Microsoft made available the 2008 release of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These software platforms bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server technologies to small companies in an economical bundle. Designed for organizations with up to 75 desktops, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server solution created to enable businesses make their data safer and make their organization more productive.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premium versions. The basic edition includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premier version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft EBS 2008 is designed for companies with up to 75 workstations and provides IT staff greater manageability of their information system 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 e-mail, scheduling, contacts and information to workers when they are not at the office. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Releases Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Get the Most Out of Windows SBS 2008
The optimal deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS requires an IT consulting company with hands-on expertise and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and administering Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to integrate the major components of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small organizations to benefit from 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 IT system in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, responsiveness, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can assist with developing a deployment strategy, assess and enhance existing network environment, develop backup and recovery processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in setting up actual and virtualized machines, design high-availability strategies such as server clustering, educate your internal IT administration staff, and deploy proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to track system protection and efficiency.
Exchange Server Design, Setup, and Maintenance Services
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can help you design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld computing products, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam and virus protection, security update and service pack management, Help Desk support, daily data backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically enhance key aspects of your company's IT network including collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and installation support, help your business to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized application software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security plan that incorporates web portal technology, and provide remote and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center services.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Design and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your business configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based RDBM system is incorporated seamlessly with your applications. Progent can provide continuous server tracking to make sure your corporate network is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is available to provide quick solutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified network security consultants can assess your business-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist your company to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of cost-effective services to assist your business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for individual computers or laptops or work with you to design and carry out a large-scale migration to the latest version of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help you to plan for and implement a site relocation or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages designed to allow small companies to receive an independent network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert executes a network scan from a secure computer within your firewall to determine the risk to internal threats. Both security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured external site. The process is managed by a consultant who has earned top security accreditations who produces a document that summarizes and interprets the information collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if appropriate.
Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual training for an array of client programs and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning offers the advantages of traditional classroom seminars, such as immediate interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of many students. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual education permits the instructor to conduct the class from an online office and the clients can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online training deploys proven learning tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support experts provide phone support and online secure network access to isolate and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The breadth of IT experience represented by Progent's team of country-wide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent experts as required.
For additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for MS Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.