Microsoft Windows SBS Consulting and Support Microsoft debuted the newest edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These solutions deliver the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-class server platforms to small businesses in an affordable package. Designed for businesses with up to 75 users, Microsoft SBS is a cohesive server solution created to help companies keep their data more secure and their workers more productive.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The basic edition includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is targeted for businesses with up to 75 PC users and provides network staff more 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 providing access to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to workers when they are away from the office. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Ships Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Windows SBS
The most productive installation of Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT support company with hands-on expertise and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft products, assures you success in designing, deploying and administering Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to integrate the major components of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also offer a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of information networks based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, performance, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve existing network environment, document archiving and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and policies, help in installing physical and virtual machines, develop high-availability solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network management team, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network downtime, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, repair, and design services include expertise with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for service continuity, easy expandability, and fast recovery. Services feature integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, continual tracking of performance and security, spam filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day data backup, and full email administration support.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide help for designing, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance important areas of your organization's IT environment including teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, access to management intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation support, assist your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security strategy that includes portal technology, and deliver online and in-person repair and Call Center support.

SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure you configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is incorporated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous server monitoring to ensure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer fast resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist your company to develop or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable services to help you business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or work with you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to allow small companies to get an independent security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine inside your company firewall to determine the risk to internal assaults. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected external location. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if call for.

Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for popular desktop applications and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction offers the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or groups of any size, virtual instruction allows the teacher to conduct the class from an online facility while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Virtual instruction utilizes powerful learning aids such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support professionals offer phone help and remote direct computer access to troubleshoot and repair network problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's team of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent experts as needed.

For additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.