Microsoft began shipping the next version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. These solutions deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server technologies to small and midsize businesses in a cost-effective package. Targeted for organizations with up to 75 PC users, Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server solution created to enable businesses keep their data more secure and their organization more efficient.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The basic package includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is targeted for companies with up to 75 PCs and provides IT administrators easier control over their environment by reducing 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 business e-mail, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Help Your Company to Integrate MS Windows SBS
The most productive deployment of Windows SBS requires a network support firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, executing and administering Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.
Progent's IT professionals can help you to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks built around Windows SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, throughput, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can assist with developing a rollout plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in integrating physical and virtual machines, develop high-availability strategies including failover server clustering, educate your in-house IT management staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and efficiency.
Exchange Server Planning, Setup, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's expert consultants can help you define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that avoids network disruption, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing products, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and revision management, Helpdesk services, per-day data backup, and full messaging administration support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide assistance for designing, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important areas of your company's IT environment such as teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver setup and installation support, assist your business to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security strategy that includes web portal solutions, and provide remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk Call Center services.
SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your small business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM system is integrated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer fast solutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data security experts can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist your company to develop or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and implement a site relocation or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles intended to enable small companies to receive an independent security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a network scan from an authorized computer within your company firewall to evaluate vulnerabilities to inside attacks. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected external location. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security credentials who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the information collected by the scan and proposes practical remediation where appropriate.
Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for popular client programs and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training offers all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, including immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual training allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility while the students can be spread across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online training deploys proven teaching aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through problems individually or as a class.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals offer phone help and online secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and economically. The scope of IT experience available from Progent's team of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as required.
To find out more information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.