During an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of Windows 7. The new incarnation of Windows was made available temporarily for testing at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, Balmer showed new features and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by market demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include speed, security, dependability, compatibility, extended battery life, and ease of use. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; no-hassle networking and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; as well as sophisticated touch-screen technology. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist your company to test the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business advantages of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and implement a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that include workstations powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for individual computers or laptops or help you to plan and implement a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation organized to cause minimal disruption of your business.
Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for an array of desktop applications and operating systems such as Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training offers all the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, including instant interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual training allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be spread across a campus or across the the U.S. Live online training utilizes proven teaching tools such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or extended in duration and broader in scope. Instructors and students can work through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for workstation dependability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the need to make a new setup on every desktop. This requires re-installing applications, backing up and restoring data files, and running new device drivers. Although businesses typically are already using 64-bit computers, the effort required to take full advantage of this resource can seem excessively time-consuming. But since Windows 7 often calls for a clean install, it represents a good time to move up to 64-bit technology, which you can do with little additional effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have extensive backgrounds designing and performing massive, efficient operating system upgrades of existing desktops and can assist your company leverage your network dollars by performing the migration to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's IT administration experts can show you how to set up a computer network based around Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server expertise to streamline network administration's processes, improve network security, improve efficiency by making sure that all application updates are current, police software licensing adherence, and track patterns of software use to enable smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist your company to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a variety of cost-effective small business network security inventory service bundles and enterprise network security assessment packages designed to offer businesses of any size a chance to receive an impartial opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. These packages vary from a low-cost external scan and assessment package for small businesses up to a high-level package for enterprises who need to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment package, consultants with top security credentials analyze and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.
High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to configure a high-availability system infrastructure that offers features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, system load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network professionals who can help you benefit from virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster response assessments and drills.
Call Center Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of trained IT professionals offers your clients easy access to a dependable support resource with years of background delivering telephone assistance and remote access repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a positive reputation as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve and not simply report problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk support or seamlessly supplement your existing Helpdesk. Progent can also assist you to select and implement the most advanced technology for building or improving your internal Help Desk.
To learn more information concerning Progent's support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.