Microsoft Windows 7 Support In an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta version of Windows was made available for a limited time for assessment at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated new features and key improvements built into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover performance, security, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.

Microsoft Windows 7 features faster initialization, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier LAN configuration and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; plus sophisticated multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help You to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist your company to evaluate the beta version of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and implement a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older release of Windows.

Progent's consultants can provide a range of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective services to help your business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single computers or laptops or help your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete a site move or consolidation organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.

Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual education for an array of desktop applications and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education offers all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, including immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online office and the clients can be spread throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Live online education supports proven learning tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Transitioning Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for workstation reliability and performance. However, for the majority of businesses the transition to 64-bit technology is problematic due to the requirement to make a clean setup on every desktop. This involves re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data, and running new drivers. Although businesses typically are already using 64-bit PCs, the work needed to take full advantage of this resource often seems excessively time-consuming. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, it can be a great time to move up to 64-bit computing, which you can do with virtually no more work. Progent's Microsoft engineers have in-depth experience designing and performing major, efficient OS migrations of in-place workstations and can help your company leverage your network dollars by executing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.

Change and Update Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can show you how to set up an information system based around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds providing small businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to streamline IT management's workload, increase system protection, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, enforce licensing adherence, and track characteristics of software usage to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist you to carry out a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for more comprehensive administration automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly small business network security inventory service packages and enterprise security assessment service packages designed to give businesses of any size an opportunity to receive an independent look at the quality of their protection environment. These packages range from a low-cost external security scan and evaluation package for small and midsize companies up to a high-end solution for institutions who need to comply with security standards demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on collected data and provide recommendations for effective remediation.

High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to implement a high-availability network architecture that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network professionals who can help you benefit from virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a complete business continuity plan that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and drills.

Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of authorized IT professionals gives your clients convenient access to a reliable technical group with years of background delivering phone assistance and online troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Helpdesk a positive reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than merely report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can also help you to select and implement the latest solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Help Desk.

To learn more information concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.