During a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of Windows 7. The next edition of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at several web sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer demonstrated new capabilities and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by market demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include speed, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and ease of use. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Windows 7 features faster initialization, shut down, and wakeup from standby; no-hassle networking and resource access; centralized device administration; as well as sophisticated multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist Your Company to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help your company to evaluate the beta version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and reliability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business advantages of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help you to design and carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of information networks that include desktops based on Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable services to assist your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for single machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a company relocation or merger organized to produce the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual education for an array of client programs and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training offers the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online education permits the trainer to run the seminar from an online office while the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the country. Live online learning deploys proven learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific topics or longer in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and students can go through problems individually or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for desktop reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit computing is challenging because of the requirement to perform a new installation on every PC. This involves reconfiguring applications, saving and restoring data, and running new drivers. Though businesses typically already have 64-bit hardware, the work required to benefit fully from these resources appears too time-consuming. But since Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, it can be a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which takes little extra work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing major, efficient operating system upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your organization get the most out of your IT dollars by performing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to create a computer network built on Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds delivering small companies Systems Management Server consulting to streamline network administration's processes, improve network security, improve productivity by making sure that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of application usage to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist your company to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for better management automation and can help your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly security inventory service bundles and security evaluation service bundles created to give businesses of any size an opportunity to get an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-end solution for institutions who need to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and report on collected data and provide suggestions for effective improvements.
Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to configure a high-availability network infrastructure with features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you develop a complete business continuity plan that incorporates scheduled disaster response evaluations and testing.
Help Desk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of authorized technical professionals offers your customers instant access to a reliable support group with extensive experience delivering telephone support and online troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Helpdesk a respected reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to fix and not merely record problems. Progent offers full Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your existing Helpdesk. Progent can also assist you to select and deploy the latest solutions for creating or enhancing your internal Help Desk.
To find out more details about Progent's support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.