For businesses of any size in across the U.S. and Canada, Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants offer consulting, software development, and troubleshooting support for the entire line of Microsoft's .NET servers, Windows Server, and Microsoft Dynamics applications. Progent's integration, management, support, and custom programming offerings include system planning, configuration, and deployment. Progent is experienced in providing advanced and affordable support services to cut customers' IT expenses and reduce network downtime.
Progent offers project management, local and remote network troubleshooting, Help Desk services, security and compliance expertise, server virtualization consulting, and full-service IT outsourcing.
The complexity and integration demands of the newest generation of Microsoft .NET servers requires an IT consultant with hands-on expertise and broad knowledge in designing and building cohesive end-to-end business technology solutions. Progent is a Microsoft Certified Partner and the experience and depth of Progent's technical team assures you success in designing, deploying and managing Microsoft Windows .NET and Windows Server solutions of any complexity and deployed in on-premises datacenters, in the Microsoft Azure cloud, or in hybrid environments with both physical and cloud-based resources. (Learn about Progent's Microsoft Azure planning and cloud integration consulting services.)
Progent consultants can help you with the entire family of current and legacy Microsoft .NET servers including all versions of Windows Server. For products that have reached End of Support status, including Windows Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2008, Progent's experts can help you plan and implement an efficient migration to a current release.
Click on a Microsoft server platform for a brief production description and a link to more information:
Microsoft Windows Server
Windows Server 2019 Consulting
Windows Server 2019 offers significant improvements in scale, performance, manageability, virtualization, cybersecurity, hybrid deployments, storage, availability, containers, Linux support, and other important areas. Headline enhancements delivered by Windows Server 2019 include Windows Admin Center for centralizing the management and monitoring of hybrid local/cloud deployments, System Insights for utilizing modern predictive analytics to manage local environments, Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard for host-intrusion prevention, container networking with Kubernetes, Cluster Sets for creating and managing large, high-availability scale-out clusters, and Storage Migration Service for streamlining the migration from legacy Windows servers. Progent's Microsoft-certified Windows Server 2019 consultants can help your organization plan and carry out an efficient migration to Windows Server 2019 using your current network architecture or a new cloud-hosted or hybrid deployment model.
Windows Server 2016 Consulting
Progent's Microsoft-certified information technology consultants can provide Windows Server 2016 migration consulting services to help organizations of all sizes to plan and implement an efficient upgrade to Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 using an on-premises, cloud or hybrid deployment model. Progent can assist your company to evaluate the benefits of Windows Server 2016 for your business and can help you with any facet of designing, configuring, administering or troubleshooting your Windows Server 2016 and Windows Hyper-V 2016 solution. Progent can help your organization take advantage of the many new high-availability and information assurance capabilities of Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V 2016 such as Windows Containers, Shielded Virtual Machines, Credential Guard, Just In Time Privileged Access Management, VM software load, Storage Replica, plus multi-domain failover clusters.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Consulting
Windows Server 2012 includes more than 300 new or enhanced features that address critical IT issues such as cloud readiness, virtualization, scalability and performance, identity and security, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) support, availability and disaster recovery, application development, and manageability. Windows Server 2012 R2 includes further enhancements in scalability, availability, storage flexibility/affordability, and remote access. Progent offers extensive Windows Server 2012 R2 consulting and support services to help you evaluate, pilot, and deploy the technologies associates with Windows Server 2012 R2.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 features advanced virtualization, security, web hosting and development services, expandability, branch office support, integration with Windows 7 clients, fault-tolerant clustering with Hyper-V Live Migration for virtual servers, and tools to simplify and automate network management. These powerful capabilities enable organizations of any size to increase significantly the business value of their IT networks. Environments powered by Windows Server 2008 R2 offer high levels of availability, security, manageability, connectivity, capacity, and versatility. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting professionals can provide a broad range of online consulting and troubleshooting services to help you with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 support.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 operating system provides a dependable, enterprise-ready computing environment that remains in wide use. Because Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows Server 2003, it makes sense to begin plans for migrating to a current version of Windows Server. If you need help maintaining this legacy server technology or if you want to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 R2, Progent's consulting experts offer comprehensive Microsoft Windows Server 2003 consulting services.
Windows Server 2000
Microsoft's legacy Windows Server 2000 builds on the strengths of Microsoft Windows NT technology, integrating a standards-based directory, web, application, communications, file, and print services with high reliability, efficient management, and support for high-performance networking hardware to provide a proven foundation for integrating your business with the Internet. Progent's Microsoft certified Windows Server 2000 consulting professionals can help you maintain networks that include Windows 2000 Servers or assist you in migrating to current versions of Windows server.
