Microsoft made available the most recent release of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products offer the capabilities of Microsoftís enterprise-grade server technologies to small businesses in a cost-effective package. Designed for businesses with up to 75 PCs, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform created to enable businesses make their data safer and their workers more efficient.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premium editions. The standard package features MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is meant for businesses with as many as 75 users and provides IT administrators more manageability of their environment by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to workers who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Introduces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Get the Most Out of MS Windows SBS
The optimal deployment of Windows SBS requires an IT support firm with hands-on expertise and a broad background in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist you to integrate the main pieces of the Windows SBS 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a range of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of information networks based on SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can help small organizations to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, speed, and operability handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a rollout strategy, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in integrating physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering, train your in-house network administration team, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to track system protection and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that avoids network disruption, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services offer a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for fault tolerance, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, access to mobile communication products, automated monitoring of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision control, Help Desk Call Center services, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging management services.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer help for designing, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important areas of your organization's information network including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, delivery of actionable information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and installation expertise, help you to set up SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide protection strategy that includes web portal technology, and deliver online and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management solution is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to provide quick resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help you to create or personalize business applications or web sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist you company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for single computers or notebooks or work with you to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist your company to prepare for and implement a company relocation or merger organized to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to enable small businesses to get an independent security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs an extensive test of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to determine your exposure to internal assaults. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured remote location. The process is managed by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the security scan and suggests practical remediation if call for.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for popular desktop programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including instant communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many workers. Available to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual education allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote facility and the clients can be spread throughout an office or across the country. Virtual training utilizes proven learning tools like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and students can go through problems individually or as a class.
Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support engineers provide telephone support and online direct computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to appropriate specialists as needed.
To find out more information concerning Progent's support services for Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.