Windows Small Business Server Consulting Services Microsoft debuted the newest edition of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions bring the capabilities of Windows high-end server platforms to small and midsize businesses in an economical package. Targeted for organizations with up to 75 desktops, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server solution created to enable companies keep their information safer and make their workers more productive.

MS Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The standard package features MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is intended for companies with as many as 75 PCs and offers IT administrators easier control over their environment by eliminating complexity and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to corporate e-mail, scheduling, addresses and files to workers when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Introduces SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Benefit from Microsoft SBS 2008
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT support company with hands-on experience and a broad background in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft products, assures you success in designing, executing and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.

Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information systems built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can assist small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, throughput, and compatibility running realistic applications. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in setting up actual and virtual servers, develop high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network management staff, and deploy automated server and network monitoring operations to ensure system security and efficiency.

Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids network disruption, simplifies long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services include complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.

SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can provide expertise for designing, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will dramatically improve key aspects of your company's IT environment such as collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-based business processes, access to business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to assess the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, provide setup and installation support, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized application software to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection strategy that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server RDBM system is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to make sure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide rapid resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles designed to allow small businesses to get a professional security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine possible risks in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to evaluate the risk to internal threats. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured external location. The project is implemented by a consultant with high-level security accreditations who produces a report that details and interprets the data collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements if call for.

Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual instruction for a range of desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning offers all the benefits of conventional in-person seminars, including immediate interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Offered to single students or groups of any size, live online education allows the teacher to conduct the class from a remote facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the country. Virtual instruction deploys proven teaching aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific topics or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals offer phone help and online secure network access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as needed.

To find out additional information about Progent's support for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.