Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Support Microsoft debuted the newest release of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions deliver the power of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to smaller organizations in a cost-effective bundle. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 PCs, Windows SBS is an integrated server solution engineered to enable companies keep their data safer and their workers more productive.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Essential Business Server is intended for businesses with as many as 75 PCs and provides IT staff greater control over their information system by reducing complications and automating common 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 users when they are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Business to Deploy Microsoft SBS 2008
The optimal installation of MS Windows SBS requires an IT support company with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can assist you to integrate the major components of the Microsoft SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information systems built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small organizations to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, performance, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and restoration procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in integrating physical and virtual servers, design high-availability solutions including server clustering, educate your internal IT administration team, and set up proactive server monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert support team can help you define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Support Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk support, daily data backup, and comprehensive email management support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide assistance for designing, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve important areas of your organization's information system including teamwork, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of business information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation support, assist you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your standard and specialized application programs to work with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes web portal solutions, and provide online and in-person troubleshooting and Call Center services.

SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your business installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based DBM solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers continuous network tracking to ensure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to provide rapid resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data protection consultants can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist your company to develop or personalize business programs or web sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable services to help your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online help for single machines or notebooks or work with you to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the newest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a company move or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small businesses to receive an impartial security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional executes a network scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to evaluate vulnerabilities to inside attacks. Both security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured remote location. The project is implemented by a consultant with top security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the information collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if call for.

Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual training for popular desktop programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction provides the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, including instant communication between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual learning permits the teacher to run the class from an online facility while the clients can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction supports proven learning tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service engineers offer telephone help and online secure network connection to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to competent specialists as required.

To find out more information about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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