During a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 OS. The next generation version of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at several web sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer showed new capabilities and important enhancements built into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and ease of use. In each of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster initialization, shut down, and recovery from sleep mode; easier networking and resource access; centralized device management; as well as sophisticated touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Engineers Can Help You to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist your company to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to determine its speed and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist you to design and implement a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older release of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that include desktops based on Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable support services to help your business to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for single machines or laptops or work with you to design and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a site relocation or consolidation designed to produce the least possible disruption of your business.
Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual instruction for popular client applications and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training provides the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant communication between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of any size, live online learning permits the teacher to run the seminar from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Live online learning utilizes powerful learning mechanisms like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Support for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and capacity. However, for the majority of businesses the upgrade to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the need to make a clean setup on every PC. This entails re-installing programs, saving and restoring data, and installing new device drivers. Although businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit workstations, the effort required to take full advantage of these resources often seems excessively difficult. Yet since Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch installation, it represents a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit technology, which you can do with little extra work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have extensive backgrounds planning and implementing massive, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of existing workstations and can help your company get the most out of your network budget by executing the transition to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to create a computer network built around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds delivering small businesses Systems Management Server consulting to streamline network management's processes, improve system security, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, enforce licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of software usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help you to make a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for more comprehensive administration automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a variety of budget-friendly small business network security inventory bundles and network security assessment service bundles created to offer businesses of any size a chance to receive an impartial opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end package for enterprises who have to meet security standards demanded by state agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security credentials analyze and summarize collected data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.
High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to configure a high-availability system infrastructure that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can help you benefit from virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a complete business continuity strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery evaluations and testing.
Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of trained IT experts offers your customers convenient access to a reliable support resource with years of background providing telephone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a positive image as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to resolve and not merely report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Call Center support or seamlessly supplement your current Call Center. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the latest solutions for building or improving your in-house Call Center.
For more information about Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.