Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting Services During an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of Windows 7. The beta version of Windows was made available for a limited time for assessment at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer showed new features and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by market demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include speed, protection, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and wakeup from standby; easier LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized device management; plus advanced touch-screen technology. To read Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist You to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist you to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business benefits of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist you to design and implement a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous version of Windows.

Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective services to help your company to install, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement 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 all Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or merger organized to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual education for an array of desktop programs and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, including instant communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of many workers. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual learning allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from an online office and the students can be spread throughout an office or across the country. Virtual education utilizes powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for desktop dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for most organizations the transition to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the requirement to perform a new setup on every workstation. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and recovering data files, and running new device drivers. Although businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit hardware, the work needed to take full advantage of this potential resource appears too difficult. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a clean install, this represents a great time to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which takes little additional work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and performing major, minimally disruptive OS upgrades of in-place workstations and can help your organization leverage your IT budget by executing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can help you set up an information system based around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience delivering small and midsize businesses Systems Management Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT administration's workload, increase network protection, boost efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of application usage to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help your company to execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Systems Management Server 2003 for better management automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly small business security inventory bundles and security assessment bundles designed to give businesses of any size an opportunity to receive a professional look at the quality of their protection environment. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and assessment option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for enterprises who need to meet security levels required by state agencies or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and report on scanned data and provide recommendations for effective remediation.

High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to implement a high-availability system infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster response preparedness audits and drills.

Call Center Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of certified IT experts offers your clients convenient access to a reliable support resource with years of background delivering phone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to fix and not simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Help Desk outsourcing or transparently reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can also help your company to select and deploy the latest technology for building or improving your in-house Call Center.

To learn more information about Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.

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