Microsoft made available the 2008 version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). Microsoft's solutions deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-level server platforms to smaller organizations in an economical bundle. Targeted for businesses with as many as 75 PC users, Microsoft SBS is an integrated server solution engineered to help businesses make their data more secure and their organization more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is offered in basic and premiere versions. The basic edition includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premiere version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Essential Business Server 2008 is meant for organizations with up to 75 users and offers network staff greater manageability of their environment by eliminating complications and streamlining common tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to users when they are not at the office. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft Announces Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Benefit from Windows SBS
The most productive deployment of Microsoft SBS calls for a network support firm with real-world expertise and an extensive background in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical group, with an average of over 10 years of working in Microsoft products, ensures you results in planning, executing and administering Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with the Microsoft product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consultants can help you to deploy the main components of the Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and Microsoft EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of information systems built around Windows Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Expertise
Progent offers a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can assist small organizations to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your information network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can show you how to test Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its stability, speed, and compatibility handling your applications. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network infrastructure, develop archiving and restoration processes, analyze security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in integrating physical and virtualized servers, design high-availability solutions such as server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, educate your internal IT administration team, and deploy proactive server and network monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified support team can show you how to define and implement a smooth Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network downtime, reduces ongoing support demands, and makes your Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 help, repair, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Exchange Server Hosting Support Services provide an enterprise-class data center with backed-up power and environmental control systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, and failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for fault tolerance, smooth scalability, and rapid recovery. Services include integration with your network, connectivity with mobile computing devices, continual monitoring of performance and security, spam protection, patch and service pack management, Help Desk support, per-day data backup, and full messaging management support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Consulting and Support
Progent can provide help for designing, configuring, and maintaining successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly enhance key aspects of your company's IT system including teamwork, web portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of actionable intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server 2007, deliver setup and installation expertise, assist you to configure SQL Server as a back-end database, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom application programs to operate with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, develop a company-wide security plan that incorporates portal solutions, and provide remote and on-site repair and Help Desk services.
SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your organization configures Microsoft SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database system is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to ensure your business network is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to provide quick remediation for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified network protection engineers can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and recommend enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective services to assist your business to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to design and implement a network-wide rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help you to prepare for and implement a company relocation or consolidation organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two ultra-affordable service packages intended to enable small companies to get an impartial network security assessment from a GIAC and CISA-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer administers an extensive test of your network from outside your company firewall to uncover possible risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a network scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to assess the risk to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are set up and executed from a secured external location. The process is implemented by a consultant who has earned top security accreditations who generates a report that summarizes and interprets the data captured by the scan and suggests practical remediation if call for.
Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual training for an array of desktop applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, such as immediate interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many students. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, live online training permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Live online training deploys proven teaching mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can go through examples individually or as a class.
Urgent Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center provides national remote help for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support engineers offer telephone help and remote direct network connection to isolate and resolve network problems quickly and affordably. The scope of IT experience represented by Progent's staff of nationwide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate specialists as needed.
To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.