Windows 8 includes headline features such touch-screen support and a new tile-based Start interface, but Microsoft's latest client operating system also introduces less conspicuous yet significant improvements such as more built-in security, faster startup, enhanced cloud support, better synchronization, and client virtualization. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you evaluate the business benefits related to upgrading existing PCs to Windows 8 or adding new Windows 8 clients to your network.

Windows 8 ConsultingWindows 8 includes headline features such touch-screen support and a new tile-based Start interface, but Microsoft's latest client operating system also introduces less conspicuous yet significant improvements such as more built-in security, faster booting, expanded connectivity, enhanced cloud support, fault-tolerant storage, better synchronization, advanced backup/recovery, more powerful search, lower power consumption, and client virtualization.

Predictably, some of these enhancements come with a cost. Incorporating Windows 8 into a business network may require that you reconfigure your remote access environment, modify your security scheme, update or replace applications and utilities, and retrain users.

Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you evaluate the business benefits and engineering challenges related to upgrading existing PCs to Windows 8 or adding new Windows 8 clients to your network. Progent can help you to resolve problems encountered during the process of upgrading to Windows 8, adjust your remote connectivity environment and your network infrastructure as needed, redesign your IT security strategy to take full advantage of the security enhancements built into Windows 8, recommend new desktop management procedures in order to simplify administration of all your Windows 8 clients, and provide customized webinar training sessions to bring your IT management staff and your end users up to speed quickly on Windows 8.

For larger organizations, Progent's project managers can help set up test labs to evaluate Windows 8 and design and execute Windows 8 desktop migration plans based on leading practices.

New Features of Windows 8
Windows 8 includes many new features that address a variety of customers ranging from gamers to workstation power users. Many of these features are designed to improve the usefulness and manageability of Windows-based smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Professional and Enterprise versions of Windows 8 have important features that enhance the productivity of users working with mainstream business applications.

These new capabilities, when combined with the latest computer hardware, offer big advantages over previous releases of Windows and should be factored into any ROI calculation. High-value innovations incorporated in Windows 7 include:

  • UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface)
  • Client Hyper-V Virtualization
  • Storage Spaces
  • Windows To Go
  • Native Support for USB 3.0
  • Improved Multiple Monitor Support
  • High Performance File Explorer (to replace Windows Explorer)
  • File History
  • Support for Near Field Communications (NFC)
Progent's Windows 8 Migration Services
Windows 8 ConsultingProgent's Microsoft-certified consultants can help you follow leading practices in deploying Windows 8 in a production system. For large-scale Windows 8 desktop rollouts, Progent's methodology is one that has proven effective in Windows 7 migrations. This is process is centered on automating the capture and replication of standardized images of operating systems, drivers, and core applications to be deployed in various business groups and a wide range of work environments.

By using Microsoft's advanced deployment tools for Windows 8, Progent can help you achieve a high degree of automation during the rollout process, thereby avoiding the delays and mistakes that often accompany a manual deployment. Progent can help companies with any phase of a Windows 8 rollout and also offers project management services to help you complete your migration on time and within budget.

To control costs, save time, and minimize engineering risk for large-scale migrations, Progent uses Microsoft's deployment automation tools provided with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). These tools include Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) to create custom baseline images, Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management Tool (DISM) for editing existing images, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) for uncovering compatibility issues, User State Migration Tool (USMT) for migrating the personal data of individual users, and Volume Activation Management Toolkit (VAMT) for centralized activation management.

For additional information about Progent's consulting services for Windows 8, see Progent's Windows 8 Integration Services for Windows 8.

Contact Progent About Windows 8 Support
To find out more about Progent's Windows 8 integration and support services, call Progent at 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.

Click here to go to the table of contents of the IT Connection newsletter.

An index of content::

  • 24/7/365 Remote Workforce Walnut Creek Expertise - Backup Technology Consulting Experts Concord CA At Home Workers Walnut Creek Guidance - Backup Solutions Consulting Experts Walnut Creek
  • 24x7 Office Word 2007 Consulting Services Microsoft Certified Partner Microsoft Office Word Engineers
  • ASA and PIX Firewall Support ASA and PIX Firewalls Integration
  • At Home Workers Expertise near Santa Monica - Collaboration Solutions Consulting and Support Services Santa Monica-Mar Vista, California Immediate Santa Monica Work from Home Employees Collaboration Solutions Consultants
  • BlackBerry Software Computer Network Support Top Rated Information Technology Outsourcing Firms RIM BlackBerry Scottsdale Tempe Paradise Valley

  • Remote Technical Support Cisco Content Engine Network Module for Content Delivery
    Content Delivery Networking Products IT Consulting

    Progent provides high availability load balancing consulting that addresses system load balancing, load balanced applications, network infrastructure routing, and content dispatching products such as Cisco Content Engine. fault tolerant load balancing vendors for which Progent can provide consulting expertise include Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Load Balancing Manager, Citrix Access Suite and Presentation Server, Cisco CSS, Cisco Content Engine and Cisco CDN Software, and F5 Networks BIG-IP.

