Microsoft began shipping the next release of Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server. These products bring the capabilities of Windows enterprise-grade server technologies to small businesses in a cost-effective bundle. Designed for companies with as many as 75 desktops, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server solution created to enable businesses keep their information more secure and their workers more efficient.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in standard and premium editions. The standard package includes Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services 3.0. The premium version adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for organizations with as many as 75 desktops and gives IT staff greater control over their environment by reducing complexity and automating many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating connectivity to business messaging, calendars, addresses and files to users who are away from the office. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Ships SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Benefit from Microsoft Windows SBS
The most productive configuration of Microsoft Small Business Server requires an IT consulting company with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and implementing data-driven strategic business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft products, ensures you success in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server solutions that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can assist you to integrate the major components of the MS Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a range of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of information systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or Windows EBS 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance support that can help small companies to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Microsoft Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 so that you can assess its reliability, throughput, and compatibility running realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment strategy, assess and enhance your current network infrastructure, document backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, help in installing physical and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network management staff, and set up automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure system protection and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and deploy an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Exchange 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design offerings include assistance with the integration of outside vendor enhancements of Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting Support Services offer an enterprise-class data center that features redundant electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized machines for service continuity, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Services feature integration with your network, access to mobile communication devices, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam protection, patch and service pack control, Contact Center support, daily backup, and comprehensive email management support.
SharePoint Server Help
Progent can provide assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance key aspects of your IT environment including collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business operations, access to business intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, provide configuration and installation support, assist your business to configure Microsoft SQL Server as a back-end database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and specialized business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that includes web portal technology, and deliver online and on-premises repair and Help Desk Call Center support.
SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure you configures SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is incorporated effectively with your application software. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to make sure your business network is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer quick resolutions for SQL problems. Progent's certified network protection consultants can assess your company-wide security processes and technologies and recommend improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can help you to develop or personalize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on information controlled by Microsoft SQL Server.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your business to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for individual computers or notebooks or work with your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of the most current version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete a company move or consolidation designed to produce the least possible interruption to your business.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service bundles intended to enable small businesses to receive an impartial network security assessment from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a comprehensive test of your IT infrastructure from beyond your firewalled perimeter to determine possible risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Checkup, an engineer executes a network scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to determine the risk to inside threats. Both security inventory services are set up and run from a protected remote site. The process is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the data captured by the scan and suggests practical remediation where call for.
Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for a range of client applications and operating systems such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning provides the benefits of conventional in-person seminars, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple workers. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online training permits the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Live online instruction deploys powerful teaching aids such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.
Urgent Remote Technical Support
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals offer telephone help and remote direct computer access to troubleshoot and repair network problems rapidly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise available from Progent's staff of nationwide service professionals allows Progent to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as needed.
To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.