During a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The new version of Windows was available temporarily for testing at several sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer demonstrated innovative features and important improvements built into Windows and inspired by consumer feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover performance, security, dependability, compatibility, extended battery life, and simplicity. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and wakeup from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and resource access; consolidated peripherals administration; as well as multiple finger touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Introduces Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist your company to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business advantages of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist you to plan and implement a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a range of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of information networks that incorporate desktops powered by Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of affordable support services to help your business to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote technical support for individual computers or laptops or work with your business to design and carry out a large-scale migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and implement a site relocation or consolidation designed to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for popular desktop applications and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple workers. Available to single students or classes of any size, live online training permits the trainer to conduct the class from a remote office and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the country. Virtual learning supports powerful learning tools like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new standard for desktop dependability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of businesses the upgrade to 64-bit technology is problematic due to the requirement to perform a clean setup on each workstation. This entails re-installing programs, backing up and restoring data files, and running new drivers. Although businesses in most cases already have 64-bit hardware, the effort required to take full advantage of this potential resource appears excessively time-consuming. Yet since Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch install, this can be a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which takes little if any additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have in-depth backgrounds designing and implementing massive, efficient operating system upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your business leverage your IT budget by performing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to set up a computer network built around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing small businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to reduce IT management's processes, increase network protection, improve efficiency by ensuring that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing adherence, and track patterns of application usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can help you to execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory packages and network security assessment bundles created to offer organizations of any size a chance to receive a professional look at the quality of their security profile. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-end solution for institutions who have to comply with security standards demanded by state agencies or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security credentials analyze and summarize collected information and make suggestions for efficient remediation.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progent’s consulting experts can assist your company to implement a fault-tolerant network architecture that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a complete business continuity strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery assessments and drills.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of authorized IT experts offers your customers easy access to a reliable support resource with years of experience providing phone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix rather than merely report problems. Progent can deliver full Helpdesk outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist your company to select and deploy the latest technology for building or improving your in-house Help Desk.
To find out additional details about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.