Microsoft Windows 7 Planning In a keynote speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 OS. The new version of Windows was offered for a limited time for testing at select sites. In the course of the CES talk, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative features and important improvements incorporated into the new OS and driven by consumer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover performance, protection, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and simplicity. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle networking and resource sharing; centralized peripherals management; plus sophisticated multitouch technology. To read Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Previews Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist your company to pilot the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist you to design and execute a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that incorporate workstations based on Windows 7:

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist your company to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and implement a site move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.

Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for a range of client programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction offers the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of many students. Offered to single students or classes of any size, live online instruction permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from an online office while the students can be spread across an office or across the the U.S. Live online training deploys proven learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Migration Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for desktop dependability and performance. However, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the requirement to make a new installation on every PC. This involves re-installing programs, saving and restoring data, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although businesses typically already have 64-bit computers, the effort required to take full advantage of this untapped potential appears excessively time-consuming. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a clean install, it represents a great time to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which requires little if any additional effort. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds planning and implementing major, efficient operating system migrations of existing workstations and can help your company leverage your network dollars by executing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to set up a computer network built on Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small companies SMS Server expertise to reduce network administration's processes, improve system security, boost productivity by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of software usage to allow smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist you to execute a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for better administration automation and can help your business to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly security inventory packages and enterprise security assessment packages designed to give businesses of all sizes a chance to receive a professional look at the quality of their protection environment. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment package for small and midsize companies up to a high-end package for enterprises who have to comply with security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and make suggestions for effective improvements.

High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to implement a fault-tolerant system architecture that offers features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified network professionals who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help you develop a comprehensive business continuity strategy that incorporates periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.

Helpdesk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of authorized IT professionals gives your customers instant access to a dependable support resource with extensive background delivering phone support and remote access repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a respected reputation as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent can deliver full Help Desk support or transparently supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can also assist you to select and implement the most advanced technology for building or improving your internal Help Desk.

To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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