Microsoft announced the 2008 version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. These products offer the power of Windows advanced server technologies to small and midsize businesses in an economical package. Targeted for organizations with up to 75 workstations, MS Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform created to help companies make their information safer and their network more efficient.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premiere editions. The basic edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is meant for businesses with up to 75 workstations and provides network staff greater control over their information system by eliminating complications and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and information to users who are away from the office. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Releases SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Windows Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 calls for a network consulting company with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, executing and administering Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to deploy the major pieces of the Microsoft SBS and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT systems built around SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, speed, and operability handling your applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment plan, evaluate and improve your current network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in installing physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions such as server and storage clustering, train your internal IT management team, and set up automated server monitoring processes to ensure system security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity disruption, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design services include assistance with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld computing devices, continual tracking of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and revision control, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and full messaging management services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer help for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance important areas of your organization's information environment including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of management information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to assess the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation expertise, help you to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized application programs to operate with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide online and on-premises repair and Call Center services.
SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure you installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based database system is integrated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your business information system is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or customize business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for individual machines or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a company move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages intended to enable small businesses to receive an independent security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a network scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to uncover the risk to inside attacks. Both security inventory services are set up and run from a protected external site. The project is managed by an engineer with high-level security accreditations who produces a report that details and interprets the data captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where appropriate.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for a range of desktop applications and environments such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education provides the advantages of traditional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple workers. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online training allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote office while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or across the country. Virtual learning utilizes powerful learning aids like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service experts offer phone support and remote secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent experts as needed.
To learn additional details about Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.