Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting Services In a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The next generation incarnation of Windows was offered temporarily for assessment at select web sites. During the address, CEO Balmer showed innovative features and important improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and simplicity. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.

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

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist You to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can help you to plan and carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.

Progent's consultants offer a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT systems that incorporate desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote help for individual computers or laptops or work with your business to design and implement a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to plan for and implement a site move or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual learning for an array of desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many students. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual training allows the instructor to run the class from an online office while the clients can be spread across an office or all over the country. Live online education deploys proven learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific topics or extended in time and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can work through problems individually or as a group.

64-bit Upgrade Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for desktop dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of businesses the transition to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the need to perform a new setup on every PC. This entails reconfiguring programs, saving and recovering data files, and installing new device drivers. Though businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit computers, the work required to take full advantage of this resource often seems excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, this represents a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which requires little incremental work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have in-depth experience planning and implementing major, minimally disruptive OS upgrades of existing desktops and can assist your organization leverage your network dollars by performing the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management experts can help you create an information system built around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server expertise to reduce IT management's processes, increase system protection, boost productivity by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, enforce software licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of software usage to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist you to carry out a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from Systems Management Server for more comprehensive management automation and can assist your business to move to Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective security inventory service bundles and security assessment service packages designed to offer organizations of any size a chance to get a professional look at the effectiveness of their security environment. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and assessment package for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for enterprises who have to comply with security standards demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on scanned information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.

High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to implement a high-availability system infrastructure with features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to create a complete disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster response assessments and drills.

Helpdesk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of authorized technical experts gives your clients instant access to a dependable support resource with extensive experience providing telephone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a respected reputation as a solid contributor to business productivity. Progent's goal is to fix and not simply record problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can also help your company to identify and deploy the latest technology for creating or improving your internal Call Center.

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

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