In a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The new version of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key improvements built into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, security, dependability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant advantages.
Windows 7 includes faster initialization, shut down, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer access; centralized peripherals management; as well as sophisticated multitouch support. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's CEO Announces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Assess Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to design and carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.
Progent's consulting experts offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks that include workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad array of affordable services to help your business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual computers or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete an office move or consolidation organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual training for popular client applications and operating systems including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training provides all the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, live online training allows the trainer to run the seminar from an online office while the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the country. Virtual education utilizes proven learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems individually or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for desktop dependability and performance. However, for most organizations the upgrade to 64-bit processing is problematic due to the requirement to make a clean installation on each workstation. This requires re-installing applications, backing up and restoring data, and running new device drivers. Though companies usually already have 64-bit hardware, the effort needed to take full advantage of this resource appears excessively time-consuming. But because Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, it represents a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which is possible with little or no extra work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing massive, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place workstations and can help your company leverage your IT dollars by making the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to create a computer network built on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds delivering small companies SMS Server consulting to streamline IT administration's processes, increase network security, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of software use to enable smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help your company to execute a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can help your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective small business network security inventory bundles and enterprise security evaluation packages designed to offer organizations of any size a chance to receive an objective look at the quality of their protection profile. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end package for institutions who need to meet security standards demanded by government agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and report on collected data and provide suggestions for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to implement a high-availability system infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network engineers who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also help develop a complete business continuity strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and drills.
Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of trained technical professionals gives your clients instant access to a reliable support group with extensive background providing phone support and online troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a respected image as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or transparently reinforce your existing Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist your company to select and deploy the latest technology for creating or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.
To find out additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.