Microsoft introduced the latest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's products bring the power of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize businesses in a cost-effective package. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 workstations, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server platform created to enable companies keep their information more secure and their workers more efficient.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premiere editions. The basic edition includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft EBS 2008 is designed for businesses with as many as 75 desktops and gives network administrators greater manageability of their environment by eliminating complications and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to users when they are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft SBS
The most productive configuration of Microsoft SBS calls for an IT consulting firm with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, deploying and administering Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist you to deploy the main components of the Microsoft Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks built around SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, performance, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout plan, assess and improve existing network environment, develop backup and restoration procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions such as server and storage clustering, train your internal IT management team, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids network downtime, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer a world-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high availability, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack control, Helpdesk services, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve key areas of your organization's IT network including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to management intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to assess the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, provide setup and integration support, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide online and on-site repair and Call Center services.
SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your company installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers automated server tracking to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk is available to provide fast resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer security engineers can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to create or customize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you business to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote help for individual machines or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and implement an office move or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to allow small businesses to get a professional network security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to uncover possible risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional executes a network scan from a secure computer within your firewall to assess the risk to inside assaults. Both security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected remote site. The project is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who produces a report that summarizes and interprets the information captured by the security scan and suggests practical remediation where call for.
Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for an array of desktop programs and operating systems such as Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, live online instruction permits the instructor to run the class from an online facility and the students can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual education deploys powerful teaching aids such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through examples individually or as a class.
Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers provide telephone support and online secure computer connection to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's team of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified experts as required.
To find out additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.