During a presentation at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of Windows 7. The beta edition of Windows was offered for a limited time for testing at select Microsoft sites. During the address, Balmer demonstrated new capabilities and important enhancements built into Windows and driven by market demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, 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 resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and resource sharing; consolidated peripherals management; plus multiple finger multitouch support. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Business to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist you to evaluate the beta version of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business advantages of adopting Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help you to plan and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous release of Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of information systems that include workstations powered by Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad range of affordable support services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote technical support for single machines or laptops or help your business to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, business servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help you to prepare for and complete a company move or consolidation organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Education for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual training for an array of client programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education provides all the advantages of traditional in-person sessions, including immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual education permits the trainer to run the seminar from an online office while the students can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online training utilizes proven learning tools like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be short and targeted for specialized topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Upgrade Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for workstation reliability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the need to perform a new installation on each workstation. This involves reconfiguring programs, backing up and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Though companies usually are already using 64-bit computers, the work required to benefit fully from these resources often seems too difficult. But since Windows 7 usually calls for a clean installation, this represents a good time to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which requires little additional effort. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and implementing major, efficient operating system upgrades of in-place desktops and can assist your company leverage your network budget by performing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can show you how to set up an information network based around Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience delivering small businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to reduce network administration's workload, improve system security, boost productivity by ensuring that all application updates are current, police licensing adherence, and track patterns of software use to allow smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist your company to make a smooth upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for better administration automation and can help you to move to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly small business security inventory bundles and security evaluation packages created to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to get an independent look at the effectiveness of their security environment. The packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for institutions who need to meet security standards demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with top security credentials analyze and summarize scanned data and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to configure a fault-tolerant network infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting engineers who can help you utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to define a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster response assessments and drills.
Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of trained technical professionals offers your clients instant access to a dependable support resource with years of background delivering phone support and remote access troubleshooting for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Helpdesk a positive image as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to fix rather than simply record problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Help Desk outsourcing or transparently reinforce your existing Help Desk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and implement the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your internal Help Desk.
For additional information about Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.