Microsoft announced the latest edition of Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions bring the power of Microsoftís enterprise-level server platforms to small businesses in an affordable package. Targeted for organizations with up to 75 users, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server platform engineered to enable companies keep their data safer and make their network more efficient.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premium editions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premier edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Windows Essential Business Server is designed for companies with up to 75 PCs and provides IT administrators greater control over their environment by reducing complexity and automating common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to users when they are away from their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help You to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
The most productive deployment of Windows SBS 2008 requires a network support company with real-world expertise and a broad knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than 10 years of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in planning, executing and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist your company to deploy the main pieces of the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT systems built around Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can help small organizations to get the most from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your network in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, speed, and operability running realistic applications. Progent can assist with creating a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, develop archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in installing actual and virtualized machines, design fault-tolerant solutions including server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network management team, and deploy automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure your information system's protection and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that avoids productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing support demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design offerings include expertise with the configuration of third-party add-ons to Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and operations center, and failover access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for fault tolerance, easy scalability, and fast recovery. Services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing products, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam filtering, patch and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, daily data backup, and full email administration support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that will dramatically improve key areas of your IT network such as teamwork, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, access to business information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and integration expertise, assist your business to set up SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, develop a company-wide security plan that incorporates portal technology, and provide remote and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your business configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server DBM system is incorporated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers continuous network monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk is available to offer rapid resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security consultants can evaluate your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can assist you to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of cost-effective services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for single computers or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a network-wide rollout of the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist you to plan for and complete a site relocation or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to enable small companies to receive a professional security evaluation from a GIAC and CISA-premier security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer executes a network scan from a secure machine inside your company firewall to uncover the risk to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and run from a secured external location. The process is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where appropriate.
Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular desktop applications and operating systems including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple workers. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online instruction permits the teacher to run the seminar from a remote office while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the the U.S. Virtual learning supports proven learning mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specialized topics or extended in time and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center provides nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified support engineers provide phone help and remote secure network access to isolate and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified specialists as required.
To learn more information concerning Progent's support services for Windows Small Business Server, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.