Microsoft debuted the next release of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These products deliver the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-level server technologies to small organizations in an economical package. Targeted for organizations with as many as 75 users, Microsoft Windows SBS is an integrated server platform engineered to help businesses keep their data safer and their network more efficient.
MS SBS 2008 is available in basic and premiere versions. The standard package features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is designed for organizations with as many as 75 PCs and offers IT staff greater control over their information system by reducing complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to business messaging, calendars, contacts and information to users when they are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help You to Deploy Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires a network support company with real-world experience and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business technology applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you results in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.
Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the major components of the Microsoft Windows SBS and Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a range of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can assist small companies to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, speed, and operability handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout plan, assess and improve existing network environment, document backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtual machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including server and storage clustering, educate your in-house IT management team, and deploy automated server monitoring operations to track system security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert support team can show you how to design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting Support Services provide an enterprise-class data center with backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Services feature integration with your business network, access to mobile computing products, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam filtering, patch and service pack management, Help Desk services, daily data backup, and full email management services.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically improve key aspects of your information system including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to business information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to assess the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation support, assist your business to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates web portal solutions, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk services.
SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your small business configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is integrated effectively with your application software. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide fast solutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified network protection consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can assist you to create or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for individual machines or laptops or work with your business to design and carry out a large-scale migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help you to plan for and implement a site move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to enable small businesses to receive an objective security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine potential risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a network scan from a secure machine within your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured external location. The project is implemented by a consultant who has earned top security accreditations who generates a document that details and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective remediation where appropriate.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for a range of desktop applications and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online training offers all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, such as immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of many students. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online training allows the teacher to run the class from a remote facility while the students can be spread across an office or across the country. Live online education supports proven teaching aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specific topics or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can go through examples individually or as a group.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals provide phone help and remote direct network connection to troubleshoot and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate experts as required.
To find out more information about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.