Windows SBS Assistance Microsoft announced the latest version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the capabilities of Windows high-end server platforms to smaller companies in an economical package. Targeted for organizations with as many as 75 workstations, MS Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution engineered to help businesses keep their information safer and their organization more efficient.

Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The standard edition features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premier version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is designed for organizations with as many as 75 users and offers IT staff easier manageability of their environment by reducing complications and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and information to workers when they are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist You to Deploy Windows SBS
The most productive deployment of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires a network consulting firm with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can help your company to deploy the main pieces of the Windows SBS and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also offer a range of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of information systems built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small organizations to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, responsiveness, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, assess and enhance existing network environment, document backup and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, assist in installing actual and virtual machines, design high-availability strategies such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house IT administration staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure system security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Design, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and IT support center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high availability, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication products, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision control, Contact Center support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email management services.

SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance important aspects of your IT system such as collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business case for deploying Office SharePoint, provide setup and installation support, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network architecture, integrate your standard and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security strategy that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your organization configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to make sure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to offer fast remediation for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data protection experts can assess your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can help your company to create or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective services to help your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual computers or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages designed to allow small businesses to receive an objective network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a system scan from a secure machine within your company firewall to evaluate your exposure to internal assaults. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected remote location. The process is managed by a consultant with top security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and analyzes the information collected by the security scan and suggests practical improvements if call for.

Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant communication between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of many workers. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual training allows the instructor to run the class from an online facility and the students can be spread across an office or all over the country. Live online education supports proven teaching aids like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.

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 provide phone support and remote direct computer connection to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise represented by Progent's team of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate experts as needed.

To find out additional information about Progent's consulting support for Microsoft SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.