Microsoft introduced the most recent release of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions offer the power of Windows high-end server platforms to small businesses in a cost-effective package. Designed for organizations with up to 75 users, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server solution created to help companies make their data safer and make their workers more productive.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premiere versions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for companies with as many as 75 workstations and offers network administrators more control over their environment by eliminating complications and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to corporate messaging, scheduling, addresses and information to users when they are not at their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help You to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008
The optimal configuration of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for an IT support firm with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft technology, assures you success in planning, executing and administering Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Windows SBS and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information systems based on Windows SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, speed, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, document archiving and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in integrating physical and virtualized servers, design fault-tolerant strategies including failover server clustering, educate your internal IT management staff, and deploy automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure system protection and performance.
Exchange Server Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high availability, easy scalability, and fast restoration. Progent's services include integration with your network, access to handheld computing devices, automated tracking of efficiency and security, spam filtering, security update and revision management, Helpdesk services, daily data backup, and full messaging administration services.
Office SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can provide help for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly improve key areas of your company's information system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to actionable information, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help you to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation expertise, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and custom application software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates web portal technology, and provide online and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your business installs SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered data management solution is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent offers continuous server monitoring to ensure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to provide fast resolutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or customize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by SQL Server.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of cost-effective support services to help you business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for individual computers or laptops or work with you to design and implement a large-scale migration to the newest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete a site relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages intended to enable small companies to receive an impartial security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a network scan from an authorized computer within your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside attacks. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a protected remote location. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the security scan and proposes cost-effective remediation if call for.
Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual learning for popular client programs and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual training permits the trainer to run the seminar from an online facility while the students can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Live online learning utilizes proven teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support professionals provide telephone help and remote secure computer connection to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The scope of technical experience represented by Progent's team of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent experts as needed.
To learn additional information concerning Progent's support for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.