Windows 7 Consulting and Support In a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation edition of Windows was made available for a limited time for testing at several web sites. In the course of the address, Balmer demonstrated new capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and driven by market feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, security, reliability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and resumption from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; consolidated device management; as well as multiple finger multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist your company to pilot the beta edition of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its speed and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help you to design and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consulting experts offer a range of other low-cost services to improve the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of information networks that include workstations powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or work with your business to plan and implement a large-scale migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete a site move or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides online virtual learning for an array of client programs and environments including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, live online training permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility while the clients can be spread across a campus or all over the country. Live online instruction deploys powerful learning tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through examples individually or as a group.

64-bit Transitioning Help for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for desktop dependability and performance. However, for most organizations the upgrade to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the requirement to perform a clean setup on every PC. This entails re-installing applications, backing up and recovering data files, and running 64-bit drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit computers, the work needed to take full advantage of this untapped potential often seems excessively difficult. But because Windows 7 often requires a clean install, it can be a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit performance, which takes little or no additional effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have extensive experience planning and implementing major, efficient operating system migrations of existing workstations and can assist your company get the most out of your network dollars by making the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change and Update Automation
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to set up a computer network based around Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing small businesses Systems Management Server expertise to reduce network management's processes, improve network security, improve productivity by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of software use to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help you to make a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for more complete management automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory packages and security evaluation service bundles designed to offer organizations of any size a chance to receive a professional look at the strength of their security profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level solution for enterprises who need to comply with security levels demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and report on scanned information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.

High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to implement a fault-tolerant system infrastructure with features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and drills.

Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of certified IT experts gives your clients convenient access to a dependable support resource with years of background providing telephone assistance and remote access troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a positive reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to fix rather than simply record problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Help Desk support or seamlessly reinforce your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help you to identify and implement the most advanced technology for creating or improving your in-house Helpdesk.

To learn additional details about Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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