Microsoft introduced the latest release of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms offer the power of Windows high-end server platforms to small businesses in an affordable package. Intended for organizations with up to 75 users, Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server solution created to help companies keep their data more secure and their workers more productive.
MS SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premier versions. The standard package features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is meant for companies with as many as 75 PCs and provides network administrators more manageability of their information system by eliminating complications and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate messaging, calendars, contacts and files to users when they are away from their desks. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Deploy Windows SBS 2008
The most productive configuration of Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires a network support firm with real-world experience and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, executing and managing Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the major components of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Essential Business Server packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks built around SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, responsiveness, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, develop backup and restoration procedures, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in integrating physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT management staff, and set up proactive server monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to define and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile communication products, automated tracking of performance and network security, spam filtering, patch and revision control, Helpdesk services, per-day backup, and comprehensive email management services.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly improve key aspects of your company's IT environment such as teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation support, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to work with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security strategy that includes portal technology, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk support.
Microsoft SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your company installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM system is incorporated thoroughly with your business 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 provide fast remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network protection consultants can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can help your company to create or customize business applications or web sites rely on databases managed by SQL Server.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable services to assist you business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises 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 configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small companies to receive a professional network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from beyond your company firewall to uncover potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer within your firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to inside assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected remote location. The project is managed by an engineer with top security accreditations who produces a report that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and proposes practical remediation where appropriate.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual education for popular desktop programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including immediate interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many trainees. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, live online training permits the instructor to conduct the class from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online learning deploys powerful teaching aids like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can work through problems individually or as a class.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals offer telephone support and online direct computer access to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent experts as required.
To learn additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.