In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation version of Windows was available temporarily for downloading at several sites. In the course of the CES talk, CEO Balmer showed new capabilities and key enhancements built into the new OS and inspired by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include speed, security, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and resource access; centralized peripherals management; as well as multiple finger touch-screen technology. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Assist You to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to test the beta edition of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business advantages of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous release of Windows.
Progent's consultants offer a range of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks that include workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of affordable support services to assist you to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual computers or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, database servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and implement a company relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual education for a range of client applications and environments such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training offers the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, including immediate interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online instruction permits the trainer to run the class from an online office and the clients can be spread throughout an office or across the the U.S. Live online education utilizes proven teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Teachers and clients can work through examples one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for workstation dependability and capacity. Unfortunately, for most businesses the migration to 64-bit computing is challenging because of the requirement to perform a new installation on every workstation. This entails reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data, and running 64-bit drivers. Although companies typically already have 64-bit PCs, the work needed to take full advantage of these resources appears excessively time-consuming. But because Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a clean install, it can be a great time to move up to 64-bit performance, which can be done with little additional effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing major, efficient OS migrations of existing desktops and can assist your company leverage your IT dollars by making the transition to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Update Management Automation
Progent's network management experts can help you create a computer system based around Windows 7 PCs that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT management's workload, improve system protection, improve efficiency by making sure that all application updates are current, police software licensing compliance, and track characteristics of software usage to allow smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist you to make a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive administration automation and can assist you to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a selection of budget-friendly network security inventory packages and network security assessment bundles designed to give businesses of any size an opportunity to receive a professional opinion about the strength of their protection profile. These packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize companies up to a high-end solution for corporations who need to meet security levels demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment package, consultants with top security credentials analyze and summarize scanned data and make suggestions for efficient remediation.
Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to configure a fault-tolerant network infrastructure that offers features that can include Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to create a complete disaster recovery plan that incorporates periodic disaster recovery assessments and testing.
Call Center Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of authorized technical experts gives your customers convenient access to a dependable support group with years of experience delivering telephone support and online repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Help Desk a positive image as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to resolve and not simply record problems. Progent can deliver full Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your existing Call Center. Progent can also assist your company to select and deploy the most advanced solutions for building or enhancing your in-house Help Desk.
To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.