Microsoft Windows 7 is a legacy version of Microsoft's signature operating system. In comparison to earlier releases, Windows 7 features faster initialization, shut down, and recovery from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; as well as advanced multi-touch capability. Window 7 also ushered in a major breakthrough in 64-bit workstations and provided companies an attractive opportunity to make the move to the next phase of network technology.
End of Support for Windows 7
Microsoft has placed Windows 7 on End of Support status. Consequently Microsoft will offer no technical support for any issues with Windows 7 and Microsoft no longer produces software or security fixes. Although devices powered by Windows 7 still function, End of Support can result in an expanding list of problems associated with security, regulatory compliance, operation with new releases of applications, and possibly even civil liability. If your company is now evaluating an upgrade from Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 10 or Windows 11, Progent's Windows 10 and Windows 11 experts can help you to understand the possible benefit of a modern release of Windows for your organization and can help you to design and execute a cost-effective transition to Windows 10 or 11 based on best practices.
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Business to Maintain Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to manage your Windows 7 deployment and can also show you how to assess the potential strategic advantages of adopting a current release of Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide assistance with moving to Windows 10 or upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 7 or prior versions of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of affordable services to improve the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT systems that include workstations powered by Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable services to help you to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online assistance for single computers or laptops or help you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist you to prepare for and complete a site relocation or consolidation designed to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Help Desk Services and Consulting
Progent's Standard Help Desk Services provide smaller businesses a comprehensive solution that manages all aspects of remote desktop support from initial requests through ticketing, remote desktop control, status tracking, problem resolution, and reporting. Progent offers service desk support at a significant discount off Progent's regular Level 1 desktop service rates, and Progent can provide the additional option of rapid on-demand escalation to Level 2 and Level 3 experts to handle challenging problems. For details, see Online Help Desk Services.
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to create an information network based around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is easy to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering companies of any size System Center Configuration Manager expertise to reduce IT administration's workload, increase system protection, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and track patterns of application use to enable smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist you to make a smooth migration to a current release of System Center Configuration Manager for more comprehensive management automation and can assist your business to carry out a Microsoft Windows Server 2022 migration or a Windows Server 2019 upgrade to establish an up-to-date environment for change management. For Microsoft 365 environments, Progent's consultants offer Intune consulting for advanced cloud-based management of Windows 7 computers along with mobile handhelds powered by iOS, Google Android, or Windows operating systems.
Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can provide a range of budget-friendly security inventory bundles and network security evaluation packages designed to give businesses of all sizes a chance to get an independent look at the strength of their protection profile. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation option for small businesses up to a high-level solution for enterprises who have to comply with security levels required by state agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected information and make suggestions for efficient improvements.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Preparation
Progent's consulting experts can help your company to implement a fault-tolerant system architecture with features such as Windows Server Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can help you utilize virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery assessments and testing.
Mobile Wireless Smartphone Integration and PC Synchronization
Progent's BYOD experts can assist you to incorporate smartphones into your IT network by providing solutions for synchronization between handhelds and Microsoft Windows 7 workstations and integration between mobile devices and Exchange and Microsoft SQL. Consulting available from Progent includes iPhone integration, Google Android phone and tablet integration, and Blackberry support. Progent's BlackBerry experts can assist you to plan, install, manage, and support network environments that support BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Microsoft Windows PCs.
64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for workstation reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of businesses the upgrade to 64-bit computing is challenging because of the need to perform a new setup on every PC. This entails reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data, and running 64-bit device drivers. Although companies typically are already using 64-bit hardware, the work required to benefit fully from this untapped potential can seem excessively time-consuming. But because Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, it represents a good time to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which you can do with little additional work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have extensive backgrounds designing and performing major, efficient OS upgrades of existing desktops and can help your company get the most out of your network budget by performing the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Live Online Training for Microsoft Office and Office 365 Apps
Progent offers live online training for a range of desktop apps and environments including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows 10. Virtual training offers all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, including immediate communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of many workers. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual training allows the trainer to run the class from a remote office and the students can be spread throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual training deploys powerful learning tools like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or extended in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.
To learn more information about Progent's support for Microsoft Windows 7, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.