Windows Small Business Server Integration Microsoft debuted the next release of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the capabilities of Microsoft’s advanced server platforms to small organizations in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for businesses with up to 75 PCs, MS Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform engineered to help companies make their data safer and their organization more productive.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premiere editions. The standard edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is targeted for companies with as many as 75 PC users and provides network administrators easier manageability of their information system by reducing complexity and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and files to workers who are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft SBS 2008
The most productive configuration of Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires a network support firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can help your company to integrate the main components of the Microsoft Small Business Server and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, performance, and compatibility running your workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, document archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in setting up actual and virtualized machines, develop high-availability strategies including server clustering, train your internal IT administration staff, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to track system protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Support Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, plus failover access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high availability, smooth expandability, and fast restoration. Progent's services feature integration with your network, access to mobile computing products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam filtering, patch and service pack management, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging management services.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve important areas of your organization's information network such as collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to business information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to evaluate the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, provide setup and installation expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized application software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates portal technology, and deliver online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.

SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization installs SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered data management solution is incorporated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to make sure your business information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide fast resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network security experts can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of cost-effective services to assist you company to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current release of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to plan for and complete an office move or merger organized to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to allow small businesses to get an independent network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers an extensive test of your network from beyond your firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to internal threats. Both security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured remote site. The process is implemented by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations who produces a document that details and interprets the information collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if appropriate.

Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for a range of client programs and operating systems including Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning offers the advantages of traditional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual learning permits the trainer to run the class from a remote office while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the country. Live online learning utilizes powerful teaching mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can go through problems individually or as a class.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service experts provide telephone help and online secure computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise represented by Progent's team of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent experts as required.

To find out more details about Progent's consulting support for MS Windows Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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