In a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation incarnation of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at select web sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer showed new features and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and driven by market feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 features faster startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier networking and file and printer sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; plus advanced multitouch technology. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Announces Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist Your Business to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to pilot the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its performance and reliability working with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of other affordable services to improve the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of information networks that include desktops based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of cost-effective support services to assist you to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote technical support for single machines or laptops or help you to design and implement a large-scale migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help you to plan for and implement an office relocation or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your business.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for a range of desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online instruction allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online office while the students can be spread throughout an office or across the the U.S. Virtual training utilizes powerful learning aids like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized topics or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and students can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for workstation reliability and performance. However, for most businesses the transition to 64-bit computing is challenging because of the need to perform a clean setup on each workstation. This involves reconfiguring applications, saving and recovering data, and running new drivers. Although companies in most cases are already using 64-bit computers, the work needed to benefit fully from this resource appears excessively difficult. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch install, this represents a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit performance, which you can do with virtually no incremental work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have in-depth backgrounds planning and implementing massive, efficient OS migrations of existing desktops and can assist your organization leverage your network dollars by executing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT administration experts can show you how to set up a computer system built on Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering small businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to streamline IT management's processes, increase network security, boost efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and track patterns of software usage to enable smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Systems Management Server for more comprehensive management automation and can assist you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can deliver a variety of budget-friendly small business network security inventory packages and enterprise network security assessment service packages created to give businesses of any size a chance to get an impartial look at the quality of their protection environment. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who have to meet security standards required by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on collected information and make suggestions for efficient remediation.
High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can help you to implement a fault-tolerant network infrastructure with features that can include Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting engineers who can help you benefit from virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you define a complete business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of certified technical experts gives your customers easy access to a dependable support group with extensive experience providing phone assistance and online repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Helpdesk a respected reputation as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk support or transparently supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can also assist your company to select and implement the most advanced technology for creating or improving your in-house Helpdesk.
For more details concerning Progent's support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.