Windows 7 Consulting and Support In a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The beta edition of Windows was available for a limited time for evaluation at select web sites. During the presentation, CEO Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key enhancements built into Windows and driven by consumer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and wakeup from standby; easier networking and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals management; as well as advanced multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's Chief Executive Previews Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Business to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help your company to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its performance and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help your IT organization to design and implement a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.

Progent's consultants can provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks that include desktops based on Windows 7:

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable services to assist your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for individual machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help you to prepare for and complete an office relocation or merger organized to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual training for an array of client programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training offers the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual education permits the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Live online learning deploys proven learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific topics or longer in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can go through examples individually or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit computing is problematic due to the need to perform a clean installation on every desktop. This entails reconfiguring programs, saving and recovering data, and running 64-bit device drivers. Although companies in most cases are already using 64-bit PCs, the work needed to benefit fully from this untapped potential appears too difficult. But because Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, this can be a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which is possible with little more work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and implementing major, efficient operating system upgrades of in-place workstations and can assist your business get the most out of your IT dollars by performing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network management experts can help you create a computer network based around Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server consulting to streamline IT administration's processes, improve network protection, boost efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, police licensing adherence, and track characteristics of application usage to enable smarter purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist your company to make a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager from Systems Management Server for better administration automation and can help you to move to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly network security inventory service packages and security assessment packages designed to give organizations of all sizes a chance to get an independent opinion about the effectiveness of their security environment. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level solution for corporations who need to comply with security standards demanded by government agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize scanned information and make recommendations for effective improvements.

Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to implement a fault-tolerant network architecture with features that can include Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified network professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to define a complete business continuity plan that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and testing.

Help Desk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of certified IT professionals offers your customers instant access to a dependable support resource with extensive experience delivering telephone support and online troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Call Center a respected reputation as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or seamlessly supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist you to identify and deploy the latest solutions for creating or improving your in-house Call Center.

To find out more information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.

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