Windows SBS Support Services Microsoft announced the most recent release of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's products bring the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-grade server platforms to smaller organizations in an economical bundle. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 workstations, Microsoft SBS 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable businesses keep their data more secure and make their organization more efficient.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premiere versions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is intended for organizations with as many as 75 workstations and offers network staff greater manageability of their environment by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to workers when they are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Integrate Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server requires an IT support firm with hands-on expertise and a broad background in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, executing and managing Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help your company to integrate the major pieces of the Microsoft Small Business Server and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks based on SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small companies to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve your current network environment, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, assist in integrating actual and virtualized machines, develop high-availability strategies including server clustering, train your internal IT administration team, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's security and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network downtime, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high availability, easy expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, automated tracking of performance and security, spam protection, security update and revision control, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive messaging management services.

Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide assistance for designing, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve key aspects of your company's information network including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, provide configuration and integration support, assist you to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom application software to work with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes web portal solutions, and provide remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk support.

SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure you configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management system is incorporated thoroughly with your application software. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer fast resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network security experts can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest enhancements for better protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of cost-effective services to help your business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online technical support for single computers or laptops or help you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and implement a site relocation or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small businesses to receive a professional security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine possible risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a system scan from an authorized machine inside your company firewall to evaluate your exposure to internal attacks. The two security inventory services are configured and run from a secured external location. The project is managed by an engineer with top security credentials who generates a report that details and interprets the information captured by the scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if call for.

Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and environments such as Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training offers all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online instruction allows the instructor to conduct the class from an online office and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the country. Virtual education supports powerful learning tools such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts provide phone support and remote direct network connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified specialists as needed.

To find out more information concerning Progent's support for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.