Windows 7 Support Services During an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The new version of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at several Microsoft sites. During the address, Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and important improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In each of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; centralized peripherals management; as well as multiple finger multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Windows 7

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business advantages of moving to Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help your IT organization to design and execute a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a previous release of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information networks that include desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable support services to assist your business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online technical support for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement an office move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.

Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, including instant communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of many students. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual learning allows the trainer to run the seminar from an online office while the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the country. Virtual learning supports powerful learning aids such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specific topics or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit computing is problematic because of the requirement to make a new setup on every workstation. This requires re-installing programs, backing up and restoring data, and running new drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit workstations, the effort needed to benefit fully from this potential resource can seem too time-consuming. But because Windows 7 usually requires a from-scratch installation, this represents a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which can be done with virtually no incremental work. Progent's Microsoft consultants have in-depth backgrounds planning and implementing major, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of in-place workstations and can assist your business leverage your IT dollars by making the transition to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can help you set up a computer system built on Windows 7 PCs that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to reduce network administration's processes, improve system security, improve productivity by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application usage to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist you to carry out a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can provide a selection of cost-effective network security inventory bundles and enterprise network security evaluation service bundles designed to give businesses of any size a chance to receive a professional opinion about the strength of their security environment. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who need to comply with security levels required by government agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and report on collected data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.

High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to configure a high-availability system infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to create a complete business continuity strategy that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and drills.

Helpdesk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of trained IT professionals offers your customers convenient access to a reliable technical resource with extensive experience providing telephone assistance and online troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a respected image as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's goal is to resolve and not merely report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your existing Call Center. Progent can in addition help you to select and implement the latest technology for creating or improving your internal Help Desk.

To find out more details concerning Progent's support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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