MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 Support Microsoft made available the newest release of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to smaller organizations in an affordable package. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 desktops, Microsoft Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution engineered to help companies keep their data more secure and their network more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premier versions. The standard package includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is designed for organizations with as many as 75 PCs and provides IT staff easier manageability of their information system by reducing complexity and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to users who are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Small Business Server
The optimal installation of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT consulting firm with real-world experience and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, assures you success in designing, deploying and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the major components of the Microsoft SBS 2008 and Microsoft Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can help small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, performance, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with creating a rollout plan, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in integrating actual and virtualized machines, develop high-availability strategies including server clustering, train your internal IT administration team, and deploy automated server monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting Support Services provide an enterprise-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high uptime, smooth scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services feature integration with your network, access to handheld computing products, automated tracking of performance and security, spam protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day backup, and full email management services.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance key aspects of your IT network including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to assess the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and integration support, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security strategy that incorporates portal technology, and provide remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered database system is incorporated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer quick solutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or customize business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for individual computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, database servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and implement a company relocation or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your business.

Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to enable small companies to receive a professional network security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine possible risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a network scan from an authorized machine inside your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured remote site. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where call for.

Live Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for a range of client applications and environments including Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning provides all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, such as instant communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online education allows the instructor to run the class from an online facility while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning utilizes proven teaching aids such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific topics or extended in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through examples individually or as a group.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts provide phone help and online secure network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's team of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as required.

For more information concerning Progent's consulting services for MS Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.