Microsoft Windows 7 Planning In a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation version of Windows was offered temporarily for assessment at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the presentation, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and driven by consumer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include performance, security, dependability, functionality, battery life, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; consolidated peripherals management; plus sophisticated multitouch support. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Previews Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist your company to pilot the beta version of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business advantages of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help your IT organization to design and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.

Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of cost-effective support services to assist you to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for single machines or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement an office move or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Virtual Learning for Workstation Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for popular client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning offers the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of multiple students. Offered to single students or classes of any size, live online instruction allows the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility and the students can be spread across a campus or across the country. Virtual training deploys powerful teaching aids like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for workstation dependability and capacity. Unfortunately, for most businesses the migration to 64-bit computing is challenging because of the need to make a clean installation on each workstation. This requires reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data files, and running 64-bit device drivers. Although businesses usually are already using 64-bit PCs, the effort needed to take full advantage of this potential resource often seems excessively time-consuming. Yet because Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch installation, this represents a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which is possible with little or no additional work. Progent's Microsoft engineers have extensive experience designing and performing major, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place desktops and can assist your organization leverage your IT dollars by making the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.

Change Automation
Progent's IT administration experts can help you set up a computer system based around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds providing small businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to streamline network management's processes, improve system protection, boost productivity by making sure that all application updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and track characteristics of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to make a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive management automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly network security inventory service packages and network security assessment service bundles created to offer organizations of any size a chance to get an impartial opinion about the quality of their protection environment. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation package for small and midsize companies up to a high-end solution for corporations who have to meet security levels demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize collected information and provide suggestions for effective improvements.

High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to implement a fault-tolerant network architecture with features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network professionals who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that includes periodic disaster response evaluations and drills.

Call Center Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of trained technical experts gives your customers easy access to a dependable technical resource with extensive background delivering phone support and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a respected image as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to fix rather than merely record problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist you to identify and deploy the most advanced technology for building or improving your internal Helpdesk.

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
















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