Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting Services During a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta incarnation of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at several sites. In the course of the CES talk, CEO Balmer showed innovative capabilities and important enhancements built into the new OS and driven by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle networking and file and printer sharing; centralized device management; plus advanced multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's CEO Announces Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consultants can provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and manageability of IT systems that incorporate desktops based on Windows 7:

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of cost-effective support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or work with your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement a site relocation or merger designed to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.

Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual instruction for an array of desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online training provides all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, including immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple workers. Available to individuals or groups of any size, live online training allows the teacher to run the class from an online facility and the clients can be spread across a campus or across the country. Virtual training supports powerful teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or longer in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through examples individually or as a group.

64-bit Migration Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for workstation dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the need to make a clean setup on every PC. This involves reconfiguring applications, backing up and restoring data, and installing new drivers. Although companies usually already have 64-bit computers, the effort required to take full advantage of these resources can seem excessively difficult. But since Microsoft Windows 7 usually requires a clean install, this represents a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which is possible with little extra work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have extensive experience designing and implementing major, efficient operating system migrations of in-place desktops and can help your company leverage your IT budget by performing the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can help you set up a computer system based on Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering small companies Microsoft SMS Server expertise to streamline IT administration's workload, improve network security, improve efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, police software licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can help your company to execute a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for more complete management automation and can help you to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory packages and security evaluation service packages designed to give businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an objective look at the strength of their protection environment. The packages range from a low-cost external security scan and evaluation package for small and midsize companies up to a high-end solution for enterprises who have to comply with security standards required by government regulators or by customers. For each security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.

High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can help you to configure a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features that can include Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, system load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive business continuity plan that incorporates periodic disaster response preparedness audits and drills.

Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of authorized IT professionals gives your clients instant access to a reliable technical group with years of background providing phone assistance and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Help Desk a positive image as a key contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help you to select and deploy the latest technology for creating or improving your in-house Call Center.

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

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