Windows 7 Assistance During a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next generation edition of Windows was offered for a limited time for assessment at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated new features and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and driven by customer demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle networking and file and printer access; consolidated device administration; plus sophisticated multitouch support. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Windows 7

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help you to pilot the pre-release edition of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks that include workstations based on Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of affordable services to help you to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online technical support for single computers or notebooks or work with you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and implement an office move or merger designed to produce minimal disruption of your business.

Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction provides all the benefits of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many students. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online learning permits the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be spread across an office or all over the country. Virtual instruction utilizes proven teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.

64-bit Migration 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 workstation reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the need to perform a new installation on each workstation. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and restoring data, and installing new device drivers. Although companies typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the effort needed to take full advantage of this potential resource often seems excessively difficult. Yet since Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, this represents a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which can be done with little if any more work. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have in-depth backgrounds planning and implementing major, efficient OS upgrades of in-place desktops and can help your business leverage your IT budget by performing the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Management Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can help you set up an information network built around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience providing small companies SMS Server 2003 consulting to streamline network administration's processes, improve system protection, improve efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are installed, enforce licensing adherence, and track patterns of application use to enable smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist your company to carry out a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server for more comprehensive management automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective small business network security inventory bundles and network security evaluation service bundles designed to offer businesses of any size a chance to receive an impartial opinion about the quality of their protection environment. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and assessment option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end solution for enterprises who have to meet security standards required by state regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize scanned data and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.

Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to configure a high-availability network architecture with features that can include Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting professionals who can help you benefit from virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also help define a complete disaster recovery strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster response evaluations and testing.

Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of certified IT experts offers your customers easy access to a reliable support group with years of background providing telephone support and remote access repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Helpdesk a respected reputation as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix rather than simply record problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your existing Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist you to identify and implement the most advanced solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.

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

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