Microsoft began shipping the newest version of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server platforms to small businesses in an economical bundle. Designed for companies with as many as 75 desktops, Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution engineered to enable companies keep their data more secure and make their network more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premier editions. The basic package features MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premier version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is intended for organizations with up to 75 users and offers IT staff easier control over their information system by eliminating complications and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate messaging, scheduling, addresses and files to workers when they are away from their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Help Your Company to Deploy Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The optimal installation of Windows SBS requires an IT consulting company with real-world experience and a broad background in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. 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 Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to integrate the major pieces of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of information systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, speed, and compatibility running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, assess and improve existing network environment, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in integrating physical and virtualized servers, design high-availability solutions such as failover server clustering, educate your internal IT administration staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring processes to track system protection and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity downtime, simplifies long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and fast restoration. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, automated tracking of performance and network security, spam protection, patch and revision control, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and full email administration services.
SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for designing, configuring, and maintaining productive SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly enhance important aspects of your company's IT system including collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to management information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help your company to assess the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation support, assist you to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom business programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.
SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management system is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 server monitoring to ensure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer rapid remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective support services to help your company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a site relocation or consolidation organized to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to get a professional network security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a comprehensive test of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a network scan from a secure machine within your firewall to assess your exposure to internal assaults. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a protected external location. The process is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations who produces a report that details and interprets the information collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where call for.
Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for an array of client applications and environments such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, virtual education permits the trainer to conduct the seminar from an online office while the students can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Live online learning utilizes proven teaching tools like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples individually or as a group.
Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals provide phone support and remote direct computer access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent experts as required.
For additional details about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.