Microsoft SBS 2008 Integration Microsoft began shipping the next edition of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions bring the power of Microsoftís enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize organizations in an affordable package. Intended for organizations with as many as 75 desktops, Windows SBS is an integrated server solution engineered to enable businesses make their information safer and their network more efficient.

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

Microsoft Essential Business Server is targeted for companies with up to 75 PCs and provides network administrators easier control over their environment by reducing complications and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to workers who are away from their desks. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Integrate Windows SBS
The most productive configuration of MS Windows SBS 2008 requires a network support company with real-world expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in designing, executing and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.

Progent's consultants can help you to integrate the main pieces of the Microsoft SBS and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:

Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can help small businesses to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network so that you can cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, responsiveness, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout strategy, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in installing physical and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including server and storage clustering, train your internal IT administration staff, and set up proactive server monitoring processes to track system security and performance.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity disruption, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services provide a world-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual servers for service continuity, easy scalability, and rapid restoration. Services feature integration with your business network, access to mobile computing products, automated monitoring of performance and network security, spam and virus protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive messaging management services.

Office SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide expertise for designing, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance important aspects of your organization's IT system including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to assess the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, provide setup and integration expertise, help your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to work with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security plan that includes portal technology, and deliver online and in-person repair and Call Center support.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your company configures SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server RDBM solution is incorporated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to make sure your corporate information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide quick remediation for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network protection experts can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist your company to create or customize business programs or web sites utilize information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to help you company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for individual computers or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a network-wide migration to the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement a company move or consolidation organized to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.

Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to allow small businesses to receive a professional network security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive test of your network from beyond your company firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to internal attacks. The two security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured remote site. The process is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security accreditations who produces a report that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where call for.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual education for an array of desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning provides the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of many students. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, live online training allows the trainer to run the class from an online office while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual learning supports proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.

Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support professionals provide telephone support and remote secure network access to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to competent specialists as needed.

For more details concerning Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.