Windows 7 Support Services In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The new incarnation of Windows was made available temporarily for testing at select web sites. In the course of the presentation, CEO Balmer demonstrated new features and important improvements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by consumer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, security, dependability, compatibility, battery life, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.

Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster startup, shut down, and recovery from sleep mode; easier networking and resource access; centralized peripherals management; plus advanced touch-screen technology. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's CEO Introduces Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help You to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help you to test the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.

Progent's consulting experts offer a range of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of information systems that incorporate workstations powered by Windows 7:

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual computers or notebooks or work with your business to design and carry out a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and complete an office relocation or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual learning for a range of desktop programs and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, including immediate interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple students. Available to single students or classes of any size, live online learning permits the instructor to run the class from an online office and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the country. Virtual training utilizes proven learning tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through examples individually or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for workstation reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit computing is challenging due to the need to perform a new setup on every PC. This entails re-installing applications, backing up and recovering data, and running new device drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit workstations, the work needed to benefit fully from this untapped potential often seems excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, this represents a good time to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which can be done with little extra work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have in-depth experience designing and performing massive, efficient OS migrations of existing workstations and can help your company leverage your IT dollars by performing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.

Change Management Automation
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to create a computer system built on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience delivering small businesses SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce network management's processes, improve system protection, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, enforce licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application usage to allow smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help you to carry out a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for more comprehensive administration automation and can help your business to move to Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory service bundles and security evaluation service bundles created to give organizations of all sizes a chance to receive an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their security environment. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and assessment option for small businesses up to a high-end solution for corporations who have to meet security levels demanded by government agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and report on scanned data and make recommendations for effective improvements.

High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to implement a high-availability system architecture that offers features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can help you utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also help define a complete disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery assessments and drills.

Helpdesk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of certified technical professionals gives your customers instant access to a dependable technical group with extensive background delivering phone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a respected reputation as a solid contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to resolve and not merely report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Help Desk support or seamlessly reinforce your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist you to identify and implement the most advanced solutions for building or improving your in-house Call Center.

To find out additional details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.
















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