Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting Services During an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The new edition of Windows was offered temporarily for evaluation at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and important enhancements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by customer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In each of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and recovery from sleep mode; easier networking and resource access; centralized device administration; as well as multiple finger touch-screen technology. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Business to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help your company to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its performance and reliability working with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business benefits of adopting Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous release of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate desktops based on Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, business servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help your company to plan for and implement an office relocation or consolidation organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual instruction for an array of client programs and environments including Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education offers all the advantages of traditional classroom sessions, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the availability of multiple workers. Offered to single students or groups of any size, live online education permits the trainer to conduct the seminar from an online facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Virtual learning utilizes powerful learning tools such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Upgrade Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for desktop dependability and capacity. However, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit processing is problematic because of the requirement to perform a clean setup on every workstation. This requires reconfiguring applications, backing up and restoring data, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although businesses typically are already using 64-bit PCs, the effort required to take full advantage of this resource appears too time-consuming. Yet since Microsoft Windows 7 usually requires a from-scratch install, this can be a great time to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which you can do with little if any extra effort. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have extensive backgrounds designing and implementing massive, minimally disruptive OS migrations of in-place workstations and can assist your organization leverage your IT dollars by performing the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Update Automation
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to create an information system based around Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience delivering small and midsize businesses Systems Management Server 2003 expertise to reduce network management's processes, increase system security, improve productivity by ensuring that all application updates are current, police software licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of application usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help you to execute a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive administration automation and can assist you to move to Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective security inventory packages and enterprise security assessment service packages designed to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an impartial opinion about the effectiveness of their protection environment. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level solution for enterprises who need to meet security standards demanded by government agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and summarize collected data and make suggestions for efficient remediation.

High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to implement a high-availability system infrastructure that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network professionals who can help you utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to create a complete business continuity strategy that includes periodic disaster recovery preparedness audits and drills.

Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of trained technical experts gives your customers easy access to a reliable technical group with years of experience delivering phone support and remote access repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a respected reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to resolve and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Helpdesk outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can also assist you to select and implement the latest solutions for creating or improving your internal Call Center.

To find out additional details about Progent's support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.