Windows 7 Integration During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The beta incarnation of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at several web sites. During the address, Balmer demonstrated innovative features and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by customer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, security, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; consolidated peripherals management; plus sophisticated multitouch technology. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help your company to test the pre-release edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and execute a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous release of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate workstations powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for individual computers or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to plan for and complete a site move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible interruption to your business.

Live Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent provides live virtual training for a range of client applications and environments including Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning provides the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, including immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning permits the instructor to conduct the class from a remote office and the clients can be spread throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual training utilizes proven teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized topics or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit computing is problematic because of the requirement to perform a clean setup on every PC. This requires reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data files, and installing new device drivers. Although businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit PCs, the work required to benefit fully from this resource often seems excessively time-consuming. But since Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, it represents a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit technology, which is possible with little if any extra effort. Progent's Microsoft consultants have extensive experience designing and implementing massive, efficient operating system upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your company leverage your IT budget by making the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can show you how to create an information system built on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds delivering small businesses Systems Management Server consulting to reduce IT administration's processes, increase system protection, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, police licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of software use to enable smarter purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist your company to make a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for more complete management automation and can help your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory packages and enterprise network security evaluation packages created to give organizations of all sizes a chance to get an objective opinion about the quality of their security environment. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment package for small companies up to a high-level solution for institutions who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and summarize collected information and make suggestions for effective remediation.

Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to implement a high-availability network architecture with features that can include Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also help create a complete disaster recovery strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills.

Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of authorized IT professionals offers your customers easy access to a reliable technical group with years of background delivering phone support and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a positive image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to resolve and not merely record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or seamlessly supplement your current Call Center. Progent can also help you to identify and deploy the most advanced solutions for creating or improving your in-house Help Desk.

For more information about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.