Windows 7 Evaluation In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of Windows 7. The next version of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at select sites. During the CES talk, Balmer demonstrated new features and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by market demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features faster initialization, shut down, and recovery from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and resource access; centralized peripherals administration; plus multiple finger touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help you to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and reliability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of adopting Windows 7. If 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 consultants can provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of information systems that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable support services to help you to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for individual machines or laptops or help you to design and carry out a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement a site move or consolidation organized to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for popular client applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online training offers the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple workers. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning supports powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized topics or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Migration Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for workstation dependability and performance. However, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the requirement to perform a new setup on each workstation. This entails reconfiguring applications, saving and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although companies typically are already using 64-bit hardware, the work required to benefit fully from this untapped potential often seems excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch install, it can be a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit reliability and performance, which can be done with little or no extra work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and implementing major, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of in-place desktops and can help your organization leverage your network dollars by performing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can help you set up an information network built around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience delivering small and midsize companies SMS Server consulting to reduce IT management's processes, improve system security, boost efficiency by making sure that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing adherence, and track characteristics of application usage to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist you to carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server for better management automation and can assist you to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory packages and enterprise security evaluation bundles created to offer organizations of any size an opportunity to receive an impartial look at the effectiveness of their protection profile. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for corporations who have to comply with security standards demanded by government agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and report on collected information and provide suggestions for effective improvements.

High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to configure a fault-tolerant system architecture with features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting professionals who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also help develop a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster response evaluations and testing.

Call Center Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of authorized technical experts offers your customers instant access to a reliable support group with years of experience delivering phone support and remote access repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Call Center a respected image as a key contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than merely report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or transparently reinforce your existing Help Desk. Progent can also assist your company to identify and implement the latest solutions for creating or improving your in-house Call Center.

To find out additional information about Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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