Microsoft introduced the most recent edition of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. These products offer the capabilities of Microsoftís advanced server technologies to small and midsize companies in a cost-effective package. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 workstations, Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server platform created to help companies keep their information safer and make their organization more efficient.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The standard edition includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for businesses with as many as 75 users and gives network administrators easier control over their information system by eliminating complications and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and information to workers when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Releases SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help You to Integrate Microsoft Windows SBS 2008
The most productive installation of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for a network support firm with hands-on experience and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you success in planning, deploying and managing Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the major pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small companies to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, speed, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout plan, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, develop backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, help in integrating actual and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies including server and storage clustering, train your internal IT administration staff, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design services include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting Support Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, and failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for high uptime, easy expandability, and fast recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld computing products, automated tracking of efficiency and network security, spam protection, security update and revision management, Helpdesk support, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging management services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide help for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically enhance key aspects of your organization's IT environment including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation support, help your business to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom application software to work with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person repair and Call Center support.
SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your small business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk is available to offer fast resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer security experts can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help your company to create or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective support services to assist you company to install, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for single computers or laptops or help you to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement a site move or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to allow small businesses to get an objective security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers an extensive test of your network from outside your firewall to determine potential risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer executes a system scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to internal assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected external site. The project is implemented by an engineer who has earned top security credentials who generates a document that details and interprets the data collected by the security scan and suggests practical improvements if call for.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including immediate communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual education allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility while the clients can be spread across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online training supports powerful teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can work through examples individually or as a group.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service engineers provide phone support and remote direct network access to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified experts as required.
To find out more information about Progent's support for MS Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.