During a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation version of Windows was offered for a limited time for testing at several Microsoft sites. During the CES talk, CEO Balmer showed new capabilities and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by market feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, security, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and resumption from standby; easier networking and file and printer sharing; centralized device administration; as well as sophisticated multitouch technology. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help your company to test the beta version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help you to plan and execute a non-disruptive migration to Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist you to install, configure, repair, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a company move or consolidation organized to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for an array of desktop applications and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training offers all the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or groups of any size, live online training permits the teacher to run the seminar from an online facility while the students can be spread across an office or all over the country. Virtual learning utilizes proven teaching mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can work through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new standard for desktop reliability and performance. However, for the majority of businesses the transition to 64-bit computing is problematic because of the need to perform a clean installation on every PC. This entails reconfiguring programs, saving and recovering data files, and running new device drivers. Though businesses typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the work required to benefit fully from this resource can seem too time-consuming. Yet since Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, it can be a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which you can do with little if any additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have in-depth backgrounds designing and implementing massive, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of in-place desktops and can assist your business leverage your network budget by executing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's network management experts can help you create a computer network based on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing small and midsize businesses SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT management's workload, increase network protection, improve efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are current, police licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist you to carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server for more complete administration automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a selection of cost-effective security inventory service packages and enterprise network security assessment service bundles created to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an independent opinion about the quality of their protection environment. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-end package for corporations who need to meet security standards demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned information and provide suggestions for effective improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to implement a fault-tolerant system architecture with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also help you define a complete disaster recovery plan that incorporates periodic disaster recovery preparedness audits and testing.
Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support team of trained technical professionals gives your clients easy access to a dependable support resource with extensive experience delivering telephone assistance and online repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Help Desk a positive image as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Helpdesk support or transparently supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist your company to select and deploy the most advanced technology for building or enhancing your internal Help Desk.
To learn more information concerning Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.