Microsoft unveiled the latest version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the power of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to smaller companies in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for organizations with up to 75 PCs, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server platform created to enable companies make their data safer and make their network more productive.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The standard edition includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is intended for organizations with as many as 75 workstations and offers IT staff easier manageability of their environment by reducing 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, calendars, addresses and information to users who are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Windows SBS
The optimal installation of Windows SBS calls for a network consulting firm with hands-on experience and a broad background in planning and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consultants can help your company to integrate the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks based on SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small companies to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, throughput, and operability running your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and restoration processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtual servers, design high-availability solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT administration team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring processes to ensure system protection and efficiency.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for high availability, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Services feature integration with your network, connectivity with handheld communication products, automated tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk support, daily backup, and full messaging administration services.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance important areas of your company's IT network such as collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business case for deploying Office SharePoint, deliver setup and integration expertise, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom business software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates web portal technology, and provide remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.
SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your small business installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management solution is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent offers automated server monitoring to make sure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can evaluate your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can help your company to create or customize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information managed 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 help your business to deploy, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or work with you to design and implement a large-scale migration to the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a company move or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to enable small companies to receive an objective network security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a system scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to uncover your exposure to inside threats. Both security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected remote site. The process is implemented by a consultant with top security credentials who generates a report that details and interprets the information collected by the scan and proposes practical remediation where appropriate.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual learning for popular desktop applications and environments including Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, including instant communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, live online instruction allows the trainer to conduct the class from a remote office while the students can be spread across a campus or all over the country. Live online learning deploys proven learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals offer phone help and remote secure network access to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as needed.
For additional details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for MS Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.