In a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The new incarnation of Windows was made offered for a limited time for downloading at select web sites. During the CES talk, Balmer showed new capabilities and important enhancements built into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.
Windows 7 features faster startup, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized peripherals administration; as well as sophisticated touch-screen support. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Availability of Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Business to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the beta edition of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its speed and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help you to plan and carry out a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks that incorporate desktops based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective support services to help you to install, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online assistance for single machines or laptops or help you to design and implement a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete an office relocation or merger organized to cause minimal disruption of your business.
Live Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of client programs and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning provides the benefits of traditional 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 availability of multiple students. Available to individuals or groups of any size, live online instruction permits the teacher to conduct the class from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed across a campus or across the country. Live online training utilizes proven learning aids such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can work through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Migration Consulting for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for workstation dependability and performance. However, for most businesses the migration to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the need to make a new setup on every workstation. This entails re-installing programs, saving and restoring data files, and running 64-bit device drivers. Though companies in most cases already have 64-bit workstations, the work needed to benefit fully from this resource can seem excessively time-consuming. Yet since Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch install, this can be a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit performance, which takes virtually no additional work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have extensive backgrounds designing and performing major, efficient OS upgrades of in-place desktops and can help your business get the most out of your network dollars by making the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Progent's network administration professionals can help you create a computer system based on Windows 7 PCs that is easy to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience providing small companies Systems Management Server consulting to streamline network management's processes, increase network security, boost efficiency by making sure that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing adherence, and track patterns of application use to allow smarter purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can help you to carry out a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Systems Management Server 2003 for better administration automation and can help your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a selection of cost-effective security inventory service packages and security evaluation packages designed to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an objective opinion about the quality of their protection profile. These packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who have to meet security standards demanded by government agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize collected data and provide suggestions for effective remediation.
Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progent’s consulting experts can help your company to configure a fault-tolerant network infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network engineers who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also help you develop a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of certified IT professionals offers your customers easy access to a dependable technical group with years of experience providing telephone support and remote access repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a respected image as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to resolve and not simply record problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can also help you to select and implement the most advanced solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Call Center.
To learn more information about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.