Microsoft unveiled the newest version of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms offer the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-level server platforms to smaller businesses in a cost-effective bundle. Targeted for organizations with as many as 75 users, Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution engineered to help businesses keep their data safer and make their network more productive.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premiere editions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 PCs and provides IT staff greater manageability of their environment by eliminating complications and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate messaging, calendars, contacts and information to workers when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Unveils Windows SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist You to Deploy Microsoft Windows SBS
The optimal installation of Windows SBS requires a network support company with hands-on expertise and a broad background in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, deploying and administering Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consultants can assist your company to integrate the major pieces of the Windows SBS and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information systems built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can assist small organizations to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, speed, and compatibility running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, document archiving and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in integrating physical and virtual machines, develop high-availability strategies including server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration staff, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring operations to ensure your information system's protection and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you define and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network disruption, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting Services provide a world-class data center that features backed-up power and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for high availability, smooth scalability, and rapid restoration. Services include integration with your business network, access to mobile computing devices, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and revision management, Help Desk services, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email administration support.
SharePoint Server Help
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance important aspects of your information system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and custom application software to operate with SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection strategy that includes web portal solutions, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure you installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers automated network monitoring to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to provide quick solutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or customize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist you business to install, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a large-scale migration to the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your business.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small businesses to receive an independent security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a system scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to evaluate vulnerabilities to internal assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured remote site. The process is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who produces a document that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and suggests practical improvements if appropriate.
Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for a range of desktop programs and environments such as Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction provides all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of any size, virtual training permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction utilizes powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and personalized 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.
Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service professionals provide phone help and remote secure computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified experts as required.
For additional information about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.