Microsoft introduced the newest version of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's products deliver the capabilities of Microsoftís advanced server technologies to smaller companies in an economical package. Targeted for businesses with as many as 75 PCs, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is a cohesive server platform created to enable companies make their information more secure and make their organization more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premium versions. The basic package includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is designed for organizations with up to 75 workstations and offers network staff more control over their environment by reducing complexity and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business e-mail, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are away from their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Releases Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help You to Get the Most Out of MS Windows Small Business Server
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Windows SBS calls for a network consulting company with real-world experience and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting team, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, executing and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.
Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the main components of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of information systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small businesses to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, speed, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up actual and virtualized servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT management staff, and deploy automated 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's security and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity downtime, reduces ongoing service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer a world-class data center that features backed-up power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and fast restoration. Services include integration with your network, connectivity with handheld communication products, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day data backup, and full messaging administration support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide expertise for planning, configuring, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly enhance important areas of your organization's information network including teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to assess the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver setup and installation support, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide security strategy that includes web portal solutions, and provide online and on-site troubleshooting and Call Center services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database solution is integrated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide automated server tracking to ensure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to offer fast solutions for SQL database issues. Progent's certified network protection consultants can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can assist your company to create or customize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable support services to help your business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for single computers or laptops or help you to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to plan for and implement an office move or consolidation organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to enable small businesses to receive an independent security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a network scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to uncover your exposure to inside attacks. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected remote site. The project is implemented by a consultant with top security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the information captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if appropriate.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for popular client programs and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction provides the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, including immediate communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of many trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual training allows the teacher to run the seminar from an online office while the clients can be spread across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning supports proven teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service experts offer phone help and remote direct computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's team of nationwide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as needed.
To find out additional information about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.