Microsoft introduced the newest release of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions bring the power of Microsoftís high-end server platforms to small businesses in a cost-effective package. Intended for organizations with up to 75 PCs, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable businesses make their information safer and their network more productive.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premium versions. The basic package features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows EBS 2008 is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PCs and provides network staff easier control over their information system by eliminating complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to workers when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Introduces Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Integrate Microsoft SBS
The optimal deployment of Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT consulting firm with real-world expertise and an extensive background in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in designing, deploying and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to deploy the major pieces of the Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can assist small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment strategy, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, assist in integrating physical and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT management staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring processes to track your information system's protection and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration plan that minimizes network disruption, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's services include integration with your business network, access to mobile computing devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack control, Help Desk support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide help for designing, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important areas of your IT system such as collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of business information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver setup and installation support, help you to configure SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide protection strategy that includes web portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your organization installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is incorporated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers automated server tracking to ensure your business network is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer quick solutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or customize business programs or web sites rely on databases controlled by SQL Server.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable support services to help your business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for individual machines or laptops or work with your business to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete an office relocation or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small companies to get an objective network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a comprehensive test of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a network scan from an authorized machine inside your company firewall to uncover the risk to inside threats. Both security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured remote site. The project is implemented by a consultant with top security credentials who generates a document that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the scan and proposes practical remediation if appropriate.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for a range of client applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of any size, live online education permits the trainer to run the seminar from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual training deploys powerful learning aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service experts provide phone help and online direct network connection to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as needed.
For more details about Progent's support for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.