Microsoft Windows 7 Evaluation During a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 OS. The next generation edition of Windows was made offered for a limited time for evaluation at select sites. During the presentation, CEO Balmer showed innovative features and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, functionality, extended battery life, and ease of use. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant advantages.

Windows 7 includes quicker startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier LAN configuration and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals management; as well as advanced touch-screen technology. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Announces Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist You to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help your company to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its performance and reliability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can help you to plan and implement a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of IT systems that include desktops based on Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a site relocation or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of client programs and environments including Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction provides the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual training permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online training supports proven teaching aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific topics or extended in time and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can go through examples individually or as a group.

64-bit Upgrade Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit processing is problematic because of the requirement to make a clean installation on every desktop. This involves reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Although businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit computers, the work required to benefit fully from these resources can seem too difficult. But since Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch installation, it can be a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit computing, which is possible with little extra effort. Progent's Microsoft consultants have in-depth backgrounds designing and implementing massive, efficient OS upgrades of in-place desktops and can help your organization get the most out of your IT dollars by executing the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change and Update Automation
Progent's network management professionals can help you set up an information system based on Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have extensive experience delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server consulting to streamline IT management's processes, improve system protection, boost productivity by ensuring that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of application use to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help your company to carry out a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for more comprehensive management automation and can help you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a selection of cost-effective security inventory bundles and enterprise network security evaluation service packages created to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to get an impartial look at the effectiveness of their security environment. These packages range from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who have to comply with security levels required by government regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and provide suggestions for effective improvements.

High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to implement a high-availability system architecture that offers features that can include Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that includes periodic disaster response evaluations and testing.

Helpdesk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of authorized technical professionals offers your clients convenient access to a dependable technical group with years of experience providing telephone assistance and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver full Helpdesk support or seamlessly supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can also help your company to select and implement the latest technology for creating or enhancing your in-house Help Desk.

For more details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.

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