Windows 7 is a legacy version of Microsoft's flagship desktop OS. In comparison to earlier releases, Windows 7 offers faster initialization, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; plus innovative touch-screen support. Microsoft Windows 7 also ushered in a new era in 64-bit client computers and provided companies an attractive occasion to make the move to the new generation of information technology.
End of Support for Windows 7
Microsoft has put Windows 7 on End of Support status. This means that Microsoft will offer no technical assistance for any problems you encounter with Windows 7 and no longer produces software or security patches. Although devices running Windows 7 still function, End of Support can result in an expanding list of undesirable issues associated with cybersecurity, compliance, compatibility with new versions of apps, and even liability. If your company is now evaluating a migration from Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 10 or 11, Progent's Windows 10 and Windows 11 experts can assist you to understand the potential advantages of a modern version of Windows for your business and can assist you to plan and carry out a cost-effective migration to Windows 10 or Windows 11 that follows leading practices.
How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Manage Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to maintain your Windows 7 deployment and can also help you to evaluate the likely strategic value of moving to a current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent offers help with migrating to Windows 10 or upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 7 or prior releases of Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a range of low-cost services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that include desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of cost-effective support services to help your company to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online technical support for single computers or laptops or help your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and implement a company relocation or merger organized to produce minimal interruption to your productivity.
Help Desk Support and Consulting
Progent's Standard Help Desk Services offer smaller organizations an end-to-end solution that handles all facets of remote desktop support from initial requests through trouble ticket generation, remote desktop control, status tracking, problem solving, and management reports. Progent offers service desk support at a substantial discount from Progent's normal desktop service rates, and Progent can provide the option of rapid on-demand escalation to Level 2 and Level 3 experts to handle complex problems. For details, see Help Desk Services.
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to set up an information network based around Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing businesses of all sizes Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager expertise to streamline IT administration's processes, improve network protection, improve efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and track characteristics of software usage to allow smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist you to make a smooth upgrade to a current version of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager for better administration automation and can assist you to plan and implement a Windows Server 2022 migration or a Windows Server 2019 upgrade to create an up-to-date environment for configuration management. For Microsoft 365 users, Progent offer Microsoft Intune consulting support for centralized cloud-based management of Windows 7 PCs along with mobile handhelds powered by Apple iOS, Android, or Windows.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a variety of cost-effective network security inventory packages and security evaluation service bundles created to give organizations of any size an opportunity to receive an impartial opinion about the effectiveness of their protection profile. These packages vary from an a low-cost external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level solution for enterprises who have to meet security levels demanded by state agencies or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize collected data and provide suggestions for efficient improvements.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Preparation
Progent's consulting professionals can help your company to configure a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can help you benefit from virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also show you how to develop a complete business continuity plan that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills.
Mobile Wireless Smartphone Integration and PC Synchronization
Progent's BYOD specialists can show you how to integrate smartphones and tablets into your business network by delivering expertise in data synchronization between handhelds and Windows 7 PCs and integration between pocket computers and Exchange and SQL Server. Consulting available from Progent includes iPhone integration, Google Android phone integration, and RIM Blackberry troubleshooting. Progent's RIM BlackBerry experts can show you how to plan, install, administer, and support information environments that combine BlackBerry BES Server and Windows 7 PCs.
64-bit Migration Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for workstation dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the requirement to perform a new setup on every workstation. This involves reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Although companies usually are already using 64-bit hardware, the effort required to take full advantage of this untapped potential often seems excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, it represents a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit reliability and performance, which requires little or no incremental effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and implementing major, efficient OS migrations of in-place workstations and can assist your business leverage your IT dollars by making the migration to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Online Education for Microsoft Office and Office 365 Applications
Progent provides online instruction for popular desktop apps and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows 10. Virtual education offers the benefits of conventional in-person seminars, such as instant interaction between clients and trainers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, live online training permits the teacher to conduct the class from a remote office while the students can be spread across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual instruction utilizes proven learning aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.
To find out more details concerning Progent's support services for Windows 7, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.