No company has done more than Microsoft to propel business into the information age. Through its ground-breaking Office suite, now available as Office 2010, its personal computer hardware and its varied Microsoft server products, nearly any company would be solid merely buying Microsoft products to get it through its start-up and small business phase. There are such a wide variety of Windows server solutions at reasonable prices that one simply has to dive in and take a look. Here's a list of the basics:
Microsoft Exchange - The essential program installed on all of the Windows Server machines, Microsoft Exchange 2010 is an all-purpose piece of software from the Office 2010 line designed to be installed on server network machines the way Microsoft Windows is designed for individual machines. Exchange allows machines to communicate effectively with one another through email, messaging, contacts and tasks sheets, calendars and more, and allows the network to connect as a whole to the Internet. It will act as a web server for both mobile and regular online interaction, and will support data storage and navigation.
Windows Server System - Comprising more than twenty-five different Microsoft server products designed to make business more efficient, this architecture works with Office 2010 to allow for business collaboration, manage identities across the network, create e-Commerce capabilities, manage projects, set up automatic forms, allow VoIP (voice over IP) support and more.
Microsoft System Centre - Particularly if you own a start-up or small business, you may not have the time or money to hire a full-time or part-time IT person. System Centre is designed to arrange all the information about your business network in a single, easy-to-understand information panel for general use. This program allows you to maintain a small business network yourself, with easy-to-follow instructions and an intuitive interface. You get Windows Server System products to do everything you need to do on your network, and you get Microsoft System Centre to watch your network and make sure that it's healthy.
Forefront - Microsoft Forefront is a security system specially designed to work with Windows programs like Office 2010 and Microsoft Exchange on an internal business network. Because it's tailored to windows programs, it can be much more effective at noticing signs of any electronic foul play, either from within your business or outside it.
Speak to one of our Microsoft Desktop & Server licensing consultants today to discuss the benefits of utilising Microsoft software in your business!