Microsoft debuted the next version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions offer the power of Microsoftís high-end server technologies to smaller organizations in an affordable package. Designed for organizations with up to 75 users, Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable businesses keep their data safer and their network more efficient.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premier versions. The standard edition includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is targeted for companies with up to 75 desktops and gives network administrators easier control over their information system by eliminating complexity and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to workers when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Ships Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Get the Most Out of Windows SBS
The most productive deployment of MS Windows Small Business Server calls for a network support firm with hands-on experience and a broad background in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in planning, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy the main components of the MS Windows SBS and Essential Business Server 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems based on SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and operability running your applications. Progent can assist with developing a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, document backup and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in setting up physical and virtualized servers, design fault-tolerant strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT management staff, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to track your information system's security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, and Maintenance Support
Progent's expert support team can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies long-term support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing products, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam filtering, patch and service pack control, Contact Center support, daily data backup, and full messaging management services.
SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically improve key areas of your organization's IT network including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help you to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, provide setup and installation support, help you to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized business programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center services.
Microsoft SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your company installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based DBM system is incorporated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to provide quick solutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network protection consultants can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for single machines or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a large-scale migration to the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small businesses to receive a professional network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a network scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to determine your exposure to inside assaults. The two security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected external site. The process is managed by a consultant who has earned top security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the security scan and suggests practical improvements if call for.
Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of client applications and environments including Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, including instant interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual training allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote office while the students can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual learning supports proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts offer telephone help and remote secure network connection to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as required.
To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting and support services for MS Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.