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Exchange Server 2019
Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 is an on-premises release of Exchange with support for hybrid implementations that include Office 365 Exchange Online. A major enhancement over Exchange Server 2016 is the ability to operate with Windows Server 2019 Core, which minimizes the target size exposed to a malware attack and eliminates unnecessary services that consume CPU, RAM and storage. Other refinements over Exchange Server 2016 include better security, greater performance and expandability, and a multitude of novel Exchange client features. If you want to upgrade to Exchange Server 2019 in a self-hosted or hybrid environment, Progent can provide expert Exchange Server 2019 migration consulting.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2016
Exchange 2016 introduces a simplified architecture that allows a single building block, the Mailbox Server, to be used for deployments ranging from small offices to large enterprises. By merging Client Access server (CAS) roles into Mailbox services, Exchange 2016 simplifies deployment, migration, expansion, administration, and fault isolation. In addition to the headline feature of an all-in-one server, Exchange 2016 offers tighter integration with Office 365 apps, support for Windows Server 2016, higher I/O performance, enhanced data loss protection (DLP) and recoverability, improved support for smart phones and tablets, and a more functional Outlook web client. Progent offers comprehensive Exchange Server 2016 integration consulting.
Exchange Server 2013
Exchange 2013 builds on the proven technology of Exchange Server 2010. Existing features have been enhanced, new ones have been added, and a streamlined new architecture simplifies deployment, administration, and scale. The result is a messaging solution that takes less time to manage, costs less to provision and operate, delivers greater performance, provides better support for collaboration, is less prone to downtime and easier to make secure and compliant, and is simpler for workers to learn and use. Exchange Server 2013 is designed to run in the cloud, at an on-premises datacenter, or in a hybrid environment. Although Exchange 2013 can work with many legacy servers from Microsoft, to realize all the advantages of Exchange 2013 requires the most current releases of Windows Server, SharePoint, and Lync. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can provide online and onsite Exchange Server 2013 consulting services.
Exchange Server 2010
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 introduced breakthrough technology for fault-tolerance, security, and unified messaging. In comparison to Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is less expensive to deploy and support, easier to manage and expand, richer in features, faster, less vulnerable to single-point failure, more extensive in its support of mobile workers, and better able to safeguard sensitive information and resist malicious attacks. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can provide world-class Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 consulting services.
Exchange Server 2007
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 keeps communication alive and e-mail flowing with enterprise-class availability and reliability, helps safeguard users and the organization's valuable data from the harmful effects of spam and viruses, provides trusted communications within the organization automatically and without added cost or complexity, and simplifies regulatory compliance in a way that supports the different needs of employees, compliance managers, and messaging administrators. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants offer expert Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support and service.
Exchange Server 2003
Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 delivers a reliable, scalable, and manageable infrastructure with 24'7 messaging and collaboration and low cost of ownership. It supports a wide range of collaborative activities, including group scheduling capabilities, discussion groups, and team folders, and it provides access to information across geographic, organizational, and technology barriers with features such as Instant Messaging, real-time data, and video conferencing. Progent's certified engineers can provide in-depth Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 support and consulting.
Exchange Server 2000
Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server was the first messaging platform developed by Microsoft to utilize Active Directory rather than an internal directory system. This architectural innovation made Exchange Server 2000 dramatically easier to administer and Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server continues to be the foundation of the email system used by many small businesses. Progent's certified Exchange consultants can help you maintain your Exchange Server 2000 environment or migrate efficiently to a current version of Microsoft Exchange Server.
Microsoft SQL Server
SQL Server 2019
SQL Server 2019 is an advanced, on-premises version of Microsoft's flagship database platform. The headline feature of SQL Server 2019 is the introduction of the Big Data Cluster, a pattern of Linux containers orchestrated by Kubernetes. The Big Data Cluster feature enables massively scaled AI and machine learning tasks on the data stored in HDFS and SQL Server storage pools. SQL Server 2019 also includes additional improvements in the core SQL Server database engine such as feature parity on Linux hosts. Other important enhancements impact SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server experts can help you evaluate the business case for upgrading to SQL Server 2019 and supply fast online or onsite access to experts in system design, application programming, database administration, and cybersecurity. Progent can help you deploy SQL Server 2019 on premises, in a private or public cloud, or in a hybrid network architecture. To learn more about Progent's SQL Server 2019 expertise, visit SQL Server 2019 migration consulting services.
