Microsoft made available the latest release of Small Business Server (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server. These products deliver the capabilities of Microsoft’s enterprise-level server technologies to small companies in an economical package. Intended for companies with up to 75 PC users, Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 is an integrated server solution created to enable companies keep their data safer and make their organization more efficient.
Microsoft SBS 2008 is available in standard and premium versions. The basic edition includes MS Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2007 Server, SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). The premiere version also includes MS SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Essential Business Server is intended for organizations with up to 75 PCs and offers IT administrators greater 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 providing connectivity to business messaging, calendars, addresses and information to users who are not at their desks. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Unveils Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Deploy MS Windows SBS 2008
The optimal configuration of MS Windows SBS requires an IT consulting firm with hands-on expertise and an extensive knowledge-base in designing and building data-driven strategic business IT applications. The experience of Progent's Microsoft-certified technical team, with more than a decade of consulting in Microsoft products, ensures you results in designing, deploying and managing Microsoft Small Business Server applications that are thoroughly integrated with Microsoft's line of servers.
Progent's consultants can assist you to integrate the major components of the Windows Small Business Server and Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 bundles and can also offer a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information networks based on SBS 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent offers a variety of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and maintenance services that can assist small companies to take advantage of Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified engineers can help you to understand the areas where Windows Server 2008 could improve the productivity of your IT system in order to cost-justify an upgrade. Progent can show you how to test Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, speed, and compatibility running your workloads. Progent can provide consulting for creating a deployment plan, evaluate and improve existing network infrastructure, document backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security mechanisms and guidelines, help in installing physical and virtual machines, design fault-tolerant strategies including failover server clustering with Hyper-V, educate your in-house network administration staff, and deploy proactive 24x7 monitoring processes to ensure system protection and efficiency.
Exchange Server 2007 Design, Setup, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Support
Progent's expert consultants can help you design and implement an efficient Exchange Server 2007 migration strategy that minimizes network downtime, reduces long-term service requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to administer. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 support, troubleshooting, and consulting services include assistance with the configuration of outside vendor enhancements of Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations powered by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Hosting Services offer an enterprise-class data center with redundant electrical and cooling systems, 24x7 site security and operations center, plus failover connections to tier-1 Internet service companies. Hosted Microsoft Exchange servers are set up as virtualized servers for service continuity, smooth scalability, and fast recovery. Progent's services include complete incorporation with your network, access to handheld computing products, continual tracking of efficiency and security, spam and virus filtering, security update and revision control, Contact Center support, per-day backup, and comprehensive email administration support.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer expertise for designing, configuring, and managing productive Microsoft SharePoint Server installations that will significantly enhance important aspects of your information system including teamwork, web portal, company-wide search, forms-driven business processes, access to business intelligence, and document management. Progent's Microsoft-qualified consultants can assist you to evaluate the business benefit for adopting SharePoint Server 2007, provide setup and installation support, assist your business to set up Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as a back-office database, optimize your network infrastructure, set up your off-the-shelf and custom business programs to work with Office SharePoint Server, create a comprehensive protection plan that includes portal technology, and deliver remote and on-site troubleshooting and Help Desk Call Center services.
SQL Server Integration and Maintenance
Progent's SQL Server experts can make sure your organization installs Microsoft SQL Server 2008 properly, and that your SQL Server data management solution is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server monitoring to ensure your business information system is always available, and Progent's remote Technical Response Center is ready to provide fast resolutions for SQL issues. Progent's certified data protection consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's programmers can help you to create or customize line-of-business applications or web sites rely on information controlled by SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help you company to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for individual computers or laptops or work with your business to plan and carry out a network-wide rollout of the newest version of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to plan for and implement an office move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Network Security Inventory Packages
Progent offers two low-cost service bundles designed to allow small companies to receive an independent security evaluation from a GIAC, CISA and CISM-certified security engineer. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers a comprehensive examination of your IT infrastructure from outside your firewall to determine possible weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer runs a network scan from an authorized computer inside your company firewall to determine your exposure to inside assaults. Both security inventory services are set up and executed from a secured remote location. The process is managed by an engineer who has earned high-level security accreditations who generates a document that summarizes and analyzes the information collected by the security scan and suggests cost-effective remediation if call for.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual education for an array of client programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training offers all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, such as instant communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Offered to single students or groups of any size, live online instruction allows the instructor to run the class from a remote office while the clients can be spread throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online training utilizes proven teaching tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.
Urgent Online Technical Support
Progent’s Technical Response Center offers nationwide remote troubleshooting for Windows and Cisco-based small office IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified service experts offer telephone help and online direct network access to isolate and repair network problems quickly and economically. The scope of technical experience available from Progent's team of nationwide support engineers allows Progent to escalate even the toughest problems to qualified specialists as required.
For additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for Windows Small Business Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.