In a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of Windows 7. The new incarnation of Windows was made available for a limited time for downloading at select web sites. In the course of the CES talk, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key improvements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by market feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include speed, protection, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In each of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer access; centralized peripherals administration; as well as multiple finger multitouch support. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Announces Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Assess Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist you to test the beta edition of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other affordable services to improve the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of information systems that include desktops powered by Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of cost-effective services to assist your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote help for individual computers or notebooks or help your business to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with other Microsoft applications, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and implement a site move or consolidation designed to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.
Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual instruction for an array of client applications and environments including Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers all the advantages of conventional classroom sessions, including instant communication between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual training allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Virtual learning utilizes proven learning tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specific topics or extended in time and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Upgrade Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new standard for workstation reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for most businesses the transition to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the need to perform a clean installation on every PC. This entails re-installing programs, backing up and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Though companies usually already have 64-bit hardware, the work needed to benefit fully from this potential resource can seem too difficult. Yet since Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, it can be a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which takes little if any incremental work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds planning and performing major, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place workstations and can assist your organization leverage your network dollars by executing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Change Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can help you set up an information system based on Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds providing small businesses Microsoft SMS Server expertise to reduce network administration's processes, increase network protection, boost productivity by ensuring that all application updates are installed, enforce licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can help you to make a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for more complete administration automation and can help you to move to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective security inventory service packages and network security evaluation service packages designed to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an impartial opinion about the strength of their security environment. These packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level package for institutions who have to meet security levels required by state agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and report on scanned information and provide recommendations for effective improvements.
Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can help you to implement a high-availability system architecture with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can help you benefit from virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a complete business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and drills.
Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of certified IT experts gives your customers easy access to a reliable support resource with years of background delivering phone support and remote access repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on earning the Help Desk a positive reputation as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to fix rather than simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist you to identify and deploy the latest solutions for building or improving your in-house Help Desk.
To find out more details concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.