Microsoft made available the most recent edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms bring the capabilities of Microsoftís high-end server technologies to smaller businesses in a cost-effective package. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 workstations, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server solution engineered to enable businesses make their information safer and make their network more productive.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The standard package includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premier version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft EBS 2008 is designed for organizations with up to 75 desktops and gives IT staff more control over their environment by reducing complexity and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and files to users who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Get the Most Out of Windows Small Business Server
The optimal installation of Windows Small Business Server calls for a network support firm with hands-on experience and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to integrate the main pieces of the Windows SBS and Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, throughput, and operability handling your workloads. Progent can assist with creating a deployment strategy, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in setting up actual and virtualized machines, design high-availability solutions including server and storage clustering, train your internal network administration staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer a world-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for fault tolerance, easy expandability, and rapid recovery. Services feature integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, automated tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and full messaging management support.
SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve key areas of your organization's IT network including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business case for adopting SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation expertise, help you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security strategy that includes web portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your small business configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers continuous server tracking to ensure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to provide quick remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of affordable support services to help you business to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a network-wide rollout of the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement an office relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles designed to allow small companies to receive an independent network security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer executes a system scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to internal attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured remote site. The process is implemented by an engineer with top security credentials who produces a report that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the security scan and suggests practical improvements if call for.
Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular client programs and environments such as Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training provides the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many workers. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, live online education permits the trainer to conduct the seminar from an online office while the students can be dispersed across an office or across the the U.S. Virtual training deploys proven learning mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific topics or longer in duration and broader in scope. Instructors and students can go through problems individually or as a group.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts provide telephone help and online direct computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to competent experts as needed.
For additional details about Progent's consulting services for MS Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.