Microsoft Small Business Server Expertise Microsoft made available the newest version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms offer the capabilities of Microsoftís advanced server technologies to small and midsize organizations in an affordable bundle. Intended for companies with as many as 75 workstations, Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server solution engineered to help companies make their information more secure and their network more productive.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premium editions. The basic edition includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 PCs and provides IT staff easier manageability of their environment by reducing complexity and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business e-mail, calendars, contacts and files to workers who are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Take Advantage of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS calls for a network support company with real-world experience and a broad background in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to integrate the main components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, performance, and operability running your workloads. Progent can help with creating a deployment strategy, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and policies, help in integrating actual and virtualized servers, develop high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering, train your internal IT administration staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.

Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, reduces ongoing service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and consulting offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management services.

SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide assistance for designing, configuring, and maintaining productive SharePoint Server installations that will significantly improve important areas of your organization's IT network including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, delivery of actionable information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to assess the business case for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and installation support, help your business to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and custom business programs to work with Office SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security plan that includes portal technology, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your business installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered data management system is integrated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide continuous server tracking to make sure your business network is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide quick resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by SQL Server.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist your business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the newest release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement an office relocation or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles intended to enable small businesses to receive a professional security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive examination of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine potential risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional executes a network scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to assess vulnerabilities to inside attacks. The two security inventory services are configured and executed from a secured external location. The process is implemented by a consultant with high-level security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if call for.

Virtual Training for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual training for an array of client applications and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online instruction offers all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, including instant communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or groups of any size, virtual training allows the instructor to run the seminar from a remote office while the students can be spread throughout a campus or all over the country. Virtual instruction deploys powerful learning aids like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts provide telephone help and online direct network connection to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified experts as needed.

To find out additional details about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.