Windows 7 Expertise In a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of Windows 7. The next generation edition of Windows was made offered for a limited time for testing at several sites. During the CES talk, Balmer showed new capabilities and important improvements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by consumer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover performance, security, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes faster initialization, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized peripherals management; as well as advanced multitouch support. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to test the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist you to plan and implement a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older release of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information systems that incorporate desktops based on Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective support services to assist your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual machines or laptops or work with your business to plan and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete a site relocation or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent provides live virtual training for an array of client programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple workers. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual education permits the instructor to run the class from an online office while the students can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online training utilizes proven learning tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific subjects or longer in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for workstation dependability and capacity. Unfortunately, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit computing is problematic because of the requirement to make a clean installation on every PC. This entails re-installing applications, backing up and restoring data files, and installing new drivers. Though businesses usually already have 64-bit hardware, the work required to take full advantage of this untapped potential often seems too time-consuming. But since Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a clean install, it can be a good time to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which is possible with little extra work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have extensive experience designing and performing massive, efficient OS migrations of existing workstations and can help your organization get the most out of your IT dollars by making the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Update Automation
Progent's network management professionals can help you create a computer system built around Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds providing small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server expertise to reduce IT administration's workload, increase system security, boost efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, police software licensing compliance, and track characteristics of application usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help you to make a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can assist your business to move to Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly network security inventory bundles and enterprise security assessment service bundles designed to give organizations of all sizes a chance to receive an objective look at the effectiveness of their security environment. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment package for small and midsize companies up to a high-end package for corporations who need to meet security levels demanded by government agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected data and provide recommendations for effective remediation.

Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant network architecture that offers features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. 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 create a complete disaster recovery plan that includes periodic disaster recovery evaluations and testing.

Call Center Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of trained IT professionals offers your clients convenient access to a dependable technical group with years of experience delivering telephone assistance and online repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a respected image as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent offers full Call Center outsourcing or transparently reinforce your current Helpdesk. Progent can also help you to identify and implement the latest technology for creating or improving your internal Helpdesk.

For more information concerning 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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