Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting In a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of Windows 7. The new version of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at several Microsoft sites. During the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and driven by consumer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include performance, security, reliability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.

Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster startup, shut down, and wakeup from standby; easier networking and file and printer sharing; consolidated device management; plus sophisticated touch-screen technology. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Previews Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its performance and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help you to plan and execute a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.

Progent's consulting experts offer a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that include desktops based on Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to help your company to install, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a company relocation or consolidation organized to produce minimal disruption of your business.

Virtual Training for Desktop Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for a range of desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction offers all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple workers. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual instruction permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from an online office while the clients can be spread throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online learning deploys powerful learning aids such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.

64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the requirement to perform a new setup on every PC. This entails re-installing applications, saving and recovering data, and running new device drivers. Although companies typically already have 64-bit hardware, the work required to benefit fully from these resources often seems too time-consuming. But because Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch install, it represents a great time to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which requires little additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience planning and implementing massive, efficient OS migrations of existing workstations and can help your organization leverage your IT dollars by executing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.

Change and Update Automation
Progent's network management professionals can help you create an information network built on Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds delivering small and midsize companies SMS Server 2003 expertise to reduce network management's processes, increase network protection, improve productivity by ensuring that all application updates are current, police licensing compliance, and track characteristics of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to execute a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for more comprehensive administration automation and can assist you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of cost-effective small business network security inventory service packages and network security evaluation bundles designed to give businesses of all sizes an opportunity to receive an independent opinion about the strength of their protection profile. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end package for corporations who have to meet security levels demanded by government agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned information and make suggestions for efficient remediation.

Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to implement a high-availability system architecture that offers features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified consulting engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a complete disaster recovery plan that includes periodic disaster recovery evaluations and testing.

Helpdesk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of certified IT professionals gives your customers convenient access to a dependable technical resource with extensive experience delivering telephone assistance and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on earning the Helpdesk a respected image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk support or transparently reinforce your existing Call Center. Progent can in addition help you to select and deploy the most advanced technology for creating or improving your internal Helpdesk.

To find out additional information about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

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