In a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next incarnation of Windows was available for a limited time for evaluation at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and important improvements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by market demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, security, dependability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 features faster initialization, power off, and wakeup from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; consolidated device management; plus multiple finger touch-screen support. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Introduces Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Evaluation Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist your company to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to design and carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a range of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT systems that include desktops based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a company move or merger designed to produce minimal disruption of your business.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual instruction for a range of client programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction offers all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, including instant interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the schedules of many students. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online learning allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from an online facility while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual learning deploys powerful learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can go through examples individually or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new standard for desktop dependability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is problematic due to the need to perform a new setup on every workstation. This involves re-installing applications, saving and restoring data, and running new drivers. Although companies usually are already using 64-bit computers, the effort required to take full advantage of this untapped potential appears too difficult. Yet because Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch install, this represents a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit performance, which takes little additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have in-depth experience designing and implementing massive, efficient OS migrations of in-place workstations and can help your company get the most out of your IT dollars by performing the migration to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can help you create a computer network based on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds providing small companies Systems Management Server consulting to reduce IT administration's workload, improve network protection, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and track patterns of application usage to allow smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist your company to carry out a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for better administration automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory service bundles and security evaluation bundles designed to offer organizations of any size a chance to receive an independent opinion about the effectiveness of their protection profile. These packages range from a low-cost external security scan and assessment package for small and midsize companies up to a high-end package for corporations who have to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and make recommendations for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to configure a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also help you develop a complete disaster recovery plan that incorporates scheduled disaster response evaluations and drills.
Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of certified IT professionals offers your clients instant access to a reliable support resource with years of experience providing telephone support and remote access repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Helpdesk a positive image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to resolve and not merely record problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Call Center. Progent can in addition assist you to select and deploy the latest technology for creating or enhancing your internal Call Center.
To learn additional details concerning Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.