Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Consulting and Support Microsoft announced the newest release of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These solutions deliver the power of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to small and midsize businesses in an economical package. Designed for companies with as many as 75 desktops, Windows SBS is a cohesive server platform created to enable companies make their data more secure and make their network more productive.

Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in standard and premiere editions. The standard edition features MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for companies with as many as 75 workstations and provides network staff more manageability of their information system by eliminating complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to workers when they are away from the office. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Windows SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Company to Take Advantage of Windows SBS
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires a network support company with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in planning, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the major pieces of the Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT networks based on Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can help small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, responsiveness, and operability running your applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop backup and restoration processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in setting up actual and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration team, and deploy automated server and network monitoring operations to track system protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for service continuity, easy scalability, and fast restoration. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication products, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision management, Contact Center support, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can provide expertise for designing, deploying, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance important areas of your information network including teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, access to business intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and integration expertise, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide protection plan that incorporates web portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk support.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your organization configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database solution is integrated thoroughly with your application software. Progent offers continuous server tracking to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to offer rapid solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network protection experts can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's developers can help your company to develop or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on information managed by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable support services to help your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for single machines or laptops or help you to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to enable small businesses to receive an independent network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive test of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine possible weaknesses in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a system scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to uncover the risk to internal assaults. The two security inventory services are configured and executed from a secured remote site. The process is managed by an engineer with top security accreditations who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the information collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation where appropriate.

Live Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual learning for a range of client programs and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many workers. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online training allows the teacher to run the class from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed across an office or across the the U.S. Live online education supports proven learning aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can work through examples individually or as a class.

Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals provide phone support and remote secure network connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified experts as needed.

For more information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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