Microsoft Windows 7 Consultants In an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next generation version of Windows was made offered for a limited time for evaluation at several web sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer demonstrated new features and important improvements built into Windows and driven by market feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, compatibility, battery life, and ease of use. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier networking and resource access; centralized device administration; as well as multiple finger multitouch support. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows 7

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Company to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist you to pilot the beta version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its performance and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business advantages of adopting Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to design and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate workstations powered by Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of affordable services to help you to install, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help you to plan for and implement an office relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual learning for popular client programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning offers the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online training allows the trainer to run the class from an online office while the students can be dispersed across a campus or all over the country. Live online training deploys powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a group.

64-bit Upgrade Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that represents a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. However, for most organizations the migration to 64-bit computing is problematic due to the need to make a new installation on each PC. This involves re-installing programs, saving and restoring data, and running new device drivers. Though companies usually already have 64-bit computers, the work required to benefit fully from this potential resource often seems too time-consuming. But since Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a clean install, this can be a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit computing, which takes little if any more effort. Progent's Microsoft consultants have extensive backgrounds planning and performing major, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of existing desktops and can assist your business leverage your network budget by performing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to set up an information system built around Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience providing small and midsize companies Systems Management Server expertise to reduce IT management's workload, increase network security, improve efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, police licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of application usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help your company to carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can provide a selection of cost-effective small business security inventory service packages and network security assessment packages created to offer organizations of any size a chance to get an impartial opinion about the effectiveness of their protection environment. The packages range from a low-cost external security scan and evaluation package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who have to comply with security standards required by government agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment bundle, consultants with top security credentials analyze and report on scanned data and make recommendations for efficient remediation.

Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to implement a fault-tolerant network architecture that offers features that can include Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can help you utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also help you develop a complete disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster response evaluations and drills.

Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of authorized technical professionals offers your customers easy access to a dependable technical resource with years of experience providing telephone support and online repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Call Center a positive image as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix and not simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Call Center. Progent can also assist you to select and deploy the latest solutions for building or enhancing your internal Call Center.

To find out more information concerning Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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