During a talk at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The next version of Windows was made offered temporarily for evaluation at several sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and important improvements built into Windows and driven by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, security, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 features faster startup, shut down, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer access; consolidated peripherals management; plus sophisticated multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Previews Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help You to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help you to evaluate the beta edition of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help you to design and implement a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a range of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of information systems that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online assistance for single computers or laptops or work with your business to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual learning for a range of desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction offers all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many workers. Available to individuals or classes of any size, virtual training allows the trainer to conduct the class from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Live online learning deploys proven learning aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for desktop dependability and capacity. However, for most organizations the transition to 64-bit processing is problematic due to the need to make a clean setup on every PC. This involves reconfiguring applications, backing up and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Although companies in most cases are already using 64-bit PCs, the work needed to take full advantage of these resources often seems too time-consuming. But since Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, it can be a great time to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which requires little or no additional work. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have extensive backgrounds designing and performing massive, efficient OS migrations of in-place workstations and can help your organization get the most out of your IT budget by executing the transition to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to create an information system built on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small and midsize businesses Systems Management Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT administration's workload, improve network security, improve productivity by ensuring that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing adherence, and track patterns of software usage to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to execute a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can help you to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can deliver a selection of cost-effective small business security inventory packages and security evaluation service bundles created to offer businesses of any size a chance to get a professional opinion about the quality of their security profile. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation package for small companies up to a high-level package for enterprises who have to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with high-level security accreditations evaluate and summarize collected data and make recommendations for effective remediation.
Fault-tolerant System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to configure a high-availability network infrastructure with features that can include Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can help you benefit from virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also help create a complete disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and drills.
Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of authorized technical professionals gives your clients easy access to a dependable support group with extensive experience delivering phone assistance and remote access repair for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on earning the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Help Desk outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Call Center. Progent can also help your company to select and deploy the most advanced technology for creating or improving your internal Call Center.
For additional details about Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.