In a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The new edition of Windows was made available temporarily for assessment at several Microsoft sites. During the address, CEO Balmer showed innovative capabilities and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and driven by customer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include performance, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker initialization, shut down, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and resource sharing; consolidated device management; plus multiple finger touch-screen technology. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Announces Availability of Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help You to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help your company to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and implement a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective support services to help your business to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single machines or laptops or work with you to design and implement a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and implement a site relocation or merger designed to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for a range of client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online instruction offers the advantages of traditional classroom sessions, such as instant communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online instruction allows the trainer to conduct the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual learning supports proven teaching aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Migration Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for workstation dependability and capacity. However, for most organizations the migration to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the need to perform a clean setup on every PC. This entails reconfiguring programs, backing up and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Though companies usually are already using 64-bit workstations, the work required to benefit fully from this untapped potential often seems excessively difficult. But since Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch install, it can be a great time to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which you can do with little or no additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have in-depth backgrounds planning and implementing major, efficient operating system migrations of existing workstations and can help your organization get the most out of your IT dollars by performing the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can help you set up an information network built on Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience providing small companies Systems Management Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT administration's processes, increase network security, boost productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, police licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of software use to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help you to execute a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive management automation and can help you to move to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can deliver a variety of cost-effective security inventory service packages and enterprise security assessment service bundles created to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to get an impartial look at the quality of their security environment. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation package for small companies up to a high-end solution for enterprises who need to meet security standards required by government agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and make recommendations for effective remediation.
Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to configure a high-availability system infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can help you utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a complete disaster recovery plan that incorporates periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Help Desk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of authorized IT experts gives your customers convenient access to a dependable technical resource with years of background delivering telephone assistance and online repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a positive reputation as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to fix rather than merely report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Help Desk outsourcing or transparently reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and implement the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your internal Helpdesk.
To find out more information concerning Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.