Microsoft announced the newest edition of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These solutions deliver the power of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server technologies to smaller businesses in a cost-effective package. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 workstations, MS Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable businesses keep their data more secure and make their network more efficient.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premier versions. The standard edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premier version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is designed for businesses with up to 75 PC users and gives network administrators greater control over their information system by reducing complexity and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business e-mail, scheduling, addresses and files to workers when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Releases Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Windows SBS
The optimal deployment of MS Windows SBS calls for a network support firm with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you results in planning, deploying and managing Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.
Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the main components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, performance, and operability handling your applications. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in integrating physical and virtual machines, design high-availability solutions including server and storage clustering, train your internal IT management team, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, and Maintenance Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Services feature integration with your network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and comprehensive email management services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important aspects of your company's information network including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and installation expertise, assist you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom business programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates web portal technology, and provide online and on-premises repair and Help Desk support.
Microsoft SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your organization configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server RDBM system is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to ensure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide fast resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network security engineers can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of affordable services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual machines or notebooks or help you to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete an office move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to enable small businesses to get an independent security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to uncover the risk to inside threats. Both security inventory services are set up and run from a secured external site. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the data collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if call for.
Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent provides live virtual training for popular desktop programs and environments such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education offers the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including instant communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many workers. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the students can be spread across a campus or across the country. Live online learning utilizes proven learning mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific topics or extended in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.
Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support experts provide telephone support and remote secure computer connection to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as needed.
For additional details concerning Progent's support services for MS Windows Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.