MS Windows Small Business Server Integration Microsoft debuted the latest edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These products bring the power of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade server technologies to small and midsize companies in a cost-effective bundle. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 PCs, Microsoft Small Business Server is an integrated server solution engineered to help companies keep their data more secure and their network more productive.

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

Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for companies with as many as 75 users and gives IT staff more manageability of their information system by eliminating complexity 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 messaging, scheduling, contacts and files to workers who are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Releases Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist You to Get the Most Out of Windows Small Business Server 2008
The optimal installation of MS Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT consulting company with hands-on experience and a broad background in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you success in designing, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the main pieces of the Windows SBS and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of information systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and operability running your applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, develop archiving and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in installing actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration staff, and set up automated server monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server Planning, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that avoids network downtime, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high availability, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day backup, and comprehensive email administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance important areas of your organization's information environment such as collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, provide setup and integration expertise, help you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive protection plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Help Desk Call Center services.

SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your organization installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered DBM system is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to provide rapid remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data protection experts can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information controlled by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of affordable support services to assist you company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a network-wide rollout of 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, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete a company move or consolidation organized to cause the least possible interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages designed to enable small businesses to get a professional network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine possible risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer executes a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to inside attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a protected external site. The process is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the security scan and suggests practical improvements if appropriate.

Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual education for an array of client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, including immediate interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Offered to individuals or classes of any size, virtual instruction allows the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online education utilizes proven learning tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center offers nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals provide telephone help and online direct computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as required.

For additional information about Progent's support services for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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