Microsoft unveiled the latest version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products offer the power of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to small organizations in an affordable package. Targeted for organizations with as many as 75 desktops, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server solution engineered to enable businesses keep their data safer and their organization more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is targeted for companies with as many as 75 workstations and provides IT staff more control over their information system by eliminating complications and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to workers who are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Introduces SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help You to Take Advantage of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The most productive configuration of MS Windows Small Business Server calls for an IT support firm with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consultants can assist you to integrate the main pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration 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 areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, performance, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout plan, assess and improve your current network environment, develop backup and recovery procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in setting up actual and virtual servers, develop high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering, train your internal IT administration team, and deploy automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and efficiency.
Exchange Server Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network downtime, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, smooth scalability, and rapid restoration. Services include integration with your business network, access to handheld communication devices, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, patch and revision control, Help Desk Call Center support, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance key areas of your company's IT network such as teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to assess the business case for adopting SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation support, help your business to set up SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection strategy that includes web portal solutions, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Call Center support.
SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your small business installs SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM system is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to provide rapid remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer protection engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's developers can assist your company to create or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites utilize information managed by SQL Server.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable services to assist your company to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the most current version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to enable small companies to get an independent security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a comprehensive test of your network from beyond your firewall to determine potential risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a network scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to evaluate the risk to internal threats. Both security inventory packages are configured and run from a secured remote location. The process is managed by an engineer with top security credentials who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where appropriate.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for a range of desktop applications and operating systems including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning offers all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many students. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online learning permits the instructor to run the class from an online facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Live online learning supports powerful teaching aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or longer in duration and broader in scope. Instructors and students can work through examples individually or as a class.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers offer telephone support and remote direct network connection to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as required.
To learn more details about Progent's support for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.