During a keynote speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The new version of Windows was made available for a limited time for downloading at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the CES talk, CEO Balmer demonstrated new capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover performance, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and simplicity. In each of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer access; centralized device management; plus multiple finger multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's CEO Introduces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Company to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help your company to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help your IT organization to design and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that incorporate workstations based on Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad array of affordable support services to assist your company to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for single computers or laptops or work with your business to plan and carry out a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and implement a site move or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Virtual Learning for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual education for popular client applications and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education provides all the advantages of traditional classroom sessions, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to synchronize the availability of many students. Offered to single students or classes of any size, live online education allows the instructor to conduct the seminar from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed across an office or across the country. Live online instruction supports proven teaching aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specific topics or longer in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems individually or as a group.
64-bit Migration Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new standard for workstation dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit processing is problematic because of the need to perform a clean installation on each desktop. This entails reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data, and running 64-bit drivers. Though companies in most cases already have 64-bit workstations, the effort required to benefit fully from this untapped potential can seem excessively difficult. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, this can be a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which can be done with virtually no incremental effort. Progent's Microsoft engineers have extensive backgrounds designing and performing major, efficient OS upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your business get the most out of your IT budget by executing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change Management Automation
Progent's IT management experts can show you how to create an information network based on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server expertise to streamline IT management's workload, improve network security, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police software licensing compliance, and track patterns of application usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help you to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for better administration automation and can assist you to move to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly network security inventory bundles and security evaluation service bundles designed to give organizations of all sizes a chance to get an impartial opinion about the strength of their security profile. These packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end solution for corporations who need to comply with security standards required by state agencies or by vendors. For every security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and report on scanned information and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.
High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to implement a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network engineers who can help you utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive business continuity plan that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing.
Help Desk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of certified IT professionals gives your clients instant access to a dependable technical group with years of experience delivering telephone support and online repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Call Center a positive reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to resolve rather than simply report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can also help your company to identify and implement the most advanced solutions for building or enhancing your internal Help Desk.
To learn more information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.