Windows SBS Integration Microsoft introduced the most recent version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server platforms to small businesses in an economical bundle. Targeted for companies with up to 75 workstations, Microsoft Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution engineered to help companies keep their information safer and make their network more efficient.

Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in standard and premiere editions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Windows Essential Business Server is targeted for companies with as many as 75 PC users and offers IT staff more manageability of their environment by reducing complications and automating many tasks. 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 files to workers when they are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help You to Take Advantage of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires a network consulting firm with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you success in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to deploy the major pieces of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server and Microsoft Essential Business Server bundles and can also provide a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of information systems built around SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and compatibility running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, document archiving and recovery procedures, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including server and storage clustering, educate your internal network management team, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for high availability, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your network, access to handheld communication devices, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision control, Helpdesk services, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide expertise for designing, configuring, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important aspects of your IT system including collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of management information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to assess the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation support, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized application software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide security plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver online and on-site repair and Help Desk support.

SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered RDBM system is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent offers continuous server monitoring to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer fast solutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable support services to assist you business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for individual computers or notebooks or work with you to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete an office relocation or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to receive a professional security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to determine potential risks in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure machine inside your firewall to uncover your exposure to internal attacks. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected external location. The process is managed by a consultant with high-level security accreditations who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the data collected by the security scan and proposes cost-effective remediation where appropriate.

Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular client applications and environments including Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education provides the advantages of traditional classroom seminars, such as immediate interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many students. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, live online training permits the teacher to run the seminar from a remote office and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Live online training utilizes proven learning tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts provide telephone help and remote secure computer access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of country-wide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate experts as required.

For additional information about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.