Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Integration Microsoft announced the most recent version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the power of Microsoft’s high-end server platforms to small and midsize companies in an economical package. Designed for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their information safer and their network more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.

Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for organizations with up to 75 PCs and provides IT administrators easier manageability of their environment by reducing complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate messaging, calendars, addresses and information to workers who are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft Small Business Server
The most productive installation of Microsoft Windows SBS requires an IT consulting company with real-world expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business technology applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, assures you results in planning, deploying and administering Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of servers.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to integrate the major components of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks based on Windows SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small companies to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, throughput, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, develop backup and restoration processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtual machines, develop high-availability solutions including server clustering, educate your in-house IT management staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure system security and performance.

Exchange Server Design, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert support team can help you design and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and consulting offerings include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, plus fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile communication products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, patch and service pack control, Help Desk services, daily data backup, and comprehensive email administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve important aspects of your information network including teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-based business operations, delivery of actionable intelligence, and document control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver setup and integration support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network architecture, set up your standard and specialized business programs to work with Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide security plan that incorporates web portal solutions, and deliver remote and in-person repair and Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your organization configures Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered database solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide continuous server monitoring to ensure your corporate network is always available, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide rapid solutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to create or customize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable support services to help your company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for individual machines or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete a company relocation or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages intended to allow small businesses to get an impartial network security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers an extensive test of your network from outside your firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured external location. The process is managed by an engineer with high-level security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the data captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements where call for.

Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for a range of desktop applications and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction offers all the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple students. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual learning allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from an online office while the students can be dispersed across an office or all over the country. Virtual training supports powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through examples individually or as a group.

Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service professionals offer phone help and online direct computer access to isolate and resolve network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as required.

To learn additional details concerning Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.