In a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of Windows 7. The next generation edition of Windows was made available temporarily for evaluation at select web sites. During the address, Balmer showed new features and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by consumer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and wakeup from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource sharing; centralized device administration; plus sophisticated multitouch support. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Company to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist your company to evaluate the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its performance and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help your IT organization to design and execute a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other affordable services to improve the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of affordable consulting and support services to assist your company to install, integrate, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and implement a site move or consolidation designed to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.
Live Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual learning for a range of desktop applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, such as immediate communication between clients and teachers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual learning allows the teacher to conduct the class from an online office and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the country. Virtual education deploys powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized topics or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for workstation reliability and performance. However, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the requirement to make a new installation on each PC. This involves re-installing programs, backing up and restoring data, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although companies in most cases already have 64-bit computers, the effort required to benefit fully from this resource often seems excessively difficult. But since Microsoft Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch install, it can be a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which requires little if any additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have in-depth experience planning and performing major, minimally disruptive OS upgrades of existing desktops and can assist your company get the most out of your IT budget by making the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can show you how to set up a computer system based on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small and midsize businesses SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce network administration's processes, improve network protection, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and track characteristics of software usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist you to make a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server 2003 for better administration automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly network security inventory packages and enterprise security evaluation service bundles created to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to get a professional opinion about the quality of their protection profile. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level package for enterprises who need to meet security levels demanded by state agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and report on collected information and make suggestions for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progent’s consulting professionals can help your company to configure a high-availability system architecture with features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting professionals who can help you utilize virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also show you how to create a complete business continuity strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of authorized IT experts gives your clients convenient access to a reliable support resource with years of experience providing telephone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a positive reputation as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than merely report problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the most advanced technology for building or improving your internal Call Center.
To learn more information concerning Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.