SQL Server 2017
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 significantly expands support for Microsoft's core data platform beyond Windows while delivering best-in-class performance, security, availability, and scale. You can run SQL Server 2017 natively on major Linux distributions including Red Hat, Ubuntu, and SUSE. SQL Server 2017 also supports Linux-based Docker containers. With SQL Server 2017, you can even use Always On availability groups to migrate or fail over your SQL Server 2017 data between Windows and Linux environments with minimal downtime. Another new feature, SQL Graph, makes it easier to model and analyze complex many-to-many relationships and patterns within existing databases by using a graph structure instead of querying data from a traditional relational schema. Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server experts can help you assess the business benefit of upgrading to SQL Server 2017 and can help you plan and carry out an efficient migration of your databases and applications to any network model including on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid. Learn more about Progent's SQL Server 2017 migration and integration consulting.
SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2016 includes a wide variety of enhancements in important areas including Big Data integration, security/compliance, and Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) by introducing new features including Stretch Database, PolyBase for handling SQL and NoSQL data, Query Store, Always Encrypted, R Services and Mobile Reports. Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server consultants can help you evaluate the business case for moving to SQL Server 2016 from earlier versions or from other data platforms, migrate your applications and data, optimize your network infrastructure to support a cloud or on-premises or hybrid deployment strategy, provide software development and DBA services, and deliver online or onsite training customized for individuals or groups within your organization. Progent can provide the services of a SQL Server consultant who has earned advanced certifications in SQL Server technology including Microsoft Certified Solution Master: Data Platform and Microsoft Certified Trainer. Learn more about Progent's SQL Server 2016 planning and migration consulting.
SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2012 introduces a broad range of features that offer significant improvements in vital areas such as availability, security, performance, manageability, analytics, cloud readiness, scalability, collaboration, data discovery, and streamlined application development. Progent's SQL Server 2012 consultants, application developers, database administrators, project managers, network architects, disaster recovery experts, and security specialists can help you integrate SQL Server 2012 into your environment, develop database applications based on SQL Server 2012, and carry out a smooth migration to SQL Server 2012 from earlier versions of SQL Server or from other RDBMS platforms. Learn more about Progent's SQL Server 2014 consulting support.
SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 introduces a broad range of features that offer significant improvements in vital areas such as availability, security, performance, manageability, analytics, cloud readiness, scalability, collaboration, data discovery, and streamlined application development. Progent's SQL Server 2012 consultants, application developers, database administrators, project managers, network architects, disaster recovery experts, and security specialists can help you integrate SQL Server 2012 into your environment, develop database applications based on SQL Server 2012, and carry out a smooth migration to SQL Server 2012 from earlier versions of SQL Server or from other RDBMS platforms. Find out more about Progent's SQL Server 2012 consulting services.
SQL Server 2008
SQL Server 2008 brings major improvements over earlier releases of Microsoft's flagship RDBM technology and introduces innovations that include transparent data encryption for preserving confidentiality and simplifying regulatory compliance, policy-based management for reducing administration costs, consistent synchronization for mobile users, and closer integration with Word, Excel, and SharePoint 2007. Progent offers a broad range of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 consulting services.
SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL 2005 Server offers a trusted data management platform for highly available operations of large-scale databases, allowing users to make smarter decisions based on real-time business metrics via advanced analytics, reporting tools, and data-mining functions, and providing a familiar development environment. Progent's MS SQL 2005 Server consultants can help you support your SQL Server 2005 environment or can help you migrate efficiently to a current version of SQL Server.
SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2000 is Microsoft's legacy DBM and data analysis product that offers web awareness and provides a platform for developing enterprise-grade business applications. Built-in support for Extensible Markup Language (XML) and the ability to query over the Internet and past the corporate firewall helped make SQL Server a popular application development platform. Progent's Microsoft-certified SQL Server 2000 consultants can help you migrate your business applications and data from Microsoft SQL Server 2000 up to an up-to-date version of SQL Server technology.
