Microsoft made available the latest release of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's software platforms bring the power of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server platforms to small organizations in a cost-effective bundle. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 desktops, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is an integrated server platform created to enable businesses keep their data more secure and make their workers more productive.
MS SBS 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The standard package includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is meant for organizations with as many as 75 desktops and gives network administrators more control over their environment by reducing complications and streamlining common processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by allowing access to business messaging, calendars, addresses and files to workers when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces SBS 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Benefit from Microsoft Windows Small Business Server
The most productive deployment of Microsoft SBS 2008 requires an IT support company with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized consulting group, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in planning, executing and administering Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can help your company to deploy the main pieces of the Microsoft Small Business Server and Microsoft EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Essential Business Server 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small businesses to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its stability, performance, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a rollout plan, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and recovery processes, analyze security architecture and guidelines, help in installing actual and virtual machines, design high-availability solutions such as server clustering, train your internal IT administration team, and deploy proactive server monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Setup, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and deploy a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes productivity downtime, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, repair, and design services include assistance with the configuration of third-party enhancements of Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting and Management Services provide a world-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for fault tolerance, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to mobile computing devices, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam protection, security update and service pack management, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and comprehensive messaging management support.
SharePoint Server 2007 Help
Progent can provide assistance for planning, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve key areas of your IT network including teamwork, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to assess the business case for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration support, help you to set up SQL Server as a back-office database, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized application software to operate with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, create a company-wide protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.
Microsoft SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server consultants can help your company configures SQL 2008 properly, and that your SQL-powered DBM system is incorporated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to make sure your business information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is available to offer rapid solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data security consultants can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can assist your company to develop or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help you company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote help for individual machines or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the latest release of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and complete an office move or merger designed to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages intended to enable small companies to receive an impartial security assessment from a CISM and CISSP-premier security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers an extensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine potential risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a system scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to uncover the risk to internal assaults. The two security inventory services are set up and run from a protected external location. The process is implemented by a consultant who has earned high-level security credentials who produces a document that details and interprets the information captured by the scan and proposes cost-effective improvements if call for.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual training for popular client programs and environments such as Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education provides all the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, including instant communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual education allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Virtual education deploys powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specialized topics or longer in time and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a class.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier service engineers offer phone help and remote secure network access to troubleshoot and resolve network problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of country-wide support professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as required.
For additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for MS Windows Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.