Microsoft announced the next release of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions deliver the power of Microsoft's high-end server technologies to small companies in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for companies with as many as 75 users, MS Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to help businesses keep their data safer and make their workers more productive.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is meant for businesses with up to 75 PCs and gives network staff greater control over their information system by eliminating complications and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and information to users when they are away from the office. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Deploy Microsoft Windows SBS
The most productive installation of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT consulting firm with hands-on experience and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, executing and administering Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consultants can assist you to integrate the main pieces of the Windows Small Business Server and Microsoft Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks built around Windows SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your network so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve existing network infrastructure, develop archiving and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in integrating physical and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT management staff, and set up automated server and network monitoring processes to track system security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes productivity disruption, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for fault-tolerance, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration. Services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile computing products, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk Call Center support, daily data backup, and comprehensive email management support.
Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key aspects of your organization's IT network including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation expertise, assist you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom application programs to work with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security plan that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-site repair and Help Desk support.
SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database solution is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers continuous server monitoring to make sure your business information system is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to provide rapid remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help you to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you business to install, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for single machines or laptops or work with you to design and implement a network-wide migration to the most current release of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete an office move or consolidation organized to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small businesses to get an objective security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine potential risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional executes a system scan from a secure computer within your firewall to assess the risk to internal attacks. Both security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected external site. The process is managed by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who produces a document that details and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if call for.
Live Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live online instruction for popular client applications and operating systems including Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online education allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote office while the students can be spread across a campus or across the U.S. Live online education deploys powerful learning aids such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specific subjects or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progent's National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support experts provide telephone support and online secure network access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as needed.
For additional information concerning Progent's consulting support for Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.