In a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The new edition of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and important improvements built into Windows and inspired by market demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include speed, protection, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.
Windows 7 includes faster initialization, shut down, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer access; consolidated device management; as well as multiple finger touch-screen technology. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Previews Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help you to evaluate the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business advantages of adopting Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help your IT organization to design and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Windows 7 from a your current release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consultants offer a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and manageability of IT systems that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or merger organized to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular client applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction provides all the advantages of traditional classroom sessions, such as immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or groups of any size, virtual learning permits the instructor to conduct the class from a remote office and the students can be dispersed across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online training supports powerful teaching mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for workstation reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for most businesses the transition to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the requirement to make a clean installation on every PC. This involves re-installing programs, saving and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Although businesses typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the work needed to take full advantage of this untapped potential often seems too difficult. But since Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch install, this can be a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which requires little incremental work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing massive, efficient operating system migrations of in-place workstations and can help your business get the most out of your IT budget by executing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to create an information network based on Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering small companies SMS Server expertise to reduce network management's processes, improve network security, boost efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of software usage to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist you to make a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive management automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can deliver a selection of budget-friendly network security inventory packages and security evaluation service packages designed to give businesses of any size a chance to get an impartial look at the effectiveness of their security environment. The packages range from a low-cost external security scan and evaluation option for small and midsize companies up to a high-end package for corporations who have to meet security levels required by government agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security credentials analyze and report on collected information and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to configure a fault-tolerant network infrastructure that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network engineers who can help you utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing.
Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support team of certified technical professionals offers your clients instant access to a reliable technical group with years of background delivering phone support and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to fix rather than merely record problems. Progent offers full Help Desk outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and deploy the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your internal Call Center.
To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.