Microsoft announced the newest version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's software platforms deliver the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-grade server platforms to small and midsize companies in an economical bundle. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 desktops, MS Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server solution created to enable companies make their information more secure and their workers more efficient.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premier versions. The standard package features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft EBS 2008 is intended for organizations with as many as 75 PCs and provides IT staff greater control over their environment by eliminating complications and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and files to workers who are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Windows Small Business Server 2008
The most productive deployment of MS Windows Small Business Server requires an IT consulting firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive background in planning and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you success in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy the major components of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also provide a range of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, speed, and compatibility running your applications. Progent can assist with creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve your current network environment, document backup and restoration procedures, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in installing actual and virtualized servers, design high-availability solutions such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration team, and deploy proactive server monitoring operations to track system security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's expert support team can help you design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange Server 2007. Services include complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated tracking of efficiency and network security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Helpdesk services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management services.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for planning, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance important areas of your company's information system such as collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of actionable information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help your company to assess the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, provide configuration and integration expertise, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk Call Center services.
SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide fast solutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer protection experts can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help you to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to assist you business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the most current release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement a site relocation or consolidation organized to produce the least possible interruption to your business.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to allow small businesses to get a professional security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to uncover potential risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a system scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to assess vulnerabilities to internal assaults. The two security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured remote location. The project is implemented by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who generates a document that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if appropriate.
Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual learning for an array of desktop programs and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction provides all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, including immediate interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many students. Available to single students or classes of any size, live online learning permits the instructor to run the class from an online facility and the clients can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online education supports proven learning tools like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.
Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals offer telephone help and remote direct computer access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of country-wide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified specialists as needed.
For more details concerning Progent's support services for Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.