In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of Windows 7. The next generation edition of Windows was available for a limited time for testing at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the presentation, CEO Balmer demonstrated new features and key enhancements built into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, protection, dependability, functionality, extended battery life, and ease of use. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 features quicker initialization, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer access; consolidated device administration; plus multiple finger multitouch technology. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Introduces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist you to evaluate the beta version of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business value of adopting Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help your IT organization to design and implement a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks that include workstations based on Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single machines or laptops or work with you to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Programs
Progent offers online virtual training for an array of client programs and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training offers all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple workers. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, live online instruction permits the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual education deploys proven learning mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific subjects or extended in time and wider in scope. Instructors and students can work through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Upgrade Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the requirement to make a new installation on every workstation. This entails reconfiguring applications, backing up and recovering data files, and running new drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit workstations, the effort required to benefit fully from this potential resource appears too time-consuming. But since Microsoft Windows 7 usually requires a from-scratch installation, this represents a great time to move up to 64-bit technology, which takes little if any additional effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have extensive backgrounds planning and performing major, efficient OS migrations of in-place workstations and can help your organization get the most out of your network budget by making the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Update Management Automation
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to set up an information network built around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive experience providing small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to reduce IT management's processes, improve system protection, boost efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, enforce software licensing compliance, and track characteristics of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help you to carry out a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for better management automation and can help you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective security inventory service packages and enterprise network security evaluation service bundles designed to offer organizations of all sizes a chance to get an objective look at the quality of their security profile. These packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment package for small and midsize companies up to a high-level solution for institutions who have to meet security standards demanded by state agencies or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and summarize collected information and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.
High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to implement a high-availability system infrastructure with features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to define a comprehensive business continuity strategy that includes periodic disaster recovery preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support team of certified IT professionals offers your customers convenient access to a reliable technical group with years of background providing telephone assistance and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a positive reputation as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to fix rather than merely record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or seamlessly reinforce your current Call Center. Progent can in addition help you to select and implement the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.
To learn more details about Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.