Microsoft Small Business Server Help Microsoft announced the 2008 version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms bring the power of Microsoftís enterprise-class server platforms to small and midsize organizations in an affordable package. Targeted for companies with up to 75 PCs, MS Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable businesses make their information safer and make their network more productive.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The standard package features MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 desktops and provides network administrators greater control over their environment by reducing complexity and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business e-mail, scheduling, addresses and files to workers when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Company to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
The most productive installation of MS Windows Small Business Server calls for an IT consulting company with real-world experience and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft technology, assures you results in designing, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to integrate the major components of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 bundles and can also provide a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT systems built around Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, speed, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, document backup and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in setting up physical and virtualized machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions such as server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration staff, and deploy automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure system security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you define and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your network, connectivity with handheld computing devices, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam protection, patch and revision control, Helpdesk services, daily backup, and full messaging management support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide help for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly enhance important areas of your company's IT system including teamwork, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to assess the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and integration support, assist you to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal solutions, and provide online and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your business configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered data management solution is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer quick remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified computer security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of affordable services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for single computers or laptops or work with your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement an office move or consolidation organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to enable small businesses to receive an independent security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine possible risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a network scan from an authorized machine within your firewall to assess vulnerabilities to inside attacks. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected external location. The project is managed by an engineer with top security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the information captured by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where appropriate.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual learning for popular client applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training offers the advantages of traditional classroom seminars, including immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual training permits the trainer to conduct the class from a remote office and the students can be dispersed across a campus or all over the country. Virtual learning deploys proven learning aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through examples individually or as a class.

Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service engineers offer telephone support and remote secure network access to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as needed.

To learn more information concerning Progent's support services for Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.