Microsoft introduced the 2008 version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products offer the power of Microsoft’s high-end server platforms to small businesses in an economical bundle. Designed for companies with up to 75 users, Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable businesses make their data safer and their network more productive.
MS SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premier versions. The standard package includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premier version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is targeted for businesses with as many as 75 PCs and provides network staff more manageability of their environment by eliminating complexity and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and information to users when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist You to Benefit from Windows SBS
The most productive configuration of MS Windows Small Business Server requires a network consulting firm with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to deploy the major components of the Microsoft SBS and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of information networks built around Windows SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can help small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, throughput, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, document backup and recovery procedures, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in installing actual and virtual servers, develop high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT administration team, and set up automated server and network monitoring operations to track system security and efficiency.
Exchange Server Planning, Setup, and Maintenance Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that avoids network downtime, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Services include integration with your network, access to mobile communication devices, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and full email administration support.
SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically improve important aspects of your company's information system such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and integration expertise, help you to set up SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-site repair and Help Desk support.
SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your business configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM system is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous network monitoring to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer rapid resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's developers can help your company to create or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote help for single machines or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current release of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement a company move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages intended to allow small companies to get a professional security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer executes a system scan from a secure computer within your firewall to evaluate your exposure to inside threats. Both security inventory services are set up and run from a protected remote site. The process is implemented by an engineer with high-level security credentials who produces a report that details and analyzes the information captured by the scan and suggests practical improvements if appropriate.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual training for an array of client programs and operating systems including Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training provides the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, including instant communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many workers. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online instruction allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote office while the students can be spread across an office or all over the country. Virtual learning supports proven teaching aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in duration and broader in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers offer phone help and remote secure network connection to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as needed.
To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.