Microsoft Windows 7 Support In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 OS. The new version of Windows was made available for a limited time for assessment at select Microsoft sites. During the presentation, CEO Balmer showed new capabilities and important improvements built into the new OS and driven by consumer feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant advantages.

Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer sharing; consolidated device management; as well as sophisticated touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to test the pre-release version of Microsoft 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 advantages of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist you to design and implement a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a an older release of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consultants can provide a range of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks that include workstations based on Windows 7:

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective support services to assist your business to install, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist you to plan for and implement a company move or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for an array of desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training provides all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, including immediate communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Offered to single students or classes of any size, virtual education permits the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be spread across a campus or across the country. Live online learning deploys powerful teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specific topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a class.

64-bit Upgrade Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for desktop reliability and capacity. However, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the requirement to make a new setup on each PC. This requires re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although companies in most cases already have 64-bit hardware, the work needed to take full advantage of these resources often seems too time-consuming. But since Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch installation, it can be a great time to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which can be done with little or no extra effort. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have extensive backgrounds planning and implementing massive, efficient operating system migrations of existing desktops and can assist your business leverage your IT budget by performing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.

Change Automation
Progent's IT management experts can show you how to create an information network built on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience delivering small and midsize companies Systems Management Server consulting to streamline IT administration's processes, improve network security, improve efficiency by making sure that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing adherence, and track patterns of application usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to execute a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for more comprehensive administration automation and can assist your business to move to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory packages and enterprise network security evaluation service packages designed to offer businesses of any size a chance to receive an independent look at the effectiveness of their protection profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and assessment package for small companies up to a high-end package for corporations who have to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.

Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to configure a high-availability system architecture that offers features that can include Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also show you how to define a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills.

Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of authorized technical professionals offers your clients convenient access to a reliable technical resource with years of background providing telephone support and online troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a respected image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than merely report problems. Progent offers full Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Call Center. Progent can also help you to select and deploy the latest technology for building or enhancing your internal Help Desk.

To find out more details about Progent's support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.
















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