Microsoft Windows 7 Support During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The new incarnation of Windows was available for a limited time for downloading at several Microsoft sites. During the presentation, Balmer demonstrated new features and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and driven by market demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.

Microsoft Windows 7 features faster startup, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized peripherals management; plus sophisticated multitouch support. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Availability of Windows 7

How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist you to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its speed and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.

Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information systems that include desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:

Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for single machines or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause minimal interruption to your business.

Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual education for a range of client applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online training offers all the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple students. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, virtual training permits the trainer to conduct the class from a remote facility while the clients can be spread across an office or across the country. Live online training deploys proven learning tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specific subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.

64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for workstation reliability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the need to perform a new installation on every desktop. This involves reconfiguring applications, backing up and recovering data, and installing new drivers. Though businesses typically are already using 64-bit hardware, the effort needed to benefit fully from these resources can seem too difficult. But because Windows 7 often requires a clean installation, it can be a good time to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which you can do with little extra work. Progent's Microsoft consultants have in-depth backgrounds designing and implementing massive, efficient operating system upgrades of existing desktops and can assist your business leverage your IT budget by making the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.

Change Management Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to create an information system built on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive experience delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server consulting to streamline network administration's workload, improve network protection, improve productivity by ensuring that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of software usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help you to carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server 2003 for better management automation and can assist you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.

Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's qualified security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective security inventory service bundles and enterprise network security evaluation packages designed to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an objective look at the quality of their security environment. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end solution for corporations who have to meet security levels demanded by state regulators or by vendors. For every security assessment package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and make recommendations for effective remediation.

High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to configure a high-availability system infrastructure that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can help you utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills.

Help Desk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of authorized technical professionals offers your clients instant access to a reliable technical resource with extensive experience providing phone support and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent can deliver full Helpdesk support or transparently supplement your existing Call Center. Progent can also assist your company to identify and deploy the latest technology for creating or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.

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

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