Microsoft introduced the next release of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server. Microsoft's solutions offer the capabilities of Microsoftís advanced server platforms to small companies in an affordable package. Intended for businesses with as many as 75 PCs, Microsoft Windows SBS is an integrated server platform engineered to help businesses make their information safer and make their workers more efficient.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premium editions. The basic package includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft EBS 2008 is meant for organizations with as many as 75 desktops and provides network administrators more control over their environment by eliminating complexity and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business messaging, calendars, contacts and information to workers who are not at the office. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Releases Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Take Advantage of MS Windows Small Business Server
The optimal installation of Windows SBS calls for a network consulting company with hands-on experience and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you success in planning, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server 2008 solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of servers.
Progent's consultants can assist you to deploy the main components of the Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT systems based on Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the areas where Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your IT system so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, speed, and compatibility handling your workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment plan, evaluate and improve your current network environment, develop backup and recovery processes, analyze security mechanisms and policies, help in setting up actual and virtualized servers, design fault-tolerant strategies such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house IT administration team, and set up automated 24x7 monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and efficiency.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Installation, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network downtime, reduces ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging solutions powered by Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, and failover access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized machines for high uptime, smooth expandability, and fast recovery. Progent's services feature integration with your network, access to handheld computing products, continual tracking of performance and security, spam protection, security update and service pack management, Contact Center services, daily data backup, and full email management support.
Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and maintaining productive SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key aspects of your organization's information network such as collaboration, web portal, enterprise search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of business information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to assess the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, provide configuration and installation expertise, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, integrate your standard and specialized application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive security strategy that includes portal solutions, and deliver online and on-site repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your organization installs SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL-based RDBM solution is integrated thoroughly with your application software. Progent can provide automated network tracking to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL database issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can assess your business-wide security policies and technologies and suggest enhancements for better protection. Progent's application developers can assist your company to develop or personalize business applications or web sites utilize databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective services to help you company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online technical support for individual computers or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to the most current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to plan for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages designed to enable small companies to get an objective security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a comprehensive test of your network from outside your company firewall to determine possible risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer runs a system scan from an authorized computer within your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside assaults. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a protected remote site. The project is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who generates a document that details and analyzes the information collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where call for.
Live Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for popular client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online education permits the trainer to run the class from an online office while the students can be spread across an office or across the the U.S. Virtual instruction utilizes powerful teaching aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can go through problems individually or as a class.
Emergency Online Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center provides national remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-Premier support engineers offer phone help and remote secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical experience available from Progent's team of country-wide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest network issues to qualified specialists as required.
To find out more information about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Small Business Server, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.