Microsoft Small Business Server Support Microsoft began shipping the next version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions bring the capabilities of Windows high-end server technologies to small businesses in an affordable package. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, MS Windows SBS is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable companies keep their data safer and make their network more efficient.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The standard package includes MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PCs and gives network staff easier manageability of their environment by reducing complexity and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate e-mail, scheduling, addresses and information to workers who are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Ships Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist You to Benefit from Windows Small Business Server
The most productive installation of Microsoft SBS 2008 calls for an IT support company with hands-on experience and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you success in designing, executing and administering MS Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can help your company to integrate the major pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small companies to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, speed, and compatibility handling realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, document backup and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and policies, help in setting up physical and virtualized machines, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal network management team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring operations to ensure system protection and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that avoids network downtime, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for service continuity, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with mobile communication products, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam filtering, security update and service pack management, Helpdesk services, daily data backup, and full email administration support.

Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important aspects of your company's IT environment such as teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and integration support, assist your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized application software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.

SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your small business installs SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based database solution is incorporated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 server monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to provide quick solutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified data security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist your company to create or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by SQL Server.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you business to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a company-wide rollout of the latest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete an office move or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small companies to get a professional security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-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 determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure computer within your firewall to evaluate the risk to internal threats. Both security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected remote site. The project is implemented by an engineer with top security credentials who produces a report that details and analyzes the data captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if call for.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual learning for a range of client programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, such as instant communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual education allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from an online office while the clients can be spread across a campus or all over the country. Live online training supports proven learning tools like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service experts offer telephone support and online direct network access to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified experts as required.

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