Microsoft unveiled the most recent version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products bring the power of Windows enterprise-grade server technologies to small organizations in an economical bundle. Targeted for companies with as many as 75 users, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server solution created to help businesses make their data more secure and make their network more efficient.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in standard and premiere versions. The basic edition features MS Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is meant for organizations with up to 75 PCs and offers network administrators easier 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 facilitating access to business messaging, scheduling, contacts and files to users when they are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Ships Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help You to Get the Most Out of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008
The optimal configuration of Microsoft SBS 2008 requires a network consulting company with real-world experience and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in designing, executing and managing Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to integrate the main pieces of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Integration
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can assist small organizations to take advantage of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist your company to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network in order to rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, throughput, and operability running your applications. Progent can help with developing a rollout plan, evaluate and improve your current network infrastructure, develop backup and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up physical and virtualized servers, develop high-availability strategies including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your in-house IT administration staff, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring processes to track your information system's security and efficiency.
Exchange Server Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing service requirements, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and consulting offerings include expertise with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and cooling systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, and failover connections to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for service continuity, easy expandability, and fast restoration. Services include integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld communication devices, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam protection, patch and revision management, Help Desk services, per-day data backup, and full messaging management support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Help
Progent can provide expertise for designing, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that can significantly enhance important areas of your company's information system including collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to actionable intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, provide configuration and integration support, assist you to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized application programs to work with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection strategy that includes web portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Help Desk services.
SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server consultants can make sure your organization configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-based DBM system is incorporated effectively with your applications. Progent offers 24x7 network tracking to make sure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is available to offer fast solutions for SQL database problems. Progent's certified computer protection consultants can assess your business-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to develop or customize business applications or eCommerce sites utilize information managed by SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of the newest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and implement a company relocation or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Bundles
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to enable small companies to get a professional security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security profile you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional runs a network scan from a secure computer inside your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to internal attacks. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected external site. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials who generates a document that details and analyzes the information collected by the scan and suggests practical improvements where call for.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular client programs and environments such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education provides the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of many trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, virtual instruction allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility while the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Virtual education supports proven teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support experts offer telephone help and online secure computer connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and economically. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate experts as needed.
To learn more details about Progent's consulting and support services for MS Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.