In a keynote speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of Windows 7. The beta version of Windows was available temporarily for downloading at several web sites. During the address, Balmer demonstrated innovative features and important improvements built into the new OS and inspired by consumer feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, security, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and wakeup from standby; easier LAN configuration and resource access; consolidated peripherals administration; plus advanced multitouch support. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's CEO Previews Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help your company to pilot the pre-release edition of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business advantages of adopting 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 previous version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks that include workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you to deploy, integrate, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to design and implement a large-scale migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, database servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and complete an office relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible interruption to your business.
Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual learning for an array of client applications and operating systems such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual learning offers the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of many students. Available to individuals or classes of any size, virtual instruction allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility and the clients can be spread across an office or all over the the U.S. Live online training deploys proven learning aids like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific topics or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for desktop reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the need to make a new setup on each PC. This involves reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Although companies in most cases already have 64-bit computers, the effort needed to benefit fully from these resources appears excessively difficult. Yet since Microsoft Windows 7 usually requires a from-scratch install, this can be a good time to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which requires little extra work. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have extensive backgrounds designing and implementing massive, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of existing workstations and can help your organization get the most out of your IT dollars by making the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to create an information network built around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing small businesses Systems Management Server 2003 consulting to reduce network management's processes, increase network security, boost efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, police software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist you to carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server for more complete management automation and can assist your business to move to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory bundles and security assessment packages created to offer organizations of any size a chance to get a professional opinion about the strength of their protection environment. These packages range from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end package for institutions who have to comply with security levels required by state agencies or by customers. For every security assessment package, consultants with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize collected data and make suggestions for effective improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to configure a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting professionals who can show you how to utilize virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also help you define a complete disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery assessments and testing.
Call Center Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of authorized technical professionals gives your clients easy access to a reliable technical group with years of experience delivering phone assistance and online repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a positive reputation as a solid contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent offers full Help Desk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Call Center. Progent can in addition help you to select and implement the latest solutions for building or improving your in-house Help Desk.
To find out additional information about Progent's support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.