Microsoft introduced the 2008 edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These solutions offer the power of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server platforms to small and midsize companies in an economical package. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 PCs, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable companies make their data safer and make their organization more productive.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premier editions. The basic edition features MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premier edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for businesses with up to 75 users and provides network administrators more control over their information system by reducing complexity and automating many tasks. 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 information to users when they are not at their desks. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Introduces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The most productive deployment of Microsoft SBS 2008 requires a network consulting company with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist you to deploy the major components of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable services to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, responsiveness, and operability running your applications. Progent can assist with creating a rollout strategy, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, help in installing physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability strategies such as server clustering, educate your in-house IT administration staff, and set up automated server monitoring processes to ensure system security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, and Troubleshooting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, automated tracking of performance and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack management, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and full messaging management support.
Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically enhance important aspects of your information environment including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of actionable intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and installation expertise, help you to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to work with SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide security plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Call Center services.
SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure you installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM system is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide automated server tracking to make sure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data protection engineers can evaluate your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on information managed by SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist your business to deploy, configure, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for single computers or notebooks or help you to plan and implement a company-wide migration to the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a company move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to enable small businesses to get an impartial network security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewall to uncover potential risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer within your firewall to determine your exposure to internal threats. The two security inventory services are configured and executed from a secured remote location. The project is implemented by an engineer with top security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the scan and proposes practical remediation where call for.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and operating systems such as Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple workers. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual training permits the instructor to run the class from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the country. Live online training deploys proven learning aids such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can work through examples individually or as a group.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service engineers offer phone help and online direct network access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate specialists as needed.
To learn additional information about Progent's consulting support for MS Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.