Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting and Support In a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The new version of Windows was made offered temporarily for evaluation at select sites. During the CES talk, CEO Balmer showed new features and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and driven by customer feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features faster initialization, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; centralized peripherals management; plus multiple finger multitouch support. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist your company to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business advantages of moving to Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and implement a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older release of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consultants offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks that incorporate workstations based on Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of cost-effective support services to help you to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to plan for and complete a site relocation or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.

Live Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual learning for an array of desktop programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of many students. Available to individuals or groups of any size, virtual training permits the instructor to conduct the seminar from an online office while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual learning utilizes powerful learning tools such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can work through examples individually or as a class.

64-bit Migration Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and capacity. However, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the requirement to make a new installation on each PC. This involves reconfiguring applications, saving and restoring data, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although businesses typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the work required to benefit fully from this potential resource can seem excessively time-consuming. But since Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, this can be a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which can be done with little if any additional effort. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds planning and performing massive, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of existing desktops and can help your organization get the most out of your network budget by performing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to set up a computer system based on Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is easy to administer. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT management's workload, increase network security, boost productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and track patterns of application usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist your company to execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for more complete management automation and can help your business to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can provide a variety of cost-effective small business network security inventory service bundles and enterprise network security evaluation packages created to offer organizations of any size an opportunity to get an impartial opinion about the effectiveness of their protection profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and evaluation package for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for institutions who need to comply with security levels required by state regulators or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with top security credentials analyze and report on collected data and make suggestions for effective improvements.

High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to implement a high-availability system architecture with features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting professionals who can show you how to utilize virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and drills.

Help Desk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of trained technical experts gives your customers convenient access to a reliable support resource with extensive background delivering telephone assistance and online troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a positive reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent can deliver full Help Desk outsourcing or transparently reinforce your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist your company to identify and deploy the latest solutions for building or enhancing your internal Call Center.

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

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