Microsoft made available the next release of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to smaller companies in an economical bundle. Intended for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, MS Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution engineered to enable companies make their information safer and make their workers more efficient.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premier editions. The basic package includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 PC users and offers IT administrators more control over their information system by reducing complexity and automating common processes. 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 files to workers who are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Ships Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist You to Deploy Microsoft Windows SBS 2008
The most productive installation of Windows Small Business Server calls for a network support firm with hands-on expertise and a broad background in planning and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, executing and administering MS Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.
Progent's consultants can help you to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows SBS and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can help small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, throughput, and compatibility handling realistic applications. Progent can help with creating a rollout plan, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop backup and restoration processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in installing actual and virtualized servers, design high-availability strategies such as server and storage clustering, train your internal network management team, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to track system security and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's expert support team can help you design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing products, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack management, Helpdesk services, daily backup, and full messaging administration services.
Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly enhance important areas of your organization's IT environment including teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide setup and integration support, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Help Desk services.
SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your company configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management solution is incorporated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent offers automated server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to offer quick solutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified network security engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of affordable support services to assist you business to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or laptops or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and complete a company move or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to allow small companies to receive a professional security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a system scan from an authorized computer within your firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to internal assaults. Both security inventory packages are configured and executed from a protected external site. The process is implemented by an engineer with high-level security accreditations who generates a document that details and interprets the data captured by the scan and proposes practical improvements if appropriate.
Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for a range of client applications and environments such as Excel, Word, Access, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training provides the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, virtual training allows the trainer to conduct the class from an online facility and the students can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual education utilizes proven learning tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts offer telephone help and remote direct network access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate specialists as needed.
To find out more information about Progent's support for Microsoft SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.