Microsoft announced the most recent release of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms bring the power of Microsoftís enterprise-level server platforms to smaller organizations in an economical package. Intended for companies with up to 75 PC users, Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server platform created to help businesses make their data safer and their workers more efficient.
MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premiere versions. The standard package includes MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for businesses with up to 75 desktops and provides IT administrators greater 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 providing connectivity to corporate e-mail, scheduling, contacts and information to workers who are not at their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Small Business Server
The optimal installation of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 requires a network support company with hands-on expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, executing and administering Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to integrate the main pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of information networks built around Windows SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration services that can assist small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, responsiveness, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and enhance your current network environment, develop backup and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and policies, help in installing physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability solutions such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network management staff, and deploy proactive server monitoring processes to track system security and efficiency.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, and failover access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile computing devices, continual tracking of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily backup, and comprehensive messaging administration services.
SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key areas of your information environment such as collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and integration support, assist you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to work with SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide security strategy that includes portal technology, and provide remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help you configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide automated server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to provide rapid resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network protection experts can evaluate your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help your company to develop or personalize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to help your business to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for single computers or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the latest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist your company to prepare for and complete a company move or merger designed to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages designed to allow small businesses to receive an objective security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer administers an extensive test of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to determine potential risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a certified security professional executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to evaluate your exposure to internal assaults. Both security inventory services are set up and run from a secured external location. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who generates a document that summarizes and interprets the information captured by the security scan and suggests practical improvements where call for.
Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual training for a range of desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training offers the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual training allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote facility and the clients can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Live online education supports powerful teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific topics or extended in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a group.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support engineers offer telephone help and remote secure computer connection to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as needed.
For additional details about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.