During a talk at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system. The new version of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at several sites. During the presentation, Balmer demonstrated new capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and driven by consumer feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, security, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and recovery from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer sharing; centralized device management; as well as sophisticated touch-screen technology. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Previews Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its performance and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and implement a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consultants offer a variety of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and manageability of information networks that incorporate desktops based on Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of affordable services to assist your business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for individual computers or laptops or help your business to design and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement an office relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for popular desktop applications and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual learning allows the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility and the students can be spread across an office or across the country. Live online instruction utilizes powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit computing is problematic because of the need to perform a new installation on every desktop. This involves reconfiguring applications, saving and restoring data files, and running new device drivers. Though companies in most cases already have 64-bit PCs, the effort needed to benefit fully from this untapped potential often seems too difficult. But since Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, this can be a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit technology, which takes virtually no extra work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing massive, minimally disruptive OS migrations of in-place desktops and can help your company get the most out of your IT budget by executing the transition to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can help you create an information system based around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience providing small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server expertise to streamline IT management's processes, increase network protection, boost efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to make a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive management automation and can assist you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business network security inventory packages and enterprise network security assessment bundles created to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get a professional look at the strength of their protection profile. These packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for corporations who need to comply with security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and report on scanned data and make suggestions for efficient remediation.
High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to implement a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also help develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and drills.
Help Desk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of authorized IT experts offers your clients convenient access to a dependable support resource with extensive experience providing telephone support and online troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on giving the Help Desk a positive image as a solid contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver full Help Desk outsourcing or transparently reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist you to identify and deploy the most advanced technology for building or improving your in-house Helpdesk.
For additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.