Microsoft made available the 2008 release of Windows Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These products offer the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-class server technologies to small companies in an economical bundle. Targeted for businesses with up to 75 workstations, Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server solution engineered to help businesses make their information more secure and make their organization more productive.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in basic and premium versions. The basic edition includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2007, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft EBS 2008 is meant for organizations with up to 75 desktops and gives network administrators greater manageability of their information system by eliminating complexity and automating many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business e-mail, scheduling, addresses and information to workers who are not at the office. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Take Advantage of Microsoft SBS 2008
The most productive deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires a network support company with real-world experience and a broad knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven strategic business technology solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of servers.
Progent's IT professionals can help you to integrate the main components of the MS Windows SBS and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 packages and can also provide a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT systems based on Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance services that can help small businesses to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your network in order to rationalize an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, throughput, and operability handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment strategy, assess and improve your current network infrastructure, document backup and recovery processes, evaluate security mechanisms and policies, assist in installing physical and virtual servers, design fault-tolerant solutions such as server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal network administration team, and set up proactive server monitoring operations to ensure your information system's protection and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can show you how to define and deploy a smooth Exchange Server 2007 upgrade plan that minimizes network disruption, reduces ongoing service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and consulting offerings include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor add-ons to Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging implementations based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are set up as virtual machines for fault tolerance, easy scalability, and rapid recovery. Services feature complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld communication products, continual tracking of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and revision management, Helpdesk support, daily data backup, and comprehensive email administration support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can provide assistance for designing, configuring, and managing successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server solutions that can dramatically enhance important areas of your organization's information environment including teamwork, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of actionable intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can help you to assess the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, deliver configuration and installation expertise, assist you to set up SQL Server as a back-end database, enhance your network infrastructure, integrate your off-the-shelf and specialized application programs to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide online and on-premises repair and Call Center support.
SQL Server 2008 Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can help your business configures SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server data management solution is integrated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide continuous network monitoring to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to provide quick remediation for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified network security experts can evaluate your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for better protection. Progent's developers can help you to create or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of the newest release of Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and implement an office move or consolidation organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service packages designed to allow small businesses to get a professional network security assessment from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-certified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs an extensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your company firewall to uncover potential risks in the security posture you present to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a network scan from an authorized machine inside your firewall to evaluate vulnerabilities to internal attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected remote site. The process is managed by an engineer who has earned top security credentials who produces a report that summarizes and interprets the data collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation where appropriate.
Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual education for an array of desktop programs and environments such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education provides all the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including immediate interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Offered to individuals or classes of any size, virtual instruction permits the instructor to conduct the seminar from an online facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online instruction supports powerful learning tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized topics or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through examples individually or as a class.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals offer phone support and remote direct network access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to competent experts as needed.
To learn additional information concerning Progent's support for Microsoft Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.