Windows Small Business Server Support Microsoft debuted the next edition of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server technologies to small and midsize businesses in a cost-effective package. Designed for organizations with up to 75 PCs, MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server solution engineered to help companies make their information more secure and make their network more productive.

MS SBS 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere version also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Windows Essential Business Server is designed for organizations with up to 75 PCs and provides network administrators easier control over their information system by reducing complexity and automating common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing connectivity to corporate messaging, scheduling, addresses and information to workers who are not at the office. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Take Advantage of Microsoft Windows SBS
The most productive installation of MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 calls for an IT consulting firm with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business technology applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, executing and administering MS Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft product family of servers.

Progent's consulting experts can help you to deploy the major components of the MS Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of IT systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent provides a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 consulting and integration support that can assist small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help your company to understand the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can help you test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, speed, and compatibility handling realistic applications. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, evaluate and improve existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtualized servers, develop high-availability solutions such as server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house IT management staff, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring operations to track your information system's protection and efficiency.

Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that avoids network disruption, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the design of unified messaging solutions powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting Services offer a world-class data center that features redundant power and cooling systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, plus failover access to tier-1 Internet service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for high availability, easy expandability, and fast restoration. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, connectivity with mobile computing products, automated monitoring of efficiency and security, spam and virus protection, patch and service pack management, Help Desk services, daily backup, and full email administration support.

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for planning, configuring, and managing successful SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve key aspects of your company's IT environment including collaboration, intranet portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business operations, access to business information, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying Office SharePoint, deliver setup and integration expertise, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal technology, and deliver online and in-person troubleshooting and Help Desk services.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your business installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database system is incorporated seamlessly with your business applications. Progent can provide 24x7 network monitoring to ensure your corporate information system is always available, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to provide quick resolutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security experts can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and recommend enhancements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's developers can help you to create or personalize business programs or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by SQL Server 2008.

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable support services to help your business to deploy, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for single computers or laptops or work with you to plan and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete a company move or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages designed to allow small companies to receive an impartial security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer administers a comprehensive test of your network from beyond your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security profile you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer executes a system scan from an authorized machine within your firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a protected external location. The project is managed by an engineer who has earned top security credentials who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the security scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if call for.

Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual learning for popular client applications and environments such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning offers all the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, including immediate interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Offered to single students or classes of any size, live online education allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote office while the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual instruction supports proven learning aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can work through problems individually or as a class.

Urgent Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Certified service engineers provide phone support and remote direct computer access to troubleshoot and repair technical problems quickly and economically. The scope of IT experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support professionals makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to appropriate specialists as required.

To find out additional details about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.