MS Windows SBS 2008 Consultants Microsoft introduced the latest edition of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the power of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to smaller businesses in an economical package. Designed for businesses with up to 75 PCs, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server platform created to help companies keep their information safer and make their network more efficient.

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

Microsoft Essential Business Server is targeted for businesses with as many as 75 users and gives network staff more control over their information system by eliminating complexity and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate messaging, scheduling, addresses and files to users who are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Deploy MS Windows Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS requires a network consulting company with hands-on experience and a broad background in planning and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in designing, deploying and administering Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can assist you to deploy the major pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 bundles and can also provide a variety of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks based on Windows SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, throughput, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with creating a rollout plan, assess and enhance your current network environment, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in integrating physical and virtual servers, develop high-availability strategies such as server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT administration staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure system security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Hosting Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high uptime, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and full email management support.

SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that can significantly enhance important areas of your company's information system such as teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of management intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist you to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation support, assist you to configure SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network architecture, integrate your standard and specialized business software to work with SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person repair and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your company installs SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered data management solution is incorporated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous server monitoring to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide fast resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified data security experts can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your business to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for individual computers or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small businesses to receive an objective network security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive test of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a system scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to evaluate the risk to internal assaults. Both security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured remote site. The project is implemented by a consultant who has earned top security credentials who generates a document that details and analyzes the data captured by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements if call for.

Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for popular client applications and environments including Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction provides all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual education permits the trainer to conduct the class from an online facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Virtual instruction deploys powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a group.

Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service experts offer phone help and online secure computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate specialists as required.

To find out more details about Progent's support for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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