Microsoft debuted the most recent release of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products offer the capabilities of Microsoft’s advanced server platforms to smaller organizations in an affordable package. Targeted for companies with up to 75 desktops, MS Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their data safer and their workers more productive.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premier versions. The standard package includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for companies with up to 75 PC users and provides IT staff easier control over their environment by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to users when they are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Integrate Windows Small Business Server
The optimal deployment of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for an IT consulting company with hands-on expertise and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consultants can help your company to integrate the main components of the Microsoft SBS and Microsoft Essential Business Server bundles and can also provide a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, speed, and compatibility running realistic workloads. Progent can assist with creating a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, help in installing physical and virtual servers, design fault-tolerant strategies such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network management team, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that avoids network downtime, simplifies long-term service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting Support Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high uptime, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, continual monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam protection, patch and revision control, Helpdesk support, per-day backup, and full messaging administration services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide help for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key areas of your organization's information environment including collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to assess the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and installation expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security plan that incorporates web portal technology, and provide online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business configures SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered database system is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your business network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer fast resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist your company to create or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by SQL Server.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of affordable services to assist your company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for individual computers or laptops or help you to plan and implement a company-wide migration to the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement an office move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages designed to enable small companies to get an independent network security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert administers an extensive test of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs a system scan from an authorized machine inside your company firewall to uncover the risk to internal attacks. The two security inventory services are configured and run from a secured external site. The project is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who produces a report that details and analyzes the data captured by the scan and proposes practical improvements where call for.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for a range of client programs and environments including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training offers all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of any size, virtual instruction permits the instructor to conduct the class from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction supports proven teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through examples individually or as a group.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service engineers provide telephone help and online secure computer access to troubleshoot and repair network problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to competent experts as required.
To find out additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for MS Windows Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.