Microsoft unveiled the 2008 release of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions offer the power of Windows enterprise-class server platforms to small and midsize businesses in a cost-effective package. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 workstations, Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable companies make their data more secure and make their workers more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The basic edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premier edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for businesses with as many as 75 workstations and provides IT staff more manageability of their environment by eliminating complications and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to workers who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Business to Deploy Microsoft Small Business Server
The optimal installation of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires a network consulting firm with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in planning, deploying and administering Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy the major components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 bundles and can also provide a variety of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of information systems built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, throughput, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment plan, evaluate and improve existing network environment, document backup and recovery procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtual servers, design high-availability solutions including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT management team, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure system security and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, and Maintenance Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that avoids network downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Services feature integration with your network, access to handheld computing products, continual tracking of performance and security, spam and virus protection, patch and service pack management, Helpdesk services, per-day backup, and full messaging administration support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide help for designing, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important areas of your IT environment such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of actionable information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and integration expertise, help you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that includes portal technology, and provide online and on-site troubleshooting and Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your organization configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered data management system is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent offers automated network tracking to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to provide rapid remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can assist you to create or customize business applications or web sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective support services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for single machines or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a large-scale migration to the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and implement a site move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small businesses to get an independent security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive test of your network from beyond your company firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to assess your exposure to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected external site. The process is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials who produces a report that details and analyzes the data captured by the scan and suggests practical improvements if appropriate.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education provides the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Available to individuals or groups of any size, virtual instruction permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or across the country. Virtual learning utilizes powerful teaching tools like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers offer phone help and online secure computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as needed.
To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.