clustering, train your in-house network administration staff, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure system protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can help you define and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services offer a world-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high availability, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Services include integration with your network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk support, per-day data backup, and full email administration services.

SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer expertise for designing, configuring, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically enhance key aspects of your IT environment such as collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to assess the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration expertise, help you to configure SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that incorporates web portal technology, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk services.

SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to ensure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer quick resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by SQL Server.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of affordable support services to help your business to deploy, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for individual machines or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and implement a company move or consolidation organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to enable small companies to get a professional network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to assess vulnerabilities to inside assaults. The two security inventory services are configured and run from a secured external site. The project is implemented by a consultant who has earned top security accreditations who produces a document that details and interprets the data captured by the security scan and suggests practical remediation if appropriate.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for a range of client applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education offers all the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Offered to single students or classes of any size, live online learning allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from an online facility while the students can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction utilizes proven teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can work through problems individually or as a group.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service engineers offer telephone support and remote secure network access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as needed.

To find out more information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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