Windows 7 Planning In a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system. The next incarnation of Windows was available temporarily for evaluation at several Microsoft sites. During the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover performance, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.

Windows 7 includes faster initialization, power off, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer sharing; centralized device management; plus advanced multitouch technology. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's CEO Previews Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist You to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the beta version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability working with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist you to design and carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consulting experts offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information networks that include desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist your company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for individual machines or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement an office move or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.

Live Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for a range of client programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many workers. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual instruction permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from an online facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction supports powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific topics or extended in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for desktop dependability and performance. However, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit computing is problematic due to the requirement to perform a clean setup on each desktop. This requires reconfiguring applications, backing up and restoring data, and running 64-bit device drivers. Though companies typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the effort required to take full advantage of this untapped potential appears too time-consuming. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a clean installation, it can be a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit reliability and performance, which you can do with little incremental effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have extensive backgrounds designing and implementing major, minimally disruptive OS upgrades of in-place workstations and can help your company leverage your network budget by executing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change and Update Automation
Progent's IT administration experts can show you how to set up a computer system based on Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive experience providing small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT management's workload, improve network security, improve efficiency by making sure that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help your company to make a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can assist you to move to Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can deliver a selection of cost-effective network security inventory service bundles and network security assessment service bundles created to give businesses of all sizes an opportunity to receive a professional look at the effectiveness of their security profile. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment option for small and midsize companies up to a high-end package for enterprises who have to meet security levels demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and report on scanned information and make recommendations for efficient improvements.

High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to implement a fault-tolerant network infrastructure with features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can help you benefit from virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a complete business continuity strategy that includes scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing.

Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of certified IT professionals offers your customers convenient access to a dependable support group with extensive experience delivering telephone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Helpdesk a respected reputation as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent offers full Call Center support or transparently supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can also help your company to identify and deploy the most advanced solutions for building or improving your in-house Helpdesk.

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