Microsoft unveiled the newest version of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These solutions bring the power of Microsoft’s advanced server technologies to small and midsize companies in an affordable bundle. Designed for companies with as many as 75 PC users, Windows Small Business Server 2008 is a cohesive server solution created to enable companies keep their data safer and make their workers more productive.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premium editions. The basic edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services. The premiere edition also includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is targeted for businesses with up to 75 PCs and gives network administrators easier manageability of their information system by reducing complexity and streamlining many processes. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to corporate e-mail, calendars, addresses and files to users when they are away from the office. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Business to Deploy Microsoft Windows SBS
The most productive deployment of Windows Small Business Server calls for a network consulting company with hands-on expertise and a broad background in designing and implementing data-driven end-to-end business technology applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting group, with an average of over 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you results in designing, deploying and managing MS Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with the Microsoft line of system and application servers.
Progent's IT professionals can assist your company to integrate the major components of the Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server bundles and can also offer a variety of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems built around Windows SBS 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Planning and Support
Progent offers a variety of Windows Server 2008 planning and integration support that can assist small businesses to benefit from Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers can assist your company to understand the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can help you pilot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 in order to determine its reliability, throughput, and operability running your applications. Progent can assist with creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, develop archiving and restoration procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in setting up actual and virtual servers, develop high-availability solutions including server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network management team, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to track system protection and performance.
Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you design and implement an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 migration plan that minimizes network disruption, simplifies long-term service demands, and makes your Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design offerings include expertise with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and the creation of unified messaging implementations powered by Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center that features redundant power and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and operations center, and fault-tolerant access to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for service continuity, easy expandability, and rapid restoration. Services include complete incorporation with your business network, access to handheld computing products, continual monitoring of efficiency and security, spam protection, patch and service pack management, Help Desk Call Center services, daily data backup, and comprehensive email management services.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Integration Services
Progent can offer assistance for planning, configuring, and managing successful SharePoint Server installations that can dramatically improve key areas of your organization's information system including teamwork, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-based business processes, access to management intelligence, and content management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified engineers can help you to evaluate the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and installation expertise, help you to configure SQL Server as a back-office database engine, optimize your network infrastructure, integrate your standard and specialized business programs to operate with Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide protection plan that includes web portal solutions, and deliver remote and on-premises troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.
SQL Server 2008 Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your organization configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is integrated effectively with your business applications. Progent offers 24x7 network monitoring to make sure your corporate network is healthy, and Progent's remote Help Desk Call Center is available to offer fast remediation for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified network protection experts can evaluate your company-wide security processes and technologies and suggest enhancements for better regulatory compliance. Progent's application developers can assist you to develop or customize line-of-business applications or eCommerce sites utilize databases managed by Microsoft SQL Server.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for individual computers or laptops or work with your business to plan 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 workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete an office relocation or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two ultra-affordable service packages intended to enable small companies to receive an objective network security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Checkup, a security engineer runs a comprehensive examination of your network from outside your firewalled perimeter to uncover potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security engineer runs a system scan from an authorized computer inside your firewall to determine vulnerabilities to inside assaults. The two security inventory packages are configured and executed from a secured external location. The process is implemented by an engineer who has earned high-level security credentials who generates a document that details and interprets the data collected by the scan and proposes cost-effective remediation where appropriate.
Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular desktop applications and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning offers the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many students. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual instruction permits the trainer to run the class from an online facility while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the the U.S. Virtual instruction deploys proven teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Remote Troubleshooting
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers national remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small business computer networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service engineers provide telephone support and online secure network connection to isolate and repair network problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of technical expertise represented by Progent's team of nationwide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to appropriate experts as required.
To learn additional information about Progent's support services for MS Windows SBS, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.