Microsoft Small Business Server Consulting and Support Microsoft began shipping the latest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These solutions deliver the power of Microsoftís enterprise-level server technologies to small and midsize companies in a cost-effective package. Targeted for companies with as many as 75 users, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server solution created to enable companies keep their information more secure and their workers more productive.

MS SBS 2008 is available in basic and premiere versions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is meant for companies with as many as 75 PC users and provides IT administrators more control over their environment by reducing complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate e-mail, scheduling, contacts and information to users when they are away from their desks. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Ships Windows Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help You to Take Advantage of MS Windows SBS
The optimal installation of MS Windows Small Business Server calls for an IT consulting company with hands-on experience and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, assures you results in designing, deploying and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can help your company to deploy the main components of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, speed, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can assist with developing a rollout strategy, assess and improve existing network environment, document archiving and restoration processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtualized servers, design high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering, train your in-house network administration team, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids network disruption, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual servers for fault tolerance, easy expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing products, automated tracking of performance and security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision control, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically enhance important areas of your company's information system such as teamwork, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to assess the business case for adopting Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation expertise, assist you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom business software to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive protection plan that incorporates web portal technology, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your small business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered DBM system is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to ensure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to provide fast remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's developers can assist your company to develop or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online help for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete a site relocation or consolidation organized to produce the least possible interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service bundles intended 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 Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured external location. The project is implemented by a consultant with top security accreditations who generates a document that details and analyzes the data collected by the security scan and proposes practical remediation if appropriate.

Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual education for a range of client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, including immediate communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of many students. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, live online learning allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Live online learning supports proven teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can work through examples individually or as a class.

Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals offer telephone help and online secure network connection to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's team of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent specialists as required.

For more information about Progent's consulting support for Windows Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.