Microsoft introduced the 2008 version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS 2008). These software platforms offer the capabilities of Microsoft’s advanced server technologies to small businesses in a cost-effective package. Intended for businesses with as many as 75 PCs, Microsoft Small Business Server is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies make their information more secure and their workers more productive.
MS SBS 2008 is available in standard and premium editions. The basic package includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is designed for companies with as many as 75 desktops and provides IT administrators more control over 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 allowing connectivity to business e-mail, calendars, contacts and files to workers who are away from their desks. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Small Business Server 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Get the Most Out of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The optimal installation of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT support company with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business technology solutions. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical team, with more than a decade of working in Microsoft technology, ensures you results in planning, executing and administering MS Small Business Server 2008 applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consultants can assist your company to deploy the major components of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also offer a range of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks based on Windows SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a range of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can help small companies to get the most from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to evaluate the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your IT system in order to cost-justify a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its stability, speed, and operability running your workloads. Progent can help with developing a deployment plan, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, document archiving and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in integrating actual and virtual servers, design high-availability strategies such as failover server clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT management team, and set up automated round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure your information system's protection and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Installation, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert support team can show you how to design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that avoids network downtime, reduces ongoing support demands, and makes your Exchange 2007 Server easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include expertise with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's Exchange Hosting Support Services provide a world-class data center with backed-up electrical and cooling systems, round-the-clock site security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for high uptime, smooth expandability, and fast restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld communication products, automated tracking of performance and security, spam protection, security update and service pack management, Helpdesk support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive email administration support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for planning, deploying, and maintaining successful Microsoft Office SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance key areas of your organization's IT system including collaboration, web portal, company-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to business intelligence, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business case for deploying SharePoint Server, deliver setup and integration support, assist you to set up SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database engine, optimize your network architecture, set up your off-the-shelf and custom business software to work with Microsoft SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection strategy that includes portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-site repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can help your organization configures SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered DBM solution is integrated effectively with your applications. Progent can provide continuous network tracking to make sure your business information system is healthy, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to provide fast remediation for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified data security experts can assess your company-wide security processes and mechanisms and suggest improvements for more complete regulatory compliance. Progent's programmers can assist you to create or customize line-of-business programs or web sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server.
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective services to assist you business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single computers or laptops or work with you to plan and carry out a network-wide migration to the most current version of Windows. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, business servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service packages intended to enable small businesses to get a professional network security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security expert runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your company firewall to determine possible risks in the security posture you present to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a certified security professional executes a network scan from an authorized machine within your company firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside threats. The two security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured external site. The project is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who produces a document that details and analyzes the data collected by the security scan and proposes cost-effective remediation where appropriate.
Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for an array of desktop programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides all the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, including immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online learning permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online office and the clients can be dispersed across an office or across the country. Live online training deploys proven teaching tools like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can work through problems individually or as a class.
Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progent’s National Support Center provides nationwide remote assistance for Windows and Cisco-based small office information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified service engineers provide phone support and online direct network access to isolate and repair technical problems rapidly and economically. The scope of IT expertise available from Progent's team of nationwide support engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult problems to qualified specialists as needed.
To find out additional details about Progent's consulting expertise for MS Windows SBS 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.