Microsoft Small Business Server Help Microsoft made available the next edition of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These software platforms offer the power of Microsoftís advanced server platforms to smaller companies in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for companies with as many as 75 workstations, Microsoft Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution engineered to enable companies keep their information safer and their network more efficient.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premiere editions. The basic edition includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows Essential Business Server is designed for businesses with as many as 75 PC users and offers IT staff more control over their environment by eliminating complications and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business messaging, calendars, addresses and files to users when they are away from their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Releases SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Small Business Server
The most productive configuration of Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires a network consulting company with real-world experience and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and managing Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.

Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the major components of the Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of information networks based on Windows SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, performance, and operability running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, assess and improve existing network environment, document backup and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtualized machines, develop fault-tolerant strategies such as server clustering, educate your in-house network management team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring processes to track your information system's protection and performance.

Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity downtime, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services offer a world-class data center that features backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high uptime, smooth scalability, and rapid restoration. Services feature complete incorporation with your network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and revision control, Helpdesk support, per-day backup, and comprehensive email administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can offer help for planning, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve key areas of your company's IT environment including teamwork, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, access to actionable information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help you to assess the business benefit for implementing Office SharePoint, provide configuration and installation support, assist your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, enhance your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business software to work with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates portal technology, and deliver online and on-site repair and Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your organization installs Microsoft SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server DBM solution is integrated seamlessly with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network security engineers can evaluate your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can help your company to create or personalize business applications or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective support services to help you company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for single machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a network-wide migration to the newest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and complete an office move or consolidation designed to produce the least possible interruption to your business.

Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small businesses to receive a professional network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your company firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer executes a system scan from a secure computer within your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to internal threats. The two security inventory packages are configured and run from a protected external site. The project is managed by a consultant with high-level security accreditations who generates a report that details and interprets the data collected by the scan and proposes practical remediation if appropriate.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual training for an array of desktop programs and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning provides the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the availability of many workers. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual education allows the trainer to conduct the class from an online office and the students can be dispersed across an office or across the country. Virtual education deploys proven teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through problems individually or as a class.

Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers provide telephone help and remote direct network access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as required.

For more details about Progent's consulting services for MS Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.