Microsoft debuted the 2008 version of Windows Small Business Server and Essential Business Server. These products deliver the power of Windows high-end server technologies to small and midsize organizations in an affordable package. Designed for companies with as many as 75 users, Microsoft Windows SBS is an integrated server platform created to enable businesses make their data more secure and make their workers more efficient.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is available in basic and premiere versions. The standard edition includes MS Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007 Server, Microsoft SharePoint Services, and Windows Server Update Services. The premium edition adds Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft Windows EBS 2008 is designed for companies with as many as 75 workstations and offers network administrators greater manageability of their information system by reducing complications and streamlining many tasks. With support for Windows Mobile phones, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 can significantly help boost productivity by facilitating access to business messaging, calendars, contacts and files to workers when they are not at the office. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Ships SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Help You to Benefit from Microsoft Small Business Server 2008
The optimal deployment of Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 requires an IT consulting company with real-world experience and an extensive background in planning and building data-driven end-to-end business IT applications. The background of Progent's Microsoft-authorized technical group, with an average of over a decade of consulting in Microsoft technology, ensures you success in designing, deploying and administering Small Business Server solutions that are well integrated with Microsoft's line of system and application servers.
Progent's consulting experts can help you to integrate the major components of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server and Windows Essential Business Server packages and can also provide a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT networks based on Small Business Server 2008 or EBS 2008:
Windows Server 2008 Support
Progent provides a range of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 planning and integration services that can help small companies to benefit from Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could enhance the business value of your network so that you can rationalize a migration. Progent can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 in order to assess its reliability, throughput, and compatibility handling realistic workloads. Progent can help with creating a deployment strategy, evaluate and enhance existing network environment, document archiving and restoration processes, evaluate security architecture and guidelines, assist in integrating actual and virtual servers, develop fault-tolerant solutions including server and storage clustering with Hyper-V, train your internal IT management staff, and set up proactive round-the-clock monitoring operations to ensure your information system's security and performance.
Exchange Server 2007 Planning, Configuration, Troubleshooting, and Hosting Services
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can show you how to define and implement a smooth Microsoft Exchange 2007 upgrade strategy that minimizes network downtime, simplifies ongoing support requirements, and makes your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 easy to manage. Progent's Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 help, troubleshooting, and design services include assistance with the integration of outside vendor add-ons to Exchange 2007 Server and the design of unified messaging implementations based on Microsoft Exchange 2007 Server. Progent's MS Exchange Hosting and Management Services provide an enterprise-class data center with backed-up electrical and environmental control systems, 24x7 staffed security and IT support center, plus fault-tolerant connections to Internet backbone service providers. Hosted Exchange servers are configured as virtual machines for service continuity, smooth expandability, and rapid restoration. Progent's services include integration with your business network, connectivity with handheld computing devices, continual monitoring of performance and network security, spam and virus filtering, security update and service pack control, Help Desk Call Center support, per-day backup, and full email management support.
Microsoft SharePoint Server Consulting and Support
Progent can offer assistance for designing, deploying, and managing productive SharePoint Server installations that can significantly enhance key aspects of your IT network such as collaboration, intranet portal, corporate-wide search, forms-driven business processes, delivery of management information, and content control. Progent's Microsoft Gold certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the business benefit for implementing SharePoint Server, deliver configuration and installation expertise, help your business to set up SQL Server as a back-end database, optimize your network architecture, integrate your off-the-shelf and custom business programs to work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, create a company-wide security strategy that incorporates web portal solutions, and deliver online and in-person repair and Help Desk services.
Microsoft SQL Server Consulting Services
Progent's SQL Server experts can help you configures Microsoft SQL Server 2008 efficiently, and that your SQL-powered database solution is integrated thoroughly with your business applications. Progent can provide 24x7 server tracking to make sure your corporate information system is healthy, and Progent's online Help Desk Call Center is ready to provide fast remediation for SQL-related problems. Progent's certified network security consultants can evaluate your business-wide security policies and mechanisms and suggest improvements for better protection. Progent's application developers can help your company to create or customize business programs or web sites rely on databases controlled by Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable services to assist you business to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to design and carry out a network-wide migration to the newest release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement a site relocation or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.
Security Inventory Packages
Progent has put together two low-cost service bundles intended to allow small businesses to get an objective security evaluation from a CISA, CISM and CISSP-qualified security consultant. With Progent's External Network Security Inventory Scan, an engineer administers a comprehensive test of your network from outside your firewall to determine potential weaknesses in the security posture you expose to the outside world. With Progent's Internal Network Security Inventory Scan, a security expert runs a system scan from a secure computer within your company firewall to uncover vulnerabilities to inside attacks. Both security inventory packages are set up and run from a protected external site. The project is implemented by a consultant with top security accreditations who produces a document that summarizes and analyzes the information captured by the scan and suggests practical improvements where call for.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for popular desktop applications and operating systems including Excel, Word, Access, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training offers the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, such as immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple students. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual learning allows the trainer to run the class from a remote facility while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Live online education deploys proven teaching mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized topics or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
Emergency Remote Technical Support
Progentís National Support Center offers nationwide remote support for Windows and Cisco-based small business IT networks. Progent's Microsoft and Cisco-qualified support professionals provide telephone help and remote direct computer access to isolate and resolve technical problems rapidly and economically. The breadth of IT expertise represented by Progent's staff of country-wide service engineers makes it possible to escalate even the most difficult network issues to competent specialists as needed.
For additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows SBS, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.