Internet Information Services (IIS)
Internet Information Services (IIS), previously known as Internet Information Server, is a web server included with Windows Server based on a modular architecture that provides a reliable, secure, manageable, and scalable platform for hosting websites, web applications, and web services. IIS versions 7.0 and above help unify Microsoft's web platform technologies such as ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation Web services, and Windows SharePoint Services. Progent's certified IIS consultants can help businesses of any size to deploy, configure, provision and manage environments powered by Internet Information Services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server uses the power of Microsoft's advanced collaboration technologies to create web sites that let you easily access key content from a broad range of enterprise information. In addition, you can rapidly deploy an out-of-the-box web site and easily use Web Parts technology to customize a web-based view of your organization. Progent's Microsoft=certified SharePoint consulting experts offer a broad array of services for SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online including SharePoint 2019 Planning and Configuration Consulting, SharePoint 2016 Hybrid Integration Consulting, SharePoint Server 2013 Migration Support and SharePoint Server 2010 Maintenance and Upgrade Expertise.
Skype for Business and Lync
Skype for Business
Skype for Business, formerly called Lync Server and Office Communications Server, supports Instant Messaging, Presence, audio and video conferencing, desktop sharing, and both IP-based and PSTN telephony. Skype for Business can add IM and Presence functionality to Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint and simplify management through integration with Active Directory. The advanced capabilities of Skype for Business can also save capital and operational costs by replacing VoIP hardware and subscription services, PBX systems, or legacy video conferencing solutions. Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer expert Skype for Business and Lync Server support.
Lync Server 2013
Lync Server 2013, which has been superseded by Skype for Business, is a unified communications platform that enables organizations of any size to build a secure and easy-to-manage communications ecosystem. Lync Server 2013 accommodates a bring-your-own-device style of computing and supports instant messaging, presence, multi-media web conferencing with screen sharing, plus IP-based and PSTN telephony across a wide selection of endpoint devices. Lync Server 2013 integrates these capabilities within mainstream apps likes Exchange, SharePoint, and Office 365, allowing seamless, intuitive collaboration throughout an enterprise. Progent's Lync Server 2013 consultants can help you maintain your current Lync Server environment or migrate efficiently to a more current communications solution.
Lync Server 2010
Lync Server 2010 is a rebranded and enhanced version of Office Communications Server and Live Communications Server. Microsoft has replaced the Lync Server family with Skype for Business. Lync Server 2010 lets you manage real-time presence and IM services and provides a powerful foundation for company-wide collaboration. Lync Server delivers offers a consistent and intuitive experience for users collaborating from within the Lync desktop client, from Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or from custom applications and workflows. Progent's Lync Server 2010 experts can assist you to manage and troubleshoot your existing Lync Server deployment or upgrade cost-effectively to a modern unified communications system.
Microsoft System Center
System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Microsoft System Center is a suite of cloud-optimized tools that provide a unified platform for managing networks that incorporate Microsoft technology as well as operating systems, applications, and devices from third-party vendors. System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM or ConfigMgr), which has superseded Microsoft's legacy SMS Server, is a component of System Center and offers a powerful solution for automating and centralizing device provisioning and change management. SCCM streamlines crucial IT management tasks such as deploying operating systems, apps, and updates; monitoring and repairing compliance settings for computers; keeping track of hardware and software inventory; and remotely administering computers. Current versions of SCCM offer tight integration with Microsoft Intune for mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) plus support for on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid deployment models. Progent's Microsoft-certified professionals offer expert System Center Configuration Manager consulting services.
System Center 2012 Operations Manager
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012, the fourth generation of Microsoft's monitoring platform, is a software solution to meet the need for end-to-end service monitoring in the enterprise IT environment. Operations Manager provides an easy-to-use monitoring environment that monitors thousands of servers, applications, and clients to provide a comprehensive view of the health of an organization's IT environment. This view of service health is key to a rapid, agile response to events that may impact the normal running of business and ultimately cost an enterprise money. Progent offers System Center Operations Manager Server outsourcing and consulting.
System Center 2007 Operations Manager
System Center Operations Manager 2007 (SCOM 2007) is a network management solution that monitors the availability, performance, and security of your information network by proactively detecting issues and trends logged on key systems and services across your IT environment. Progent's Microsoft-certified System Center Operations Manager 2007 consultants can help you manage and troubleshoot your older SCOM environment or help you migrate efficiently to a modern version of Microsoft's flagship monitoring and management platform.
Microsoft Project Server
Microsoft Project Server is an on-premises platform built on SharePoint Server to provide a comprehensive Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution that offers team collaboration and business intelligence reporting while centralizing and streamlining the management of demand, portfolio selection and analytics, resources, schedules, costs, time, tasks, and risks. Office Project Server is accessible by Microsoft Office Project Pro and Microsoft Office Project Web App (formerly called Project Web Access). Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants offer a broad range of Project Server planning and integration services.
