Windows 7 Consulting and Support In a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of Windows 7. The next edition of Windows was available for a limited time for downloading at select web sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer showed new features and important enhancements built into Windows and inspired by customer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include speed, security, dependability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; plus multiple finger multitouch support. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's CEO Announces Windows 7

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist your company to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist you to plan and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Windows 7 from a an older release of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consultants offer a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT systems that incorporate workstations powered by Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and complete an office move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for a range of client programs and environments including Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training provides the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, virtual learning allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning deploys proven learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a group.

64-bit Migration Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit processing is problematic because of the need to perform a clean setup on each PC. This involves re-installing applications, backing up and restoring data files, and running 64-bit device drivers. Although businesses typically are already using 64-bit computers, the work needed to take full advantage of these resources can seem excessively difficult. Yet since Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch installation, it can be a great time to move up to 64-bit computing, which you can do with little additional effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have in-depth experience designing and implementing massive, efficient OS upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your company leverage your IT budget by performing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.

Update Automation
Progent's IT management experts can help you create an information network built on Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds delivering small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server 2003 expertise to reduce network administration's workload, improve network security, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and track characteristics of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to make a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for more complete management automation and can help you to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a selection of cost-effective small business network security inventory service packages and network security assessment bundles designed to give organizations of all sizes a chance to receive an independent opinion about the quality of their security environment. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation option for small companies up to a high-level package for enterprises who have to comply with security standards demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For each security assessment bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected data and provide suggestions for effective remediation.

Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to configure a high-availability system architecture with features that can include Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also help create a complete disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster response assessments and testing.

Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support team of trained technical professionals offers your customers easy access to a reliable technical group with years of experience providing phone assistance and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Help Desk a respected reputation as a solid contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center support or seamlessly reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the most advanced solutions for creating or improving your in-house Call Center.

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

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