Microsoft made available the most recent release of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server platforms to smaller businesses in an affordable bundle. Intended for organizations with as many as 75 PC users, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server solution created to help companies make their information more secure and make their workers more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The basic edition features Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for organizations with as many as 75 users and gives network staff greater manageability of their information system by reducing complexity and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business messaging, scheduling, addresses and information to users when they are not at the office. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Releases SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Get the Most Out of Windows Small Business Server 2008
The optimal installation of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 requires an IT consulting company with real-world expertise and a broad background in planning and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in planning, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the main components of the Windows SBS and Microsoft Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks based on SBS 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers 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 consultants can assist your company to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, throughput, and operability running your workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment plan, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, help in integrating actual and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant strategies including server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house IT management team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring processes to track your information system's protection and efficiency.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, and Troubleshooting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Services feature integration with your business network, connectivity with mobile communication devices, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus protection, patch and service pack control, Contact Center services, daily data backup, and full email management services.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically enhance key areas of your organization's information system including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to management information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and installation expertise, help you to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your standard and custom application programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security strategy that includes web portal technology, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your business installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered RDBM system is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide automated network tracking to ensure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk is ready to offer rapid solutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and recommend enhancements for more complete protection. Progent's application developers can help you to create or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites utilize information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective support services to assist your business to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a company-wide migration to the most current release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement a company move or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to enable small companies to get an independent security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert administers a comprehensive examination of your network from beyond your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a system scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to uncover your exposure to inside assaults. Both security inventory packages are configured and executed from a protected remote location. The process is implemented by a consultant who has earned top security accreditations who generates a document that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and suggests practical remediation if call for.
Live Virtual Training for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for an array of desktop applications and operating systems such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning provides all the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many students. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual education allows the instructor to run the class from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online education deploys proven teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or extended in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support professionals provide telephone help and online secure computer access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and affordably. The scope of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to qualified experts as needed.
To learn additional details concerning Progent's consulting services for MS Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.