Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting Services During a keynote speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of Windows 7. The beta incarnation of Windows was available for a limited time for evaluation at select web sites. In the course of the address, Balmer showed innovative features and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by customer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes faster startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier LAN configuration and file and printer access; consolidated peripherals management; as well as multiple finger touch-screen support. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help You to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help your company to pilot the beta version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business advantages of adopting Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist you to design and implement a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of information systems that include workstations powered by Windows 7:

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable services to help your business to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete an office move or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.

Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual learning for an array of desktop programs and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers all the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, including instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or groups of any size, virtual training allows the instructor to conduct the class from an online facility while the clients can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual learning deploys powerful teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or longer in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a group.

64-bit Transitioning Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and performance. However, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the requirement to make a clean installation on each PC. This entails re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data, and running new device drivers. Although companies in most cases are already using 64-bit computers, the work needed to benefit fully from these resources can seem too time-consuming. Yet since Windows 7 usually requires a clean install, it can be a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit reliability and performance, which takes little if any more work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have in-depth experience planning and implementing massive, efficient operating system upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your company leverage your IT dollars by executing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Automation
Progent's network management experts can show you how to create a computer system based around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing small and midsize companies Systems Management Server expertise to reduce IT management's workload, improve network protection, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, enforce software licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of application usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist you to execute a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Systems Management Server for more complete management automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly network security inventory packages and security assessment service bundles created to give businesses of any size a chance to get an independent opinion about the strength of their security profile. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end solution for corporations who need to meet security standards required by government agencies or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and report on collected information and provide recommendations for effective improvements.

Fault-tolerant System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to configure a high-availability network infrastructure with features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can help you utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help develop a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery assessments and drills.

Helpdesk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of trained IT experts offers your customers easy access to a reliable support group with extensive experience providing telephone assistance and remote access repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a positive reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to resolve and not merely record problems. Progent can deliver full Help Desk support or transparently reinforce your existing Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and implement the latest technology for creating or enhancing your internal Help Desk.

For additional information concerning Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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