Microsoft began shipping the latest edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions offer the power of Windows enterprise-class server platforms to small and midsize organizations in an economical bundle. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 PC users, Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution created to help businesses keep their data more secure and their network more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premium editions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 desktops and provides IT administrators easier manageability of their information system by eliminating complexity and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business e-mail, calendars, contacts and information to users who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Releases Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Deploy Microsoft Windows SBS 2008
The most productive installation of Microsoft SBS 2008 requires a network consulting firm with real-world expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you results in planning, executing and managing Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to deploy the major components of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of information systems based on SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small companies to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the areas where 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 so that you can assess its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, assess and improve your current network environment, develop archiving and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtual machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including server clustering, educate your in-house network management team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, and Troubleshooting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile computing devices, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve important aspects of your company's IT environment such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, delivery of management intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to assess the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and integration expertise, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized business programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security strategy that includes portal solutions, and provide online and on-premises repair and Call Center support.
SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based RDBM system is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to make sure your business network is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer rapid resolutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data protection consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist your company to create or personalize business programs or web sites utilize databases controlled by SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective services to assist your company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online help for single computers or laptops or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete an office move or consolidation organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to enable small companies to get an impartial security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a comprehensive examination of your network from beyond your company firewall to determine potential risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to assess your exposure to internal assaults. The two security inventory services are set up and run from a protected remote location. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the data collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if call for.
Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for an array of desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning provides all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, including immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of many students. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, live online education allows the instructor to run the class from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed across an office or across the country. Live online education supports powerful teaching aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts offer phone help and remote secure network access to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as needed.
To learn additional information about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.