  • Cisco Networking Firms Lakeland-Plant City, FL Cisco Specialists Lakeland
  • Cisco System Support Watsonville CA Santa Cruz, CA 24x7 Cisco Setup

  • ProSight domain management Consultant Services
    password management Consulting Services

    ProSight IT Asset Management is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, find and safeguard data about your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can instantly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can save up to half of the time wasted trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for storing and collaborating on all documents related to managing your business network such as standard operating procedures and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether you’re making enhancements, performing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require when you need it.

  • Computer Consultant System Center 2012 Operations Manager Support Services SCOM 2012 Fabric Monitoring
  • Computer Consulting Jobs Rocklin, CA Microsoft Engineer Career Rocklin, CA
  • Professional Windows 8
  • Consultant Services Cisco Video Conferencing Services Polycom Telepresence
  • Consultant Services Lync Server 2013 Front End Pool Lync Server 2013 and Android Consultant Services

  • CRISC Risk and Information Systems Control Specialist
    24x7 CRISC Risk and Information Systems Control Engineer

    Progent offers the services of a CRISC-certified risk management expert to help you to plan and deploy an enterprise risk management solution following leading practices promoted by CRISC and geared to match your organization's risk tolerance, business goals, and IT budget.

  • Consulting Support for IT Support Firms near me in Salt Lake City - Temporary Support Team Expansion Summit County Utah Expertise for IT Support Organizations nearby Salt Lake City - Short-Term IT Support Augmentation

  • SonicWall Security Organization
    SonicWall NSA 9250 Firewall Cybersecurity Team

    Progent's certified SonicWall firewall experts can show you how to deploy, manage, and tune SonicWall firewall/VPN devices including the newer SonicWall TZ and NSa Series of firewalls and the legacy SonicWall PRO 2040 products. Progent's CISSP and CISA-certified network security consultants can show you how to incorporate SonicWall security gateways into a complete security plan and build security into your business operations.

  • Dynamics GP Great Plains Software IT Consulting Dynamics GP Software Remote Support Services
  • Email Bayesian Analysis Professional Email Predictive Sender Profiling Consultants
  • Eugene, Oregon Computer Network Consultant On-site Technical Support Eugene, OR
  • Exchange Phone Support Aurora, Arapahoe County Aurora, Denver, Boulder Open Now Exchange 2019 Networking Services
  • Exchange Server 2013 Manage Caddo Parish Louisiana Exchange 2019 Networking Consultant Shreveport Barksdale Air Force Base
  • IT Outsourcing Best Practices White Paper Advantages of IT Outsourcing White Papers
  • Kansas City Telecommuters Data Protection Technology Expertise 24-7 Teleworkers Kansas City Consulting Experts - Backup/Recovery Systems Expertise Wyandotte County Kansas
  • Knoxville Farragut Oak Ridge Immediate Microsoft and Cisco Implementation Small Business Network Small Office IT Consulting Knoxville
  • Lync Server 2013 PSTN Gateway Consultancy Top Quality Lync Server 2013 and iPhone Engineer
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP Gold Partner near Orlando - Customization Experts Orlando, Orange County Microsoft Dynamics GP Supplier near me in Orlando - Installation Consulting Orlando-Kissimmee
  • Microsoft Exchange Computer Consulting Companies Long Island City, Queens Microsoft Exchange Information Technology Support Queens
  • Microsoft T-SQL Coder Microsoft SQL Server Troubleshooting

  • 24 Hour Specialist Windows Server 2008 R2
    Setup and Support Windows Server 2008 R2

    Microsoft Windows Server 2008 represents a major step forward in making IT networks more secure and available, simpler to virtualize and manage, faster, and able to offer an improved environment for web publishing. Progent can help your company get the most from the enhancements built into Windows Server 2008 by delivering certified consulting, tech support, training, temporary staffing, network monitoring, and security engineering services.

