Windows 7 Evaluation In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The next incarnation of Windows was available for a limited time for assessment at several Microsoft sites. During the address, Balmer showed innovative features and important improvements built into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and resumption from standby; easier LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; plus sophisticated touch-screen support. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Introduces Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist your company to test the pre-release edition of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its speed and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to design and execute a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older release of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information networks that include desktops based on Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for single machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, business servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and complete an office move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your business.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for popular desktop programs and environments such as Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction provides the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including instant communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Offered to single students or groups of any size, live online training permits the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual training deploys proven learning aids such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Migration Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the need to make a new installation on each workstation. This entails reconfiguring applications, saving and restoring data, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Though businesses typically are already using 64-bit PCs, the effort needed to take full advantage of these resources often seems too difficult. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, this can be a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit technology, which can be done with little if any more effort. Progent's Microsoft engineers have in-depth experience planning and implementing major, efficient operating system upgrades of existing desktops and can assist your company get the most out of your network budget by making the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can help you set up an information network built on Windows 7 PCs that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds delivering small businesses Systems Management Server expertise to reduce IT management's processes, improve system security, boost efficiency by making sure that all application updates are installed, enforce licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist your company to carry out a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can help your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly security inventory service bundles and enterprise security assessment service packages designed to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an independent opinion about the strength of their protection profile. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation package for small businesses up to a high-end solution for enterprises who need to meet security standards required by government regulators or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and report on collected data and provide recommendations for effective remediation.

High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to configure a fault-tolerant system architecture with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified network engineers who can help you utilize virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to define a comprehensive business continuity strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and drills.

Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of certified technical professionals offers your clients easy access to a reliable technical resource with years of experience delivering phone support and remote access repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Helpdesk a positive image as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve and not merely record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Help Desk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Call Center. Progent can also assist you to select and implement the latest solutions for building or improving your in-house Call Center.

To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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