Microsoft began shipping the 2008 edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms bring the power of Windows advanced server platforms to small and midsize businesses in an affordable bundle. Intended for businesses with up to 75 desktops, Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their information more secure and their network more efficient.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premier versions. The basic edition includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premier version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is meant for organizations with as many as 75 users and gives network staff greater control over their information system by reducing complications and automating 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, scheduling, contacts and files to workers when they are away from the office. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist You to Deploy Microsoft SBS 2008
The optimal installation of MS Windows SBS requires an IT consulting company with real-world expertise and a broad background in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft products, assures you results in designing, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions 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 Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small businesses to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, performance, and compatibility running your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, assess and enhance existing network environment, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network administration staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to track your information system's security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Configuration, and Maintenance Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that avoids network disruption, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Services include integration with your business network, access to handheld communication products, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Contact Center support, daily backup, and comprehensive email administration support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can significantly enhance key areas of your company's IT environment including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, access to actionable intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation expertise, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk support.
Microsoft SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your company installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database system is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to ensure your business network is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide rapid resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to create or personalize business applications or web sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable services to assist your company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or help you to plan and implement a network-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete an office move or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages designed to enable small companies to get an impartial security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert administers an extensive test of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine possible risks in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer within your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside threats. Both security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected remote site. The project is managed by an engineer with high-level security accreditations who generates a document that details and interprets the data captured by the security scan and suggests practical improvements if appropriate.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for an array of client applications and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction provides all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, including instant interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual training allows the trainer to run the seminar from an online office while the clients can be spread throughout an office or across the country. Virtual training deploys proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or longer in duration and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers provide telephone help and remote secure computer connection to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as required.
To learn additional details concerning Progent's support services for Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.