During a presentation at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The next version of Windows was made available temporarily for downloading at select web sites. During the presentation, CEO Balmer showed new features and important enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, security, reliability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and resource sharing; centralized peripherals management; