Microsoft made available the 2008 edition of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms bring the capabilities of Windows high-end server platforms to smaller companies in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for companies with up to 75 PC users, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server solution created to help businesses keep their data more secure and make their network more efficient.
MS SBS 2008 is available in standard and premier versions. The standard edition features MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premier version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is meant for companies with as many as 75 users and gives IT staff easier manageability of their information system by eliminating complications and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business messaging, calendars, contacts and information to workers when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Windows SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Deploy Windows SBS
The optimal configuration of Microsoft SBS requires an IT consulting firm with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and administering Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist you to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft SBS 2008 and Microsoft Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, throughput, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network environment, develop archiving and recovery procedures, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in integrating physical and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions including server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration team, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Installation, and Troubleshooting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network downtime, simplifies long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, repair, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld computing products, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.
SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide help for designing, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve important areas of your company's information environment including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of actionable information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and integration support, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized application programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive protection strategy that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure you installs Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered RDBM solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer quick resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified network protection consultants can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help you to create or personalize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of affordable services to assist your company to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or laptops or help you to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a site move or consolidation organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles designed to enable small companies to get an impartial network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to uncover the risk to internal attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a protected external site. The process is managed by an engineer with top security accreditations who generates a report that details and analyzes the data collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where call for.
Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for an array of desktop applications and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning provides all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, including instant interaction between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual instruction allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online office and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual learning deploys proven teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support experts offer phone support and remote direct network access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to appropriate experts as needed.
To learn additional information about Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.