Microsoft Small Business Server Assistance Microsoft unveiled the latest version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These software platforms offer the power of Microsoftís enterprise-grade server platforms to smaller companies in an affordable bundle. Designed for companies with up to 75 users, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server platform engineered to help businesses keep their information safer and make their organization more efficient.

Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The standard package includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is targeted for companies with up to 75 PC users and offers network staff easier control over their information system by reducing complications 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 messaging, calendars, addresses and files to workers when they are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist You to Deploy MS Windows Small Business Server 2008
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 calls for a network support firm with real-world experience and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy the major components of the Microsoft Small Business Server and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information networks built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in installing physical and virtual machines, design high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration staff, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can show you how to define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids network disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for high uptime, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile communication products, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day data backup, and full email management support.

Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve key areas of your information system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist you to assess the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation support, assist your business to configure SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal technology, and provide online and in-person repair and Help Desk Call Center support.

SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business configures SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server DBM solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent offers automated server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified data security consultants can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize information controlled by SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable consulting and support services to help you company to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for individual machines or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of the most current version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement a company move or consolidation designed to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to enable small companies to get an objective network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers a comprehensive test of your network from outside your company firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a system scan from a secure machine within your company firewall to evaluate the risk to inside attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected remote site. The project is implemented by an engineer with top security credentials who produces a document that details and interprets the information captured by the security scan and proposes practical remediation if appropriate.

Live Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual instruction for a range of desktop applications and environments including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training provides all the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, including immediate interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual education allows the trainer to run the class from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual training utilizes proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specific topics or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can go through examples individually or as a group.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support professionals offer phone help and remote secure network access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as needed.

To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting services for Microsoft SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.