MS Windows SBS 2008 Consulting Microsoft began shipping the most recent version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products deliver the power of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server technologies to smaller companies in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for companies with as many as 75 PCs, Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable businesses keep their data safer and make their workers more efficient.

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

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for organizations with up to 75 PCs and offers network administrators easier manageability of their information system by eliminating complexity and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business e-mail, calendars, contacts and information to workers when they are not at the office. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Ships SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Windows SBS
The optimal installation of MS Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT support firm with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, assures you success in designing, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy the main pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT networks built around SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can assist small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, speed, and operability running your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, assist in installing actual and virtualized machines, develop high-availability solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house IT management team, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure system protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services include integration with your network, access to mobile computing products, automated tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack management, Helpdesk support, per-day backup, and full email administration support.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer expertise for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve important aspects of your company's IT network such as teamwork, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business case for adopting SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration expertise, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom business software to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security strategy that includes portal technology, and deliver online and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help you configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM system is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide automated server monitoring to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide quick remediation for SQL problems. Progent's certified data security engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable support services to assist your business to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or work with you to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to plan for and implement a company move or merger designed to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to receive a professional network security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine potential risks in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are configured and run from a secured external site. The project is managed by an engineer with high-level security credentials who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where appropriate.

Live Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual learning for popular client applications and environments such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides all the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple workers. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, live online training permits the instructor to conduct the class from an online office while the students can be spread throughout an office or across the the U.S. Virtual instruction deploys powerful learning mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.

Emergency Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service professionals offer telephone support and remote secure network access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent specialists as required.

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

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