Microsoft Windows SBS Help Microsoft announced the newest release of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These products deliver the power of Windows advanced server technologies to small businesses in an economical package. Intended for companies with as many as 75 users, Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to help companies make their information more secure and make their network more productive.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The standard package features MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft EBS 2008 is targeted for companies with as many as 75 workstations and offers IT administrators more control over their environment by eliminating complications and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate messaging, scheduling, addresses and files to workers who are not at the office. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Introduces Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help You to Integrate Microsoft SBS 2008
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT support company with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, assures you success in planning, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of servers.

Progent's IT professionals can help you to integrate the major pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of information networks based on Windows SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can assist small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, throughput, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network environment, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and policies, help in setting up physical and virtual machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions including server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network management team, and set up proactive server and network monitoring operations to ensure system security and performance.

Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for high uptime, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and network security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision control, Helpdesk support, per-day backup, and full email administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve important areas of your company's IT environment including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, provide setup and integration support, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Help Desk support.

SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM solution is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network tracking to make sure your business information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer fast solutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified data security experts can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help you to create or customize line-of-business programs or web sites utilize databases managed by SQL Server 2008.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of cost-effective services to assist you company to deploy, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online help for single computers or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and implement a company move or consolidation organized to produce minimal disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages designed to allow small businesses to get an independent network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your firewall to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a system scan from an authorized computer within your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to internal threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected external site. The project is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who generates a document that details and interprets the information captured by the security scan and proposes practical remediation where call for.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for a range of client programs and environments including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online instruction provides all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including immediate interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, virtual education allows the instructor to run the seminar from a remote facility and the clients can be spread throughout an office or across the country. Virtual training utilizes powerful teaching mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals provide telephone help and remote secure network access to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as required.

To learn more information about Progent's consulting services for MS Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.