Windows 7 Support Services During a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The next generation version of Windows was available for a limited time for downloading at several sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer showed new features and key improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, security, reliability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.

Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and resource access; centralized device management; as well as advanced multitouch technology. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help You to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help your company to test the beta version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business advantages of adopting Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks that include desktops powered by Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete an office relocation or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual education for an array of desktop programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction offers the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including instant communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of many students. Available to single students or classes of any size, live online education allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from an online office and the clients can be spread throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online education supports proven learning tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific topics or extended in time and wider in scope. Teachers and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.

64-bit Migration Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit technology is problematic because of the need to perform a new installation on every PC. This involves reconfiguring applications, saving and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Though companies in most cases already have 64-bit workstations, the effort needed to benefit fully from this potential resource can seem excessively time-consuming. But since Windows 7 usually calls for a clean installation, this represents a good time to move up to 64-bit technology, which you can do with little or no additional work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have extensive experience planning and implementing massive, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place desktops and can assist your company get the most out of your IT budget by making the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network administration experts can help you set up a computer system built around Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds providing small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server expertise to reduce IT management's processes, improve system security, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing adherence, and track characteristics of application usage to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help you to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective security inventory service bundles and enterprise network security assessment service bundles created to offer organizations of all sizes a chance to get a professional look at the quality of their protection profile. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize companies up to a high-end package for institutions who need to comply with security levels required by state agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.

High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to configure a fault-tolerant network infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a comprehensive business continuity strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery preparedness audits and testing.

Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of trained IT experts gives your clients convenient access to a dependable support group with extensive background providing telephone support and online repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a respected reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Help Desk support or transparently supplement your existing Helpdesk. Progent can also help your company to select and deploy the latest technology for creating or enhancing your internal Help Desk.

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