Windows SBS Support Services Microsoft began shipping the 2008 version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions offer the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server technologies to small and midsize organizations in an affordable bundle. Intended for businesses with up to 75 PC users, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to help companies make their data more secure and their organization more productive.

MS SBS 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The standard edition features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is intended for organizations with up to 75 workstations and gives network staff easier manageability of their environment by reducing complications and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to workers when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Unveils Windows SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Assist You to Take Advantage of Microsoft SBS 2008
The optimal configuration of Windows SBS 2008 calls for a network consulting firm with hands-on experience and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in planning, deploying and managing Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy the main components of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can assist small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its reliability, performance, and operability running your workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment plan, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtualized machines, design high-availability strategies including server clustering, educate your internal IT management team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring processes to track system security and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network downtime, simplifies long-term support demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting and Management 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 failover connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for high uptime, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus protection, security update and revision management, Help Desk Call Center services, per-day backup, and full email administration services.

Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining productive Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve key areas of your information system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of business information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide setup and integration support, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide protection plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.

Microsoft SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your business configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based data management system is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers automated network monitoring to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to offer fast remediation for SQL issues. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can help you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable support services to help you business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for individual machines or laptops or work with your business to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement an office move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small companies to get a professional network security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer administers an extensive test of your network from outside your company firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a system scan from an authorized computer within your company firewall to determine your exposure to internal assaults. Both security inventory services are configured and executed from a secured remote location. The project is implemented by an engineer with top security accreditations who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the information collected by the security scan and proposes practical improvements where appropriate.

Virtual Learning for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual learning for popular client applications and environments including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, including immediate communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple workers. Offered to single students or classes of any size, virtual training permits the trainer to run the class from a remote facility and the students can be spread across an office or all over the country. Virtual education utilizes proven learning aids like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service professionals offer telephone support and online direct network access to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate specialists as required.

For additional information concerning Progent's consulting support for Windows Small Business Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.