Microsoft unveiled the latest edition of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's products deliver the power of Windows enterprise-class server platforms to small and midsize organizations in a cost-effective bundle. Intended for organizations with up to 75 PCs, Windows SBS is a cohesive server solution created to help businesses make their data safer and their network more productive.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in standard and premier versions. The standard edition includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium edition also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is meant for businesses with up to 75 PCs and gives IT administrators greater control over their information system by reducing complications and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to business messaging, calendars, contacts and information to workers who are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Get the Most Out of MS Windows SBS 2008
The most productive deployment of MS Windows SBS calls for a network support firm with real-world experience and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with an average of over a decade of working in Microsoft technology, assures you success in designing, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy the major components of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can assist small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, speed, and compatibility running your workloads. Progent can assist with creating a deployment plan, assess and improve existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, analyze security architecture and policies, assist in integrating physical and virtual machines, design high-availability strategies such as failover server clustering, train your in-house IT management staff, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure system protection and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Services
Progent's expert consultants can help you define and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that avoids productivity downtime, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile communication products, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam protection, patch and service pack management, Helpdesk support, per-day backup, and full email administration services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server solutions that can significantly improve key aspects of your information network including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to management intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server, deliver setup and installation support, help your business to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom business programs to operate with SharePoint Server 2007, develop a comprehensive security plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide online and on-site repair and Help Desk services.
SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help you installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database solution is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network tracking to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's online Help Desk is ready to provide rapid solutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified computer security engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and technologies and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business programs or eCommerce sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a large-scale migration to the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement an office relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to enable small companies to get an impartial security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your firewall to uncover possible weaknesses in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer executes a system scan from a secure computer inside your firewall to uncover the risk to internal assaults. The two security inventory services are configured and executed from a protected external location. The project is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective improvements if call for.
Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual instruction for popular client applications and operating systems such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning offers the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, including immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of many students. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual training permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online office and the clients can be spread throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Live online training supports powerful teaching aids such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through examples individually or as a class.
Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center provides national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support engineers offer telephone support and remote direct network access to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's team of country-wide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as needed.
For more details concerning Progent's consulting services for MS Windows Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.