SolutionKeys - A Microsoft Solutions Partner
As a Microsoft solutions partner, SolutionKeys can provide you with a single source for the analysis, planning, design, testing, configuration and implementation of all the necessary components to provide an optimized and secure Microsoft infrastructure. Our Microsoft-certified consultants work with you to develop the best solutions for your business.
SolutionKeys will work with you to identify your needs, define project goals and objectives as well as outline ways to minimize disruptions to daily operations.
Our team conducts assessments to determine your company’s IT maturity, infrastructure and desktop optimization levels, software gaps, and migration readiness. We provide you with Microsoft solutions and architectural design guidance for implementing or upgrading your Microsoft infrastructure.
SolutionKeys evaluates your systems and outlines process improvements, operational procedures, and develops service level agreements based upon your requirements.
We will assign an experienced project manager to your company to coordinate all technical activities and act as a single point of contact for your project.
Microsoft Server Solutions
The complexity and demands of integrating the newest generation of Microsoft .NET servers requires an IT consultant with hands-on expertise and a broad knowledge in designing and building cohesive end-to-end business technology solutions. SolutionKeys consultants can help you with the entire family of Microsoft .NET servers and Windows Server 2008.
SolutionKeys has the experience and the technical team, with an average of over 10 years of background in Microsoft integration, assuring you success in designing, deploying and managing complex Microsoft Windows .NET and Windows Server 2008 solutions.
We conduct pilot implementations and proof-of-concept lab testing, prior to implementing or upgrading Microsoft solutions into your infrastructure.
During implementation, we offer configuration and deployment. We set up, install equipment and components and integrate your existing infrastructure. To complete the process, we test, verify and ensure functional specifications before migrating users to the new system.
SolutionKeys has a proven competency in designing and implementing complex mission-critical Microsoft solutions. Through our partnership with Microsoft and leading networking technology vendors, we are able to provide you with end-to-end networking solutions to help you stay competitive.
Active Directory Expertise: Design, Deployment, and Maintenance
Active Directory Support for Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 adds important new or enhanced services to Active Directory. New or improved services and their key features include:
Active Directory Domain Services
These services are an enhanced and renamed version of Active Directory Services. Active Directory Domain Services centralize configuration data, authentication requests, and information about all stored objects. This allows convenient, centralized management of directory-enabled objects. Windows Server 2008 enhancements to Active Directory Domain Services include:
- Auditing improvements
- Fine-grained passwords for more versatile password policies
- A Read-only Domain Controller for environments with marginal security
- Restartable Active Directory Domain Services makes maintenance less disruptive
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
These services are an enhanced and renamed version of Active Directory Application Mode. Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) provides an alternative database to store directory-enabled application data, which would otherwise be stored on the Active Directory Domain Services database. By allowing you to keep the security account database on a separate location from the application configuration and directory data, you can streamline replication, simplify the Active Directory schema, and partition the directory structure so that AD LDS services is deployed only to relevant application servers. Windows Server 2008 enhancements to Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services include:
- Install from Media Generation facilitates the creation of installment disks
- Auditing of changes within the directory service
- Database Mounting Tool lets you view snapshots of database information
- Active Directory Sites and Services Support simplifies management of AD LDS replication
- Dynamic List of LDIF files simplifies setting up an AD LDS server
- Recursive Linked-Attribute Queries can follow nested attribute links do find additional properties
Active Directory Federation Services
These identity access services help authenticate users from partner organizations and make it easier to integrate trusted and untrusted domain resources. Enhancements to Active Directory Federation Services include:
- Availability As an Integrated Server Role allows Active Directory Federation Services to be managed via Server Manager
- Integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports a single sign-in
- Integration with Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) eliminates the need for AD RMS to be installed in both organizations
- Improved Administration makes it easier for both organizations to configure trust information
Active Directory Rights Management Services
These services identify which users have rights to a file and specifies what those rights are (e.g., open, modify, print, forward, etc.). This helps protect data that is distributed to environments that you do not control. Enhancements to Active Directory Rights Management Services include:
- Application Support allows you to install the Active Directory Rights Management Services client on other Windows operating systems.
