Microsoft unveiled the most recent release of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These solutions deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server technologies to small businesses in a cost-effective package. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 PCs, Windows SBS 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to help businesses make their information safer and their network more efficient.
MS SBS 2008 is available in basic and premier versions. The standard edition includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premier edition adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 users and provides IT staff greater control over their environment by reducing complications and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing connectivity to corporate messaging, scheduling, contacts and information to users who are away from the office. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The optimal installation of MS Windows Small Business Server requires a network support firm with real-world expertise and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting team, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, assures you results in designing, executing and managing MS Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to integrate the major components of the Windows SBS and Microsoft Essential Business Server bundles and can also offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, speed, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can help with developing a rollout plan, assess and enhance your current network environment, develop archiving and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and policies, help in setting up actual and virtualized machines, develop fault-tolerant solutions such as failover server clustering, educate your internal network management team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring processes to ensure your information system's protection and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids network disruption, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and consulting services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Services include complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, automated tracking of efficiency and network security, spam protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk Call Center support, daily data backup, and comprehensive email management services.
SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer help for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can significantly improve important aspects of your organization's IT system including teamwork, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to management information, and document control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for implementing Office SharePoint, deliver configuration and installation support, assist your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and custom application programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based RDBM system is integrated thoroughly with your applications. Progent offers automated network monitoring to ensure your business network is healthy, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick resolutions for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified network protection consultants can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist your company to develop or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable services to help your company to install, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online technical support for individual machines or laptops or help you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to the most current release of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help your company to plan for and implement an office move or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to allow small companies to get an impartial security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your network from beyond your firewall to uncover possible risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a network scan from an authorized computer within your firewall to evaluate your exposure to internal assaults. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected remote site. The process is managed by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the scan and proposes practical remediation if call for.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual training for an array of client programs and environments including Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning provides the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, such as immediate interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple workers. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, live online education allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual education deploys proven learning tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or longer in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples individually or as a class.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers offer phone help and remote direct computer connection to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to competent specialists as needed.
To find out more details about Progent's support services for MS Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.