Microsoft unveiled the 2008 edition of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products bring the power of Microsoftís advanced server technologies to small and midsize organizations in a cost-effective bundle. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 PCs, Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution created to help companies keep their information safer and their network more productive.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premier versions. The standard edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is meant for companies with as many as 75 users and offers network staff easier control over their information system by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business messaging, calendars, addresses and information to workers when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist You to Integrate MS Windows Small Business Server
The optimal installation of MS Windows Small Business Server calls for an IT consulting firm with hands-on experience and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, deploying and administering Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist you to deploy the main components of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Essential Business Server bundles and can also provide a range of other affordable support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of information systems built around SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, speed, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can assist with creating a deployment plan, evaluate and improve existing network infrastructure, develop backup and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtualized machines, develop high-availability solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT administration staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure system protection and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design services include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high uptime, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk support, per-day backup, and full email management support.
SharePoint Server Help
Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly enhance important areas of your company's information system such as collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, provide setup and integration expertise, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom application software to work with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection plan that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure you installs Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered RDBM system is incorporated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network protection engineers can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or customize business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of cost-effective services to assist your business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and complete a company relocation or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small businesses to receive a professional security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert administers a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover possible risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to evaluate your exposure to internal threats. 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 produces a report that details and interprets the information collected by the scan and suggests practical improvements where call for.
Live Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual education for a range of desktop applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning offers the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, live online learning allows the teacher to conduct the class from a remote office and the clients can be spread across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual instruction utilizes proven learning aids like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.
Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support engineers offer telephone support and online direct network connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to competent specialists as needed.
For more details concerning Progent's consulting services for MS Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.