In an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 OS. The new incarnation of Windows was made available for a limited time for evaluation at several Microsoft sites. In the course of the CES talk, CEO Balmer demonstrated new capabilities and key improvements built into Windows and driven by consumer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, protection, reliability, functionality, battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Windows 7 includes faster initialization, shut down, and wakeup from standby; easier networking and file and printer access; centralized device management; as well as multiple finger multitouch technology. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help your company to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business advantages of moving to Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and execute a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a your current release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks that include workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a broad array of affordable services to assist your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote technical support for individual computers or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a large-scale rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to help your company to plan for and implement a site move or merger organized to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent offers online virtual education for an array of client programs and environments including Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training offers all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, such as instant communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual training allows the teacher to run the class from a remote office and the clients can be dispersed across an office or across the country. Virtual training supports powerful learning tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specialized subjects or longer in time and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Migration Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and performance. Unfortunately, for most organizations the transition to 64-bit processing is problematic because of the requirement to perform a new installation on each desktop. This requires reconfiguring programs, saving and recovering data, and running 64-bit drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit hardware, the work required to take full advantage of these resources often seems too time-consuming. But since Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, it can be a good opportunity to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which takes little if any incremental work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have extensive backgrounds designing and implementing major, minimally disruptive OS migrations of in-place workstations and can assist your company get the most out of your network dollars by performing the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Progent's IT management professionals can help you create an information system built on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds providing small businesses Systems Management Server consulting to reduce network management's workload, increase system protection, boost productivity by ensuring that all application updates are current, enforce licensing compliance, and track characteristics of application use to enable smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help you to carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for better administration automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly small business network security inventory service bundles and enterprise network security evaluation bundles created to offer organizations of any size a chance to get a professional opinion about the quality of their security environment. The packages vary from an ultra-affordable external security scan and assessment package for small companies up to a high-level package for corporations who need to comply with security levels required by government regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security credentials analyze and summarize collected information and make recommendations for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to configure a high-availability network architecture with features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a complete business continuity plan that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing.
Help Desk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of authorized technical professionals gives your customers instant access to a dependable technical group with years of experience delivering phone assistance and remote access repair for networks powered by 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 goal is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent can deliver full Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Call Center. Progent can also assist you to identify and implement the most advanced solutions for building or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.
For additional details about Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.