Microsoft introduced the newest release of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the capabilities of Microsoft’s high-end server platforms to small and midsize businesses in an affordable package. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 workstations, Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution engineered to help businesses keep their information more secure and their workers more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The basic edition features MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PC users and provides network administrators greater control over their environment by reducing complications and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate messaging, scheduling, addresses and files to workers when they are away from the office. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Deploy Windows SBS 2008
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 requires a network support firm with hands-on experience and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft products, assures you results in planning, deploying and administering Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to deploy the main pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve existing network environment, develop backup and restoration procedures, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in setting up actual and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies such as server clustering, train your in-house IT management team, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and efficiency.
Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can show you how to design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for high uptime, easy expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus protection, patch and service pack control, Helpdesk services, per-day backup, and full email administration support.
Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer help for designing, deploying, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that will significantly improve key areas of your company's information environment such as collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of management information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to assess the business case for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation expertise, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Call Center services.
SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your company installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based database system is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent offers automated server monitoring to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to offer fast remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network security engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's developers can help your company to create or customize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective services to help your business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for individual computers or laptops or help you to design and carry out a network-wide rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement an office move or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages designed to enable small companies to get an independent security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your network from beyond your firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to assess the risk to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured remote site. The process is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who generates a document that details and interprets the information captured by the security scan and suggests practical improvements where appropriate.
Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual learning for a range of client applications and environments such as Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training offers all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, virtual training allows the teacher to conduct the class from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual education deploys powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center offers nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers provide telephone help and online direct network access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The scope of IT experience available from Progent's staff of country-wide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified specialists as needed.
To learn additional information about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.