  • Microsoft and Apple Design Company Springfield IT Outsourcing Computer Help Springfield, MO
  • New Mexico SQL Troubleshooters New Mexico Small Business Network Support SQL
  • Newman Computer Consultation Hughson Assessment
  • Outsourcing Cisco Small Business IT Consulting Firms Cisco Edison-Princeton, NJ
  • Private Cloud Services Specialist Virtual Server Private Cloud Hosting Consultants
  • SCCM 2012 Integration SCCM 2012 Planning Configuration

  • Amazon Marketplace Web Service programming Programming
    Amazon Marketplace Web Service development training Programming Companies

    Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) is a collection of APIs that allows Amazon sellers to streamline their business processes by automating crucial sales functions such as listings, orders, shipments, inbound and outbound fulfillment, and finances. By leveraging Amazon's vast online selling environment and automating their sales processes, merchants can expand their reach, lower their operating costs, accelerate reaction time to customers, and increase their profits. Progent's Amazon Marketplace Web Service developers can collaborate with your development team and provide programming, workflow integration, project management support, and mentoring so you can shorten development time and costs and speed up your return on investment.

  • SQL Small Business Computer Consulting Company 24 Hour Professionals SQL Charlotte, NC, Raleigh-Durham, NC, Greensboro, NC, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Santa Cruz-Salinas Network Specialist Computer Firms Santa Cruz-Gilroy
  • Setup and Support Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 SharePoint Server 2007 Online Support Services Milwaukee
  • Small Office Server Support Remote Help Desk Clarksville Tennessee Microsoft Computer IT Specialists Clarksville, Montgomery County
  • Southlake-Irving, TX CentOS Linux, Solaris, UNIX Technical Support Services Gentoo Linux, Sun Solaris, UNIX Remote Technical Support Southlake, Texas
  • Specialists Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Mission Viejo-Lake Forest, CA 24/7/365 Professional Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Spokane County Washington Cisco Support Group Cisco Designers Spokane
  • Stockton, California Consultants Network Providers Stockton, California
  • Tampa Florida Offsite Workforce Expertise in Tampa - Cybersecurity Systems Consulting Services Tampa, FL Tampa Work from Home Employees Cybersecurity Systems Consulting
  • UNIX IT Consultant New Jersey Online Troubleshooting Linux Newark, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, Paterson, NJ, Elizabeth, NJ
  • Windows 8.1 Work Folders Professionals
  • Urgent Network Computer Consultants Maricopa County Arizona Tempe Consulting Team Small Business Network

  • Integration Support Dynamics GP Custom Software
    Best Dynamics GP Web Services Consulting

    Progent's expertise delivering Microsoft .NET support and Microsoft SQL Server help, and Progent's programming experience with VBasic, XML, and additional developer platforms make it possible to design custom mission-critical programs and eCommerce solutions that operate seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Software. Progent's Dynamics GP/Great Plains reporting consultants can show you how to create reports that let you track your business more thoroughly, transforming uncooked information into useful understanding of your business.

  • 24-Hour Windows 8.1 Migration Network Support Technician
  • Urgent Network IT Consulting Chandler, Maricopa County Microsoft Windows Integration Specialist Chandler Arizona

  • Technical Consultant microsoft operations manager 2016
    system center 2016 operations manager IT Consultant

    Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager (SCOM 2016) is designed to promote top performance and maximum availability for critical workloads by providing unified, mixed-platform monitoring of IT infrastructure installed throughout on-premises datacenters and private and public clouds. Progent's consulting team can provide advanced remote and onsite support to help organizations of any size to design, integrate, optimize, enhance and repair SCOM 2016 solutions. Progent can assist your company to move to Operations Manager 2016 from earlier versions of Operations Manager or from different IT infrastructure monitoring products, or integrate multiple monitoring systems into a cohesive infrastructure management ecosystem. Progent can also help you extend your SCOM 2016 scope to incorporate infrastructure based in public clouds such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

  • Windows Network Consulting Companies Tennessee Windows IT Support Memphis Tennessee
  • Windows Security Internet Networking Consultants Emergency Phone Support Online Technical Support Lafayette
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Small Office IT Outsourcing Mobile Alabama Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Professional Mobile Bay, Alabama
  • Windows Server 2019 Migration Support Huntington Beach Windows Server 2016 Migration Companies Huntington Beach California
  • Work at Home Employees Vacaville Consultants - Video Conferencing Technology Consulting Experts Best Vacaville Work at Home Employees Voice/Video Conferencing Technology Assistance Suisun City CA
  • Microsoft and Cisco Certified Expert Microsoft Windows 8.1 Migration Computer Consultants
  • Work from Home Employees Cleveland Consulting Services - Management Systems Guidance Cleveland, OH Teleworkers Cleveland Consulting - Management Systems Assistance Cuyahoga County Ohio

  • © 2002-2020 Progent Corporation. All rights reserved.