Windows 7 Integration During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The beta edition of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at several web sites. During the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated new features and key improvements built into Windows and inspired by market demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, security, dependability, compatibility, battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker initialization, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; centralized device administration; as well as multiple finger multitouch support. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Assess Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help you to pilot the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business advantages of adopting Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and implement a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.

Progent's consultants offer a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information systems that include desktops powered by Windows 7:

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.

Live Virtual Training for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual instruction for a range of desktop applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning provides all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, including instant communication between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, virtual instruction permits the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote facility and the students can be spread across a campus or across the country. Live online education supports proven teaching mechanisms like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a group.

64-bit Migration Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
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 upgrade to 64-bit computing is challenging because of the requirement to make a clean installation on each PC. This entails reconfiguring applications, saving and restoring data files, and installing new device drivers. Though companies in most cases already have 64-bit computers, the effort required to take full advantage of this potential resource can seem too time-consuming. But since Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, it can be a good time to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which takes little or no additional work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds designing and implementing massive, efficient operating system migrations of existing desktops and can help your company get the most out of your network dollars by performing the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Management Automation
Progent's network management experts can help you set up a computer system built around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive experience providing small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server 2003 consulting to streamline IT management's processes, improve network security, boost productivity by making sure that all application updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and track patterns of software use to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to make a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can assist you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective small business network security inventory bundles and security assessment bundles designed to give businesses of any size an opportunity to get an independent opinion about the effectiveness of their security environment. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who have to comply with security levels required by government agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and provide suggestions for efficient improvements.

High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant system infrastructure with features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified network professionals who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a complete business continuity plan that incorporates scheduled disaster response preparedness audits and testing.

Help Desk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of trained IT professionals offers your customers instant access to a dependable technical group with years of background providing phone support and online troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on earning the Helpdesk a respected reputation as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Helpdesk support or transparently reinforce your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the most advanced solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Help Desk.

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

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