During a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of Windows 7. The new version of Windows was available for a limited time for evaluation at select sites. During the presentation, Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include speed, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; as well as sophisticated touch-screen support. To see Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's CEO Previews Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help You to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to evaluate the beta version of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business advantages of adopting Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of IT networks that incorporate workstations powered by Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of affordable support services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single machines or notebooks or help you to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a company move or consolidation designed to produce minimal interruption to your business.
Live Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual instruction for popular client programs and operating systems including Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual training provides all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual education permits the instructor to conduct the class from an online office and the clients can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online instruction utilizes powerful learning mechanisms such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specific topics or extended in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Support 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. However, for most businesses the transition to 64-bit processing is problematic due to the requirement to make a clean installation on each PC. This requires re-installing applications, backing up and restoring data files, and running new drivers. Though businesses in most cases already have 64-bit workstations, the work required to take full advantage of this potential resource appears excessively difficult. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, this represents a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which requires virtually no additional work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have extensive backgrounds planning and implementing major, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of existing desktops and can help your company leverage your network dollars by making the transition to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to create an information system based around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive experience providing small companies Microsoft SMS Server 2003 expertise to streamline network management's processes, improve system security, boost productivity by ensuring that all application updates are installed, police licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of application usage to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help your company to make a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can assist you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can deliver a variety of cost-effective small business security inventory bundles and enterprise security evaluation service bundles designed to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to receive an objective look at the strength of their protection profile. These packages range from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation option for small businesses up to a high-end solution for institutions who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize collected information and make suggestions for effective remediation.
High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to configure a fault-tolerant network architecture that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can help you benefit from virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and drills.
Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support team of authorized IT professionals offers your clients instant access to a dependable support group with years of experience providing telephone support and online troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Help Desk a respected reputation as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to fix rather than merely report problems. Progent offers comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your existing Call Center. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and implement the latest technology for creating or improving your internal Help Desk.
For additional information concerning Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.