Microsoft Small Business Server Expertise Microsoft introduced the newest edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These products deliver the power of Microsoftís enterprise-level server technologies to small and midsize organizations in a cost-effective package. Targeted for businesses with as many as 75 workstations, Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server solution created to enable companies make their information more secure and make their organization more efficient.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premium versions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is targeted for companies with up to 75 users and gives network staff more manageability of their information system by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate e-mail, scheduling, addresses and files to users who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist You to Deploy Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The optimal installation of MS Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT consulting firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive background in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in designing, executing and administering Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's consultants can help your company to deploy the major pieces of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server 2008 bundles and can also provide a range of other affordable services to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can help small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to 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 provide consulting for developing a rollout plan, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in installing physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability strategies including failover server clustering, educate your internal IT administration staff, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to define and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and consulting offerings include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high availability, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld computing devices, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam protection, security update and revision management, Contact Center services, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging management services.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer help for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance key aspects of your organization's information system such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to management intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help you to assess the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration support, assist your business to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Call Center services.

SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to make sure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide fast remediation for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest enhancements for better protection. Progent's programmers can assist your company to develop or customize business programs or web sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective support services to assist you company to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online assistance for individual computers or laptops or work with you to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to the newest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement an office move or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small businesses to receive an impartial security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert administers a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to determine potential risks in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a network scan from an authorized machine within your firewall to evaluate your exposure to inside threats. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a secured external site. The project is managed by a consultant who has earned top security credentials who produces a document that details and analyzes the data captured by the security scan and proposes practical remediation if appropriate.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual instruction for an array of client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning offers all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, such as instant communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many students. Offered to single students or groups of any size, virtual learning permits the trainer to run the class from an online facility and the clients can be dispersed across an office or all over the country. Virtual learning deploys proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or longer in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples individually or as a class.

Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals provide phone help and remote secure computer access to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as needed.

To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting support for Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.