During an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of Windows 7. The next edition of Windows was available temporarily for downloading at several web sites. During the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative features and key enhancements built into Windows and driven by customer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, functionality, battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 features faster startup, shut down, and resumption from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; centralized peripherals administration; as well as multiple finger multitouch technology. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to evaluate the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business benefits of moving to Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and implement a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of information systems that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of affordable support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for single machines or notebooks or help you to design and carry out a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and implement a site relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual learning for an array of client programs and environments including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training provides the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including instant communication between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Available to individuals or groups of any size, virtual instruction allows the trainer to run the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed across an office or all over the country. Virtual learning utilizes powerful teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in time and wider in scope. Instructors and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for workstation reliability and performance. However, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the need to perform a clean setup on each desktop. This requires re-installing applications, backing up and restoring data, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although companies in most cases are already using 64-bit workstations, the effort required to take full advantage of this potential resource often seems too time-consuming. But because Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch install, this represents a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which is possible with little if any more effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have extensive experience planning and implementing major, efficient OS upgrades of in-place workstations and can help your organization get the most out of your IT budget by performing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can help you create an information system built around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds delivering small companies SMS Server consulting to reduce network management's workload, increase system security, boost productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police software licensing adherence, and track characteristics of software usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for better management automation and can help your business to move to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective small business security inventory service packages and enterprise security assessment packages designed to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to receive an impartial look at the quality of their security environment. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation package for small and midsize companies up to a high-level solution for corporations who need to meet security standards required by state regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and report on collected data and make recommendations for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to implement a high-availability system architecture that offers features that can include Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also help define a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery assessments and testing.
Helpdesk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of trained technical professionals offers your clients instant access to a dependable support group with years of experience providing phone support and remote access repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a positive reputation as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to fix rather than merely record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or transparently reinforce your existing Call Center. Progent can in addition help you to identify and implement the most advanced technology for building or improving your in-house Call Center.
To find out more details about Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.