In a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The beta edition of Windows was made available for a limited time for assessment at several sites. During the presentation, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative features and important enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by customer demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include performance, security, reliability, functionality, battery life, and ease of use. In all of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; centralized peripherals administration; plus sophisticated touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's CEO Previews Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help You to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist your company to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its performance and reliability working with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help you to plan and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a range of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT networks that incorporate desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective services to assist you to deploy, configure, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual machines or laptops or work with you to design and implement a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to plan for and complete an office move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Training for Desktop Applications
Progent offers online virtual education for a range of client programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education offers the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online learning allows the trainer to conduct the class from a remote office while the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Virtual training utilizes powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Consulting 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 transition to 64-bit computing is challenging due to the requirement to perform a new installation on each desktop. This entails re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Though businesses usually are already using 64-bit computers, the work needed to take full advantage of this potential resource can seem excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, it represents a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit performance, which is possible with little if any additional work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and implementing massive, minimally disruptive OS migrations of existing workstations and can assist your business get the most out of your network budget by making the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network administration experts can help you set up a computer system built around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience providing small companies Microsoft SMS Server consulting to streamline IT administration's processes, increase network protection, improve efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are current, police licensing adherence, and track characteristics of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to execute a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server for more comprehensive management automation and can help your business to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective network security inventory service bundles and enterprise security assessment packages created to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get a professional opinion about the strength of their protection environment. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small companies up to a high-level package for corporations who need to meet security levels required by government agencies or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with top security credentials evaluate and report on collected information and make recommendations for efficient remediation.
Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to implement a high-availability system architecture with features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting professionals who can show you how to utilize virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also help you define a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that incorporates periodic disaster response assessments and drills.
Help Desk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of certified technical professionals gives your customers easy access to a reliable technical resource with years of background delivering telephone assistance and online troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a respected image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than simply record problems. Progent can deliver full Help Desk support or seamlessly supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and deploy the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your in-house Call Center.
To find out more information about Progent's consulting support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.