During a talk at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of Windows 7. The next generation version of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at select web sites. During the presentation, Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key enhancements built into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include speed, security, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster initialization, power off, and recovery from standby; easier networking and resource sharing; centralized device administration; as well as advanced multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist you to test the beta edition of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can help you to design and implement a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a range of other affordable support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks that incorporate workstations powered by Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of cost-effective services to help your company to install, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual machines or laptops or help your business to design and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist your company to prepare for and implement a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Learning for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual learning for an array of client programs and operating systems including Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online education offers all the benefits of conventional in-person seminars, such as instant interaction between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of many workers. Available to single students or groups of any size, live online instruction permits the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility while the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Live online training supports powerful teaching aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Help for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and performance. However, for the majority of businesses the upgrade to 64-bit technology is problematic because of the requirement to perform a new setup on each workstation. This requires re-installing applications, saving and restoring data files, and installing new drivers. Though businesses usually already have 64-bit PCs, the effort needed to take full advantage of these resources appears too time-consuming. But because Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, this represents a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit technology, which requires little if any more effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have extensive experience planning and implementing massive, minimally disruptive OS migrations of existing desktops and can assist your company get the most out of your network dollars by executing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change Management Automation
Progent's network administration experts can show you how to create an information system built around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds providing small businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to streamline IT management's workload, increase system protection, boost productivity by making sure that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help your company to execute a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for better management automation and can help you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly security inventory service packages and enterprise security assessment bundles designed to give organizations of all sizes a chance to get an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. These packages range from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment option for small and midsize companies up to a high-end package for enterprises who need to comply with security levels required by state agencies or by vendors. For every security assessment package, consultants with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and provide suggestions for effective remediation.
High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to implement a high-availability system infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates periodic disaster response evaluations and testing.
Help Desk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support team of authorized IT experts offers your clients instant access to a reliable support resource with extensive background delivering phone assistance and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Help Desk a respected image as a solid contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to resolve and not simply report problems. Progent can deliver full Helpdesk outsourcing or transparently supplement your existing Help Desk. Progent can also assist your company to identify and implement the most advanced solutions for building or enhancing your in-house Help Desk.
To find out additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.