- Persistent Protection keeps your content secure even when it is outside your network environment
- Usage Policy Templates makes it easy to set usage rights for files with the same rights
How SolutionKeys Can Help You with Active Directory
SolutionKeys' Microsoft-certified consultants can offer you expertise in the design, deployment, and support of Active Directory solutions for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. SolutionKeys can also provide Cisco-certified network infrastructure engineers to help you enhance the efficiency and dependability of your wide area network infrastructure. In addition, SolutionKeys’ security professionals can evaluate and test your enterprise-wide security and compliance and recommend improvements appropriate for large-scale, multi-site environments. If you are looking for expert help in designing, deploying or troubleshooting complex Active Directory installations, SolutionKeys is your right choice.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Support: Professional Services and Technical Support
Windows Server 2008 delivers enhanced fault tolerance, performance, security, manageability, functionality, capacity, and economy by incorporating a variety a new and improved features. New virtualization technology saves money, simplifies administration, adds flexibility, and reduces recovery time in case of natural or-human-made disaster. Improved clustering and load balancing capability increases fault tolerance and manageability. An updated web hosting and development platform strengthens the security and dependability of web applications and makes it easier to maintain web environments. Windows Server 2008 has been hardened to withstand external and internal attacks and new tools help enforce security policies. Better support for branch offices and offsite clients makes it simpler and safer to run remote applications and easier to manage and troubleshoot offsite environments.
SolutionKeys' Microsoft-certified consultants can help you evaluate the benefits of Windows Server 2008 for your business, develop pilot programs and migration plans, integrate Windows Server 2008 with your network infrastructure and applications, train your IT staff how to use new management tools to administer and support your clients, and provide ongoing consulting and troubleshooting support via budget-friendly options such as Help Desk services and remote online technical support.
How SolutionKeys Can Help You with Windows Server 2008
SolutionKeys offers a variety of consulting and support services that can help businesses of any size benefit from Windows Server 2008. SolutionKeys' Microsoft-certified consultants can help you evaluate the ways Windows Server 2008 could improve the business value of your information network so that you can cost-justify an upgrade. SolutionKeys can help you pilot Windows Server 2008 so that you can determine its stability, performance, and compatibility under realistic workloads. SolutionKeys can assist with developing a rollout plan, assess and enhance existing network infrastructure, develop backup and recovery procedures, evaluate security architecture and policies, help integrate physical and virtualized servers, design high-availability strategies including failover server clustering, train in-house IT staff, and set up automated server and network monitoring processes to ensure security and performance.
Once Windows Server 2008 is integrated within a network, SolutionKeys can provide a variety of support services that include remote online troubleshooting, comprehensive Help Desk services, outsourced or co-sourced network management, and full-time or part-time staffing. SolutionKeys can provide the expertise of network security engineers to assess the security of your environment, establish business continuity plans, and verify disaster recovery procedures.
MS Exchange Servers: Overview of Consulting Services
SolutionKeys’ Microsoft certified consulting experts have many years experience helping customers to design, install, and maintain Microsoft Exchange Server systems. SolutionKeys provides a variety of affordable Microsoft Exchange design and maintenance services to ensure that your organization's messaging system features:
- High availability
- Easy access for off-site and mobile users
- Streamlined administration tools
- Universal mail boxes with voice mail and Instant Messaging
- Continual backup and fast recovery
SolutionKeys's Microsoft Exchange Server consulting and troubleshooting specialists can help your organization to plan and execute efficient migrations from outdated email systems to the latest Exchange technology.
Microsoft Exchange platforms serviced by SolutionKeys include:
- MS Exchange Server 2010 Support Services
Exchange 2010 is the centerpiece of Microsoft's new platform for fault-tolerant, secure, unified communications. Compared to Microsoft Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2003, Exchange 2010 is more affordable to install and support, easier to administer and expand, richer in capabilities, faster, less prone to system breakdown, more extensive in its support for mobile workers, and better equipped to guard business information and defend against attacks.
Now that Microsoft has terminated support for Exchange Server 2003, businesses of all sizes have good reason to upgrade to Exchange Server 2010. SolutionKeys consulting engineers can help you assess the value of Exchange Server 2010 for your business and can help you plan and carry out a smooth migration to Exchange Server 2010 that will offer fast return on investment by improving your productivity, lowering the cost of equipment and service, and consolidating your vital communications technologies.
- Exchange Server 2007 Consulting
Exchange Server 2007 is engineered to address the challenges of data security, anywhere access, high performance, and service continuity. Exchange Server 2007 provides built-in fault-tolerance mechanisms that enable enterprise-class robustness to keep your messaging system operating smoothly, defend against spam and malicious email, and enable your company to comply with security and privacy standards.
