Microsoft announced the latest release of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to small companies in an affordable bundle. Targeted for companies with up to 75 users, Microsoft SBS is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable companies keep their information safer and make their workers more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The standard edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premier version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is designed for companies with as many as 75 PC users and gives network administrators more manageability of their environment by eliminating complexity and automating common tasks. 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 information to workers when they are away from 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 Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help You to Benefit from Microsoft Windows SBS 2008
The most productive deployment of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT consulting company with hands-on expertise and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in designing, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consultants can help you to integrate the main pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also offer a range of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, performance, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can help with developing a rollout plan, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, assist in installing actual and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT management team, and set up proactive server monitoring operations to ensure system protection and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces ongoing service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high availability, easy expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication products, continual monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam filtering, security update and revision management, Contact Center services, per-day backup, and full messaging management support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer expertise for designing, configuring, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically enhance important aspects of your information system including collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist your company to assess the business case for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation expertise, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your standard and specialized application software to work with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide security strategy that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Call Center services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help you configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered RDBM solution is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide fast resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network protection consultants can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can help your company to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete an office move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small businesses to receive an independent network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a network scan from a secure computer within your firewall to uncover your exposure to internal attacks. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected external site. The project is implemented by a consultant with top security accreditations who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where call for.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for a range of client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education offers all the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, live online learning allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the students can be spread across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual education deploys powerful learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in time and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can work through problems individually or as a class.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals offer phone help and remote direct computer access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as needed.
To find out additional details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.