Windows 7 Consulting During a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The new incarnation of Windows was made offered for a limited time for downloading at select sites. In the course of the presentation, CEO Balmer showed innovative capabilities and important improvements built into the new OS and inspired by market feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover speed, security, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and wakeup from standby; no-hassle networking and file and printer sharing; centralized peripherals administration; plus advanced multitouch technology. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Announces Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help your company to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver 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 help your IT organization to plan and execute a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous release of Windows.

Progent's consultants offer a variety of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate desktops based on Windows 7:

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to assist you to install, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for single computers or laptops or help you to plan and implement a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a site move or merger organized to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for popular client applications and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online training provides all the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including immediate communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Offered to single students or groups of any size, virtual learning permits the trainer to conduct the class from an online office while the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or across the the U.S. Virtual instruction supports powerful teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.

64-bit Upgrade Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for desktop dependability and capacity. However, for the majority of businesses the transition to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the need to make a clean setup on each PC. This requires reconfiguring programs, backing up and restoring data, and running new drivers. Though businesses typically already have 64-bit hardware, the work needed to take full advantage of this potential resource appears excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 usually calls for a clean install, it can be a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which is possible with little or no more work. Progent's Microsoft consultants have extensive backgrounds designing and performing massive, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place desktops and can help your business get the most out of your IT dollars by executing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Update Automation
Progent's network administration experts can show you how to create an information system based on Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds providing small businesses Microsoft SMS Server 2003 expertise to streamline IT administration's processes, improve network security, improve productivity by making sure that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of software use to enable smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for more comprehensive management automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a variety of budget-friendly small business security inventory packages and security evaluation packages created to offer organizations of any size a chance to receive an impartial look at the effectiveness of their security environment. These packages range from a low-cost external scan and assessment package for small and midsize companies up to a high-level solution for institutions who need to comply with security levels demanded by state regulators or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on collected information and make recommendations for efficient remediation.

Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to configure a high-availability system infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a comprehensive business continuity strategy that includes scheduled disaster response evaluations and drills.

Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of authorized technical experts offers your clients instant access to a reliable technical resource with extensive experience providing phone support and remote access troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Helpdesk a positive reputation as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk support or transparently supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist your company to select and implement the latest technology for building or enhancing your in-house Call Center.

For additional details concerning Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.