Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting Services During a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The next edition of Windows was available for a limited time for assessment at select Microsoft sites. During the address, CEO Balmer showed innovative capabilities and important enhancements built into the new OS and driven by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, functionality, extended battery life, and simplicity. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer access; consolidated peripherals management; plus sophisticated multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Availability of Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help You to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of moving to Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist you to design and execute a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older release of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other low-cost support options to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that include workstations based on Windows 7:

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable services to assist you to install, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single machines or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to plan for and implement a company move or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual education for an array of client applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online instruction offers the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, including instant communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual education allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online training deploys proven teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized topics or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a class.

64-bit Upgrade Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for workstation reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit computing is challenging because of the need to perform a clean installation on each workstation. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and restoring data files, and running new drivers. Though companies typically already have 64-bit computers, the effort required to benefit fully from this resource can seem too difficult. Yet because Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, it can be a good time to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which is possible with little if any extra work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have extensive experience planning and performing major, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place workstations and can help your organization leverage your network dollars by executing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Update Automation
Progent's network management experts can help you set up an information system built on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive experience delivering small and midsize companies SMS Server 2003 expertise to streamline network management's workload, improve system security, boost productivity by making sure that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of application usage to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist your company to execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for better management automation and can help your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of cost-effective security inventory bundles and enterprise security assessment service bundles designed to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation package for small businesses up to a high-level package for enterprises who have to comply with security levels demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and report on collected data and make suggestions for efficient remediation.

High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to implement a high-availability system architecture that offers features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also help you create a complete disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing.

Help Desk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of authorized IT professionals offers your clients instant access to a reliable support resource with years of experience delivering phone assistance and remote access repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a respected reputation as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than merely report problems. Progent offers full Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and deploy the most advanced solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Call Center.

For additional information about Progent's support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.