In a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta edition of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the presentation, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and important improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by customer feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include speed, protection, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker startup, shut down, and resumption from standby; easier networking and resource access; centralized peripherals management; plus sophisticated multitouch support. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Introduces Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help You to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help you to evaluate the pre-release edition of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its speed and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business value of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist you to plan and execute a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that include workstations powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of affordable consulting and support services to help your company to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for single machines or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement an office move or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual learning for a range of client applications and environments such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of any size, virtual training permits the instructor to run the seminar from a remote office while the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual training utilizes proven learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Instructors and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Migration Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for workstation dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit computing is challenging due to the need to make a new setup on every PC. This involves re-installing programs, saving and restoring data, and installing new device drivers. Though businesses usually already have 64-bit computers, the work required to take full advantage of these resources appears too difficult. But because Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch install, it can be a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which you can do with little incremental effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have extensive backgrounds designing and implementing massive, minimally disruptive OS migrations of existing desktops and can help your company leverage your IT dollars by performing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Update Management Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to set up a computer system built around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small companies Systems Management Server consulting to streamline network management's workload, improve system protection, improve productivity by ensuring that all patches and updates are current, enforce licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of software use to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help your company to carry out a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for better management automation and can help your business to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a selection of cost-effective small business network security inventory packages and security evaluation packages designed to give businesses of all sizes a chance to get an impartial look at the strength of their security profile. These packages range from a low-cost external security scan and assessment package for small companies up to a high-level solution for enterprises who need to comply with security levels demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with top security accreditations analyze and report on collected information and provide recommendations for effective remediation.
Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to implement a fault-tolerant system infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can help you utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive business continuity strategy that includes scheduled disaster response evaluations and drills.
Call Center Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of trained technical professionals offers your clients convenient access to a reliable technical group with extensive background delivering phone assistance and online troubleshooting 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 company performance. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent can deliver full Call Center outsourcing or transparently reinforce your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and deploy the most advanced technology for creating or improving your internal Call Center.
For more information concerning Progent's support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.