During a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of Windows 7. The new incarnation of Windows was made available for a limited time for testing at several web sites. During the presentation, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include speed, protection, reliability, compatibility, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and recovery from standby; easier networking and file and printer sharing; centralized peripherals management; plus advanced touch-screen support. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Announces Availability of Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Company to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the pre-release edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its speed and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and implement a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Windows.
Progent's consultants offer a range of other affordable support options to improve the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that incorporate desktops powered by Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of affordable support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for individual machines or laptops or help your business to design and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, software from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to assist you to prepare for and complete a company move or merger organized to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent provides live virtual education for an array of desktop applications and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training provides the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual training allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual education supports proven teaching mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in scope. Instructors and students can work through problems individually or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for desktop dependability and performance. However, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit computing is problematic due to the need to make a clean installation on each PC. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Although companies usually already have 64-bit hardware, the work required to take full advantage of these resources often seems excessively time-consuming. But because Windows 7 often requires a clean install, it represents a good time to upgrade to 64-bit reliability and performance, which can be done with virtually no additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have in-depth experience designing and performing massive, minimally disruptive OS upgrades of existing workstations and can help your business get the most out of your IT budget by making the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.
Progent's IT management professionals can help you create a computer system built around Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds providing small companies Systems Management Server expertise to streamline IT administration's processes, improve network protection, improve productivity by ensuring that all application updates are installed, police software licensing compliance, and track patterns of application usage to enable smarter purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist you to make a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can assist you to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly network security inventory packages and network security evaluation packages created to give businesses of all sizes an opportunity to receive an impartial look at the strength of their protection environment. The packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level solution for corporations who need to comply with security standards demanded by government agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, consultants with top security credentials analyze and report on scanned information and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to configure a fault-tolerant system infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a complete disaster recovery plan that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills.
Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of trained technical experts offers your clients easy access to a dependable technical resource with extensive experience providing phone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Call Center a respected image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to resolve rather than simply report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist your company to select and deploy the most advanced solutions for creating or improving your internal Helpdesk.
For additional information about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.