Microsoft debuted the most recent version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's products bring the power of Microsoftís enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize companies in an affordable bundle. Targeted for companies with up to 75 users, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server platform created to enable companies make their information more secure and their network more efficient.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The standard package features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is intended for businesses with as many as 75 users and provides IT administrators greater control over their information system by eliminating complications and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and files to users when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help You to Deploy MS Windows Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of MS Windows SBS calls for a network support company with hands-on expertise and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you success in planning, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT networks based on Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can help small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, performance, and operability handling your applications. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in setting up physical and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions such as failover server clustering, train your internal IT administration team, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to track system protection and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity disruption, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, repair, and design services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication products, continual monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and full email management services.
SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for designing, deploying, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve important aspects of your information system such as teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation expertise, help you to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your standard and custom business programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal technology, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management system is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to make sure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide quick remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help your company to create or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual machines or laptops or help your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete a company relocation or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to enable small companies to get an impartial network security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewall to uncover possible risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a network scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to evaluate your exposure to internal assaults. The two security inventory services are configured and run from a secured external site. The process is managed by a consultant with top security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and analyzes the information collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if call for.
Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for popular client programs and environments including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, live online instruction allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction supports powerful learning mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized topics or extended in duration and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can work through problems individually or as a class.
Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service professionals provide phone support and online secure network access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate experts as needed.
For additional details about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.