Dynamics GP/Great Plains
Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) is an established business management platform for small and mid-size organizations. Dynamics GP delivers fully integrated capabilities for financial management, distribution, manufacturing, project accounting, human resource management, field service management, and business analytics. Progent can provide the online or onsite expertise of seasoned Dynamics GP/Great Plains consultants to assist you with system design, migration, testing, customization, administration, troubleshooting, reporting, training, and any other aspect of your Dynamics GP solution.
Microsoft Legacy Product Lines
A growing number of .NET servers from Microsoft have reached, or are about to reach, end-of-life status. I many cases, these products continue to enjoy significant popularity even after Microsoft has announced the termination of support. For example, at the beginning of 2016 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 was still used in at least one instance by more than 80% of Microsoft's small and midsize business (SMB) customers. Progent's certified consultants offer expert support for most of Microsoft's legacy .NET servers. Progent can also help you assess the businesses value of upgrading to current products and can help you carry out an efficient migration to the latest .NET servers. Legacy .NET server products supported by Progent include:
Small Business Server and Windows Server Essentials
Microsoft Small Business Server is a discontinued package that includes core .NET servers and other software for businesses with up to 75 users. Progent's engineers offer comprehensive Microsoft Small Business Server consulting and support services. Windows Server Essentials replaces Microsoft's SBS product line and includes an entry-level version of Windows Server but does not bundle Exchange, SharePoint and SQL Server. Intended for organizations with up to 25 users, Windows Server Essentials is designed to be run locally and is capable of hosting in-house servers and applications, but can also connect transparently to Microsoft Azure cloud-based applications and services like Microsoft 365, Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Azure Backup. Progent's Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials consultants can help you plan and carry out an efficient migration to Windows Server Essentials and can help you integrate your local datacenter to Microsoft's cloud-based services and applications.
Commerce Server 2009 enables you to create full-featured Web business applications and extend your business across networks, while allowing you to integrate e-commerce solutions within your existing infrastructure. Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 includes dozens of ready-to-use e-commerce Web parts and control mechanisms. By providing the application framework, together with sophisticated feedback mechanisms and analytical capabilities, you can quickly develop sites that optimize the customer experience, encouraging repeat business and forging tighter partner relationships. Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 also includes sophisticated management analytics powered by SQL Server Reporting Services and Office SharePoint Server.
Office Communications Server
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 (formerly branded Live Communications Server and subsequently called Lync Server and then Skype for Business) is the Microsoft IM and Presence platform that introduced software-powered VoIP support. Progent's Microsoft-certified Office Communications Server consultants can help you design and carry out an efficient migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to a modern unified communications platform.
Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, now called Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), is an integrated edge security gateway that helps protect IT environments from Internet-based threats while providing users with fast and secure remote access to applications and data. Progent can help you maintain ISA Server 2006 or ISA Server 2004 or upgrade smoothly to Forefront TMG. Find out how Progent's experts can provide ISA Server 2006 help and ISA Server 2004 support.
Forefront TMG 2010
Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG), formerly called Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, builds on the proven security technologies of ISA Server 2006 and provides a web security gateway with features that include URL filtering, malware inspection, reputation services, intrusion protection, application proxy, an application layer and network layer firewall, VPN management, and HTTP/HTTPS inspection. Microsoft has announced end-of-life for Forefront TMG and its primary functions are available in contemporary load balancing solutions. Find out how Progent's security engineers can provide Forefront TMG 2010 integration and support.
BizTalk is a business process management (BPM) server for automating and optimizing business processes. BizTalk allows companies to integrate separate applications and data sources for quickly building and deploying cohesive business processes within an organization and with partners. BizTalk Server's library of adapters support numerous protocols and data formats, including web services, to communicate with other software. BizTalk lets you create and run graphical orchestrations so you can drive and monitor critical business processes. Secure, reliable trading partner relationships can be quickly implemented independent of operating system, programming model, or programming language. Applications facilitated by BizTalk Server include payment processing, EDI, supply chain management, and business analytics and reporting.
Host Integration Server
Microsoft Host Integration Server 2006 offers key enabling technologies that allow enterprise organizations to integrate their mission-critical host applications, data sources, and security systems with new solutions developed using the Microsoft Windows platform. Host Integration Server 2006 features and technologies, including network integration, host access with enhanced security, data and application integration, enable Windows developers to publish business processes in IBM mainframe and AS/400 data and applications as XML Web Services, which brings their Host applications and processes into a Services Oriented Environment.
Contact Progent for Help with .NET Server Products
To get in touch with Progent about professional support for Microsoft .NET Server products, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.