- Exchange Server 2003 Consultants
Exchange Server 2003 delivers a dependable, expandable, and easy-to-manage platform with 24×7 messaging and collaboration plus reasonable cost of ownership. Exchange Server 2003 enables a broad range of team activities, including group scheduling utilities, discussion groups, and group folders, and in addition allows sharing of information across physical, organizational, and protocol boundaries with functions like IM, real-time data, and multimedia mailboxes. Although Microsoft no longer supports the product, Exchange 2003 remains the most popular version of the Exchange family. SolutionKeys can help your business maintain your current Exchange 2003 environment or migrate to a current version of Exchange.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Help:
Consulting, Support, Troubleshooting
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 is engineered to represent the world-class solution for RDBM systems by providing the highest degree of non-stop operation, security, speed, scalability, self-maintenance, and analytics. Powerful new features incorporated into Microsoft SQL Server 2008 include transparent encryption for assuring privacy, better database mirroring and live CPU plug in for zero-downtime, improved audit capability for regulatory compliance, automated policy execution for reducing management expenses, consistent synchronization to support occasionally connected workers, easier report generation through seamless integration with Microsoft Word, Excel, and SharePoint Server, and native handling full-text indexing to improve speed and simplify administration.
SQL 2008 is offered in versions that address the needs of organizations of any size for rapid ROI. SQL Server 2008 Enterprise is intended for high-end scenarios such as data warehousing or advanced analytics. The Standard edition is geared for small companies or departments who want the best-of-class RDBM platform for OLTP or business intelligence. The Workgroup edition offers protected and reliable remote synchronization functions for remote applications.
SolutionKeys' Microsoft qualified SQL Server engineers can provide an array of services to assist small businesses to plan, configure, manage, and troubleshoot MS SQL Server 2008 systems in order to receive the optimum strategic benefit from Microsoft's advanced RDBM platform. In addition, SolutionKeys can provide assistance with network architecture, company-wide security, and application programming to increase the strategic benefit of your SQL Server investment.
SolutionKeys' Support Services for Microsoft Server Technology
SolutionKeys' Microsoft-certified consultants offer computer assistance and IT consulting support for the whole array of Microsoft .NET Enterprise Servers, Microsoft Windows 2008 Server, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. SolutionKeys's migration, installation, optimization, and consulting capabilities cover network design, configuration, and management outsourcing for project management and documentation, on-site and off-site IT help and network diagnosis, Help Desk Outsourcing Support, comprehensive security consulting, turn-key outsourcing, and application server hosting services.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Design and Migration Support
Over 70% of an IT system's total cost involves maintenance. Change management is one of the major aspects of administering an IT environment. System Center Configuration Manager 2007 controls administration expenses by offering smart solutions for installing, updating, and assessing the workstations, servers, and mobile computers across an information system. System Center Configuration Manager is based on vital Microsoft platforms including Microsoft Windows Server Update Services and Active Directory and replaces Microsoft SMS Server 2003 as the most powerful utility for organizations of all sizes to make sure that their networks are properly configured to maximize availability, protection, and performance.
SolutionKeys' Microsoft-certified engineers can help you to install Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager to minimize management costs, enhance network security, cut support requirements by keeping applications current, enforce compliance with software licenses, and track program usage patterns to help you arrive at smart purchasing decisions.
How SolutionKeys Can Assist You with System Center Configuration Manager
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 can be challenging to install to achieve best results. A successful implementation calls for extensive experience with Windows products. SolutionKeys' seasoned consultants have broad experience helping small businesses to conserve time and reduce expenses by using Microsoft's update automation solutions. SolutionKeys can assist your business to deploy System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to minimize network administration expenses, enhance network security, improve productivity by keeping applications current, ensure adherence to software licenses, and track software usage patterns so you can make smart buying decisions. SolutionKeys' expertise with online support can leverage the budgetary benefits of System Center Configuration Manager 2007, and SolutionKeys' security consultants can assist your company to create a comprehensive security plan that incorporates the advanced security features of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007: Consulting, Support, Troubleshooting
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight.
Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports all intranet, extranet, and Web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform, instead of relying on separate fragmented systems. Additionally, this collaboration and content management server provides IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools they need for server administration, application extensibility, and interoperability.
SharePoint Server 2007 includes a variety of new features that give it significant advantages over SharePoint Portal Server 2003. An example is Site Manager, which allows you to manage a SharePoint site’s navigation, security access, and general look and feel via an easy drag-and-drop tool. Site Manager unifies site management tasks for portals and Web sites, including management of areas, pages, listings, SharePoint site lists, and associated component parts.
Please read our SharePoint section for more details.