Windows 7 Support During a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next generation edition of Windows was made available temporarily for downloading at select sites. In the course of the address, Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by consumer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.

Windows 7 includes faster initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource sharing; centralized peripherals administration; as well as multiple finger multitouch support. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows 7

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of moving to Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist you to plan and carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Microsoft Windows.

Progent's consultants offer a range of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of information networks that incorporate workstations powered by Windows 7:

Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to help your company to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote help for individual computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete a company move or consolidation designed to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.

Live Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual training for popular desktop applications and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction provides the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning allows the trainer to run the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed across an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual learning deploys powerful learning mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.

64-bit Migration Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for workstation reliability and capacity. However, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit processing is problematic due to the requirement to perform a new setup on every desktop. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and restoring data files, and running 64-bit drivers. Though businesses usually are already using 64-bit hardware, the work needed to benefit fully from these resources can seem excessively time-consuming. But since Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, this represents a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which you can do with little or no additional work. Progent's Microsoft consultants have in-depth experience planning and performing massive, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of existing workstations and can help your company get the most out of your IT dollars by making the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change Automation
Progent's IT management experts can help you create a computer system based on Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience providing small businesses SMS Server 2003 consulting to streamline IT management's processes, increase system protection, boost productivity by making sure that all application updates are current, police licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of software use to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to make a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from Systems Management Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can help your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly security inventory packages and enterprise network security evaluation service packages created to offer businesses of any size a chance to receive an independent look at the effectiveness of their protection environment. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level solution for institutions who have to meet security standards required by government regulators or by customers. For every security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize collected data and provide suggestions for effective remediation.

Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to configure a fault-tolerant system architecture that offers features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive business continuity plan that incorporates scheduled disaster response preparedness audits and drills.

Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of certified IT experts offers your customers instant access to a dependable support resource with extensive experience providing phone assistance and online repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a positive image as a solid contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Call Center. Progent can also help you to select and deploy the most advanced solutions for building or enhancing your internal Helpdesk.

To learn additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.