Microsoft Small Business Server 2011
Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) is a discontinued Microsoft product line that offered a collection of essential server products that provided the foundation for a powerful yet easy-to-manage IT network. Small Business Server 2011 offers robust application hosting, messaging and calendaring, support for creating and maintaining internal team web sites, automated server and desktop backup and disaster recovery, extensive collaboration including document co-authoring, secure access for telecommuters and mobile workers, streamlined system administration, plus optional database management and server virtualization all at a price small businesses can afford.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 can support organizations with as many as 75 workstations and addresses the need for a dependable information technology solution that does not require the substantial budget or the large in-house engineering staff needed to license and manage high-ticket enterprise software. Small Business Server 2011 is cost-effective way to build a solid basis for a collaborative business network with world-class security, performance, connectivity, and availability.
Progent is a Microsoft Partner with Server Platform certification and can provide affordable online expertise to help organizations plan, deploy, manage, and support Microsoft Small Business Server. Progent can help you maintain older versions of SBS or use industry best practices to oversee a migration to Small Business Server 2011. Progent can also provide network infrastructure support, security engineering, application development, server virtualization help, and online webinar training for desktop applications hosted by SBS 2000, SBS 2003, SBS 2008, or SBS 2011. Progent's Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials consultants can also help you design and execute a smooth migration to Windows Server Essentials and Office 365, Microsoft's current hybrid model for small-business networking based on a light on-premises server integrated with cloud-based applications and services offered by subscription.
Components and Benefits of Microsoft Small Business Server 2011
The Standard edition of Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 features current versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Foundation, and Windows Server Update Services. This edition includes five Client Access Licenses, or CALs, and can be expanded as needed to support up to 75 users. Major components of SBS 2011 Standard include:
With Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on, you get an additional copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard plus Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Small Businesses, an integrated data management and reporting platform that allows you to run powerful business programs. The second copy of Windows Server 2008 provided with Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on allows you to deploy Windows Hyper-V for server virtualization and Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (formerly called Terminal Services) for accessing your office computer from the Internet.
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Technologies
The latest version of the world's leading server platform offers a reliable environment for running applications such as the Microsoft Office suite, advanced support for web hosting, strong security and compliance, enterprise-class fault-tolerance and recoverability, plus powerful management tools.
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard SP1
You can improve your productivity through this platform for email, instant messaging, voice mail, and calendaring. With MS Exchange Server 2010, you can also use Microsoft Web Client Access, which allows workers to use any major web browser as an Exchange client with almost all of the features of Microsoft Office Outlook.
- Windows SharePoint 2010 Foundation
Formerly called Windows SharePoint Services, SharePoint Foundation allows groups to share information and collaborate efficiently via web site technology that is easy to use and manage. SharePoint Foundation includes professional, pre-written web templates for a broad range of business applications.
- Windows Server Update Services 3.0 with SP2
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) automates the task of deploying updates to every Windows-based computer throughout an IT network. By ensuring that all servers and desktops in an organization are consistently and quickly made current with patches released via the Microsoft Update web site, WSUS enhances system security, reduces compatibility problems, and increases productivity.
How Progent's Consultants Provide Microsoft Small Business Server Help
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 requires a network consulting firm with hands-on experience and a broad background in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with more than 10 years of working with Microsoft Small Business Server technology, assures you results in designing, executing and administering Small Business Server components that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft. MS .NET platform.
Progent's Microsoft certified consulting team can help you maintain your existing version of Small Business Server, migrate to a current release, or perform a first-time deployment of the SBS package. Progent can help you select an edition of Microsoft Small Business Server that makes sense for your company, install and configure your servers and desktop software, set up SharePoint business templates or develop custom SharePoint applications for web-based collaboration and reporting, show you how to manage and backup your system and create a disaster recovery plan, and provide ongoing remote consulting, troubleshooting, and desktop support. Progent's Microsoft Exchange consultants can show you how to benefit from the unified messaging capability of Exchange Server 2010 and Progent's wireless mobility consultants can help you connect your mobile workers to your messaging solution by providing services that include iPhone and iPad integration, Android phone and tablet consulting, and RIM BlackBerry expertise.
Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can help you provision your network infrastructure for optimal performance, security, and dependability so that your servers and applications can be accessed safely and conveniently by local, remote, and mobile workers. Progent's certified security engineers offer low-cost network vulnerability scanning services to verify your network's security and compliance both inside and outside your firewall. Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you deploy and manage Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Small Businesses to achieve maximum availability and performance, and Progent's Windows Hyper-V consultants can help you set up a virtual server environment that saves you money on hardware while improving the security, dependability, manageability, and recoverability of your mission-critical server. Progent can also provide custom webinar training for Windows applications to help individuals or groups to get up to speed quickly on the powerful new capabilities of the software included with Small Business Server 2011.
To make your Small Business Server 2011 package even more affordable and easier to manage, Progent offers small businesses throughout the U.S. a Small Company Network Services Package that enables you to outsource all your network management, system support and Help Desk Call Center needs to Progent's experienced team of Microsoft-authorized consultants and technicians. You get enterprise-level network support without the expense and distraction of maintaining a big internal service group.
Save Time and Money with Progent's Online Consulting Services for Microsoft Small Business Server
Progent's remote support experts offer affordable online consulting, troubleshooting, and custom application programming services for all the components of Microsoft Small Business Server including Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange Server 2010, SharePoint 2010 Foundation, and Microsoft SQL Server for Small Businesses. Online consulting avoids the costs and delays associated with travel and on-premises setup so that you arrive at IT solutions faster and more affordably. Progent has delivered remote network consulting and support services to clients in every state in the U.S. (see Progent's customer testimonials).
Get in Touch with Progent for Microsoft Small Business Server Support
For more information about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Small Business Server, call 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.