Windows 7 Evaluation In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of Windows 7. The new incarnation of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at several web sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key enhancements built into the new OS and inspired by consumer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include speed, security, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.

Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker startup, shut down, and resumption from standby; easier networking and resource access; centralized device administration; plus sophisticated touch-screen support. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta

How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to test the pre-release edition of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to determine its speed and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist you to plan and carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.

Progent's consultants can provide a range of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks that include workstations powered by Windows 7:

PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable services to help your business to deploy, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote technical support for individual computers or laptops or help you to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and complete a company relocation or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.

Live Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual learning for popular client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, such as immediate communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of any size, virtual learning permits the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be spread across a campus or all over the country. Virtual instruction deploys proven learning tools like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and students can work through problems individually or as a class.

64-bit Upgrade Support for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for workstation dependability and performance. However, for the majority of businesses the upgrade to 64-bit technology is problematic because of the need to make a new setup on each desktop. This entails re-installing programs, saving and recovering data files, and running new drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit computers, the work needed to benefit fully from this potential resource appears excessively difficult. But since Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, this represents a great time to upgrade to 64-bit reliability and performance, which takes virtually no incremental work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing massive, efficient operating system migrations of existing desktops and can assist your business get the most out of your network dollars by executing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change Management Automation
Progent's IT management experts can help you set up an information system based around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive experience delivering small companies SMS Server expertise to streamline network administration's workload, improve network security, boost productivity by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist your company to carry out a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server for better management automation and can help you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of cost-effective security inventory service bundles and enterprise network security assessment service bundles designed to give organizations of all sizes a chance to receive an impartial look at the effectiveness of their security profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-level solution for enterprises who have to comply with security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security assessment bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and report on collected information and make recommendations for efficient remediation.

Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to configure a fault-tolerant network infrastructure with features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also help you define a complete disaster recovery plan that includes periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills.

Helpdesk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of trained technical experts offers your clients convenient access to a reliable support resource with years of experience providing phone support and remote access repair for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Helpdesk a positive image as a key contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to resolve rather than merely record problems. Progent offers full Help Desk support or transparently supplement your existing Call Center. Progent can in addition help you to identify and implement the most advanced technology for creating or improving your internal Helpdesk.

For more information concerning Progent's support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.