Microsoft Windows 7 Consulting During a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The next edition of Windows was offered temporarily for evaluation at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer demonstrated new features and important improvements built into the new OS and inspired by consumer feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover performance, protection, dependability, compatibility, extended battery life, and simplicity. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.

Windows 7 includes quicker startup, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and resource access; centralized peripherals administration; plus advanced touch-screen support. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Microsoft Windows 7

How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist You to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist your company to test the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business benefits of adopting Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and execute a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and manageability of information systems that include desktops powered by Windows 7:

PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable services to help you to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for individual machines or laptops or work with you to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and implement an office relocation or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your business.

Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual training for a range of client programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training provides all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, live online instruction allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility and the students can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Virtual training supports proven teaching tools such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.

64-bit Upgrade Support for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for desktop reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit processing is problematic due to the requirement to make a new setup on every PC. This requires re-installing applications, saving and restoring data files, and running 64-bit drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit PCs, the work needed to benefit fully from this resource can seem too difficult. Yet since Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, this can be a good time to move up to 64-bit performance, which is possible with virtually no incremental work. Progent's Microsoft consultants have in-depth experience designing and implementing massive, minimally disruptive OS upgrades of in-place workstations and can assist your business get the most out of your IT dollars by executing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can help you set up a computer network built around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience providing small and midsize businesses SMS Server expertise to streamline network administration's workload, improve system protection, boost efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, enforce licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can help your company to carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server for more complete management automation and can help your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective small business security inventory packages and network security evaluation bundles designed to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to get a professional opinion about the strength of their protection environment. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment package for small companies up to a high-level solution for institutions who need to meet security levels required by state agencies or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize scanned information and provide recommendations for effective remediation.

High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting experts can help you to configure a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can help you utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to create a complete disaster recovery plan that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.

Helpdesk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of certified IT experts gives your customers convenient access to a dependable technical group with extensive experience providing telephone assistance and online repair for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Help Desk a respected reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to resolve and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver full Help Desk outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your current Call Center. Progent can also help your company to select and implement the most advanced technology for building or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.

To find out more details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.