During a presentation at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation incarnation of Windows was available for a limited time for assessment at several web sites. During the CES talk, CEO Balmer showed new capabilities and key improvements incorporated into the new OS and driven by customer feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include speed, protection, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier LAN configuration and resource access; consolidated peripherals management; plus multiple finger multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's CEO Announces Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help you to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its speed and reliability working with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business advantages of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and execute a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consultants offer a range of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information systems that include workstations powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable support services to assist your company to deploy, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for single computers or laptops or work with you to plan and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist your company to prepare for and complete a company relocation or consolidation organized to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for an array of desktop applications and operating systems such as Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including immediate interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to accommodate the availability of multiple students. Available to single students or classes of all sizes, live online instruction allows the teacher to conduct the class from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Live online learning utilizes powerful learning aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for desktop dependability and capacity. However, for most organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the requirement to perform a clean installation on each PC. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and recovering data, and installing new drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit PCs, the effort required to take full advantage of these resources can seem too time-consuming. But since Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, it represents a good time to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which can be done with little or no additional work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have extensive backgrounds designing and performing massive, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of in-place workstations and can assist your business leverage your IT dollars by executing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Progent's network administration experts can help you set up a computer network based on Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server expertise to streamline network management's workload, improve system security, boost efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and track characteristics of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help your company to execute a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for more comprehensive management automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of cost-effective network security inventory bundles and network security assessment bundles designed to give organizations of all sizes an opportunity to receive a professional look at the effectiveness of their security profile. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-end solution for enterprises who have to meet security standards demanded by state agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security credentials analyze and summarize collected data and make recommendations for effective improvements.
Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant network architecture with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting engineers who can help you benefit from virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you develop a complete disaster recovery strategy that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Help Desk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support team of trained technical experts gives your clients convenient access to a dependable support resource with extensive background providing phone support and remote access repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Helpdesk a positive image as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to resolve and not merely record problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center support or seamlessly supplement your existing Call Center. Progent can also assist your company to select and deploy the most advanced technology for building or enhancing your internal Call Center.
For additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.