Microsoft made available the newest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize businesses in an economical package. Intended for businesses with as many as 75 desktops, Microsoft SBS 2008 is an integrated server platform engineered to enable businesses keep their data safer and make their organization more productive.
MS SBS 2008 is available in basic and premier versions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premier edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is targeted for companies with up to 75 PCs and provides network staff more manageability of their environment by reducing complications and streamlining many tasks. 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 information to users who are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist You to Take Advantage of Windows Small Business Server
The most productive installation of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires a network consulting company with hands-on expertise and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you success in planning, deploying and administering Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the main pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also offer a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT networks built around Windows SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling realistic applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability solutions such as server clustering, train your internal IT management team, and set up automated server monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network disruption, simplifies long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld communication products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day backup, and full messaging management services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve important areas of your organization's information system including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and integration support, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized business software to work with SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Help Desk support.
Microsoft SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your company configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server data management system is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to offer rapid resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist your company to develop or customize business applications or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective services to help your business to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for single computers or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement an office relocation or merger designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to enable small companies to receive a professional security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a comprehensive test of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine possible risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer executes a system scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to evaluate your exposure to internal attacks. Both security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured remote location. The project is managed by an engineer with top security credentials who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the information collected by the scan and proposes practical improvements where call for.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning provides the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including instant communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online education permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote office while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual education utilizes powerful teaching mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and wider in scope. Teachers and students can work through examples individually or as a class.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support experts provide telephone help and remote secure network access to troubleshoot and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's team of country-wide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as required.
To find out more information about Progent's consulting and support services for Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.