Microsoft began shipping the most recent version of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These products deliver the capabilities of Windows enterprise-class server platforms to small businesses in a cost-effective package. Targeted for businesses with as many as 75 users, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server is an integrated server platform created to help companies make their data more secure and their organization more efficient.
MS Small Business Server 2008 is offered in standard and premiere versions. The standard package features MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SharePoint 3.0, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premium version adds MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is meant for businesses with up to 75 PC users and gives IT administrators more control over their environment by eliminating complexity and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by providing access to business e-mail, calendars, addresses and information to users who are not at their desks. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Unveils SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Deploy MS Windows Small Business Server 2008
The most productive installation of Microsoft Windows SBS requires an IT consulting firm with real-world expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven end-to-end business IT solutions. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with more than 10 years of consulting in Microsoft products, assures you results in designing, deploying and managing Small Business Server 2008 applications that are well integrated with Microsoft's product family of system and application servers.
Progent's consultants can assist you to integrate the main pieces of the MS Windows SBS 2008 and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also provide a variety of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks built around Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Consulting
Progent offers a range of Windows Server 2008 consulting and maintenance support that can help small organizations to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the productivity of your information network in order to 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 realistic workloads. Progent can provide consulting for developing a deployment plan, evaluate and enhance your current network environment, document archiving and restoration processes, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, assist in integrating physical and virtual servers, design fault-tolerant strategies including server clustering, train your in-house IT management staff, and set up proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure your information system's security and performance.
Microsoft Exchange Server Planning, Configuration, Maintenance, and Hosting Services
Progent's expert consultants can help you define and deploy an efficient Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes productivity downtime, reduces long-term support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the integration of third-party enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the creation of unified messaging solutions based on Exchange Server 2007. Progent's MS Exchange Server Hosting Services offer a world-class data center that features backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, round-the-clock staffed security and IT support center, plus failover connections to Internet backbone service companies. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtualized servers for fault tolerance, smooth expandability, and rapid recovery. Services include integration with your network, access to handheld communication products, automated tracking of performance and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Helpdesk support, per-day data backup, and comprehensive messaging administration support.
SharePoint Server Help
Progent can offer help for designing, deploying, and managing successful Microsoft SharePoint Server solutions that will significantly improve important aspects of your information system including collaboration, intranet portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business operations, delivery of business information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to assess the business benefit for deploying SharePoint Server, deliver setup and installation support, help your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server as a back-office database engine, enhance your network architecture, set up your standard and custom application software to work with SharePoint Server, develop a comprehensive protection strategy that incorporates web portal technology, and provide online and in-person repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server Programming and Support
Progent's SQL Server engineers can make sure your business installs SQL 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL Server data management solution is incorporated seamlessly with your application software. Progent offers automated server tracking to make sure your business information system is working efficiently, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to offer quick solutions for SQL-related issues. Progent's certified data protection engineers can assess your company-wide security policies and mechanisms and recommend improvements for more complete protection. Progent's developers can help your company to develop or customize business applications or eCommerce sites rely on information managed by Microsoft SQL Server.
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online help for individual computers or laptops or help you to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of the latest version of Windows. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, business servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement a company relocation 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 security evaluation from a CISM and CISSP-certified security engineer. 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 possible risks in the security profile you expose to the public. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a system scan from an authorized machine inside your firewall to evaluate the risk to internal threats. Both security inventory services are configured and run from a protected external site. The project is managed by a consultant with top security accreditations who generates a document that details and analyzes the data captured by the security scan and suggests cost-effective improvements where appropriate.
Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for an array of desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training provides the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant communication between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to accommodate the availability of many students. Available to individuals or groups of any size, virtual training allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from an online office while the clients can be dispersed across an office or across the the U.S. Virtual training utilizes proven learning tools such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through problems individually or as a class.
Emergency Online Troubleshooting
Progentís Technical Response Center offers national remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business information networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-certified support professionals offer telephone help and online direct computer connection to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly and affordably. The breadth of IT experience available from Progent's staff of country-wide service professionals makes it possible to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as required.
To find out more information about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows SBS 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.