Microsoft unveiled the newest version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These solutions offer the power of Microsoftís enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize companies in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for businesses with as many as 75 users, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server solution created to enable companies keep their data more secure and make their organization more efficient.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in basic and premier versions. The basic edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premier edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is meant for companies with as many as 75 PCs and gives network staff easier control over their information system by reducing complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to users when they are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist You to Benefit from Microsoft Windows SBS 2008
The optimal deployment of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT support company with hands-on expertise and a broad background in planning and building data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy the major pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of information networks built around SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can help small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, throughput, and operability handling realistic applications. Progent can help with creating a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance existing network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in integrating actual and virtualized machines, develop high-availability solutions such as server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network administration staff, and set up automated server and network monitoring operations to ensure system protection and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you define and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network disruption, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for high uptime, smooth scalability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld computing devices, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day data backup, and full messaging administration support.
SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve key areas of your IT network such as teamwork, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, delivery of business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and integration support, help you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your standard and custom application software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that includes portal solutions, and provide online and on-premises repair and Help Desk support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your company installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management solution is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent can provide continuous server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective services to help your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single computers or notebooks or help you to plan and implement a large-scale migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to plan for and implement an office move or consolidation designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages designed to enable small businesses to receive an independent security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a system scan from a secure machine inside your firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to inside assaults. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected remote location. The project is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a report that details and interprets the data collected by the scan and suggests practical remediation where appropriate.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual training for a range of desktop applications and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning provides the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, including instant communication between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of many students. Offered to single students or classes of any size, virtual instruction allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual training deploys proven teaching mechanisms like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through examples individually or as a class.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts provide phone support and remote secure network access to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as required.
To find out more details about Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.