Microsoft announced the latest edition of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms offer the power of Microsoftís advanced server platforms to smaller businesses in an economical bundle. Designed for businesses with as many as 75 PC users, Microsoft SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution created to enable companies make their data more secure and their workers more efficient.
MS SBS 2008 is available in standard and premier versions. The standard edition includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is meant for companies with as many as 75 PCs and offers network staff more control over their environment by reducing complexity and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business messaging, scheduling, addresses and files to users who are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Deploy Windows Small Business Server 2008
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 calls for a network consulting firm with real-world expertise and an extensive background in planning and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, deploying and administering Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist you to deploy the main components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small companies to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, speed, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in setting up physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant strategies including server clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT administration staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring processes to track your information system's protection and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, and Maintenance Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes network downtime, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 support, repair, and design services include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's services include integration with your network, access to mobile computing devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Contact Center support, daily data backup, and full messaging management support.
Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer expertise for planning, configuring, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important aspects of your company's information system such as collaboration, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to management intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and integration support, help you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your standard and specialized business software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and in-person troubleshooting and Call Center services.
SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help you installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based data management solution is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent offers automated server monitoring to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide rapid resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can help your company to develop or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your business to install, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote technical support for individual computers or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small companies to get a professional security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine possible risks in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert executes a system scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to assess vulnerabilities to inside assaults. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured external location. The project is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if appropriate.
Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual learning for popular client applications and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training provides the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as immediate interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of many students. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual education permits the trainer to run the seminar from a remote office while the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Live online training deploys proven learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers offer telephone help and online secure network access to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate experts as needed.
For more information about Progent's consulting support for Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.