Microsoft began shipping the 2008 version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's products deliver the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-level server platforms to smaller businesses in a cost-effective package. Intended for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable companies make their data safer and their workers more efficient.
MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premier versions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PC users and offers network staff greater control over their information system by reducing complexity 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 e-mail, scheduling, contacts and files to users who are not at the office. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The most productive deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS requires an IT consulting company with real-world expertise and an extensive background in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the main pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information networks built around SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, performance, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout strategy, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in integrating physical and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering, educate your in-house network administration staff, and deploy automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids network downtime, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Services include complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile computing devices, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and revision management, Help Desk services, per-day backup, and full messaging administration services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide help for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically enhance key aspects of your company's information network including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver setup and integration expertise, help you to configure SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to work with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver online and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help you configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management system is incorporated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to provide fast resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified computer security consultants can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or customize business applications or web sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable support services to help your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for single machines or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale migration to the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist you to plan for and complete a company move or consolidation designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to allow small businesses to receive an independent network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to uncover potential risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a system scan from a secure machine within your company firewall to assess your exposure to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected remote site. The process is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if appropriate.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent offers online virtual training for an array of desktop programs and environments including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning offers the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including instant communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, virtual learning permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online office while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online training deploys powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts provide phone support and remote direct computer connection to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate experts as required.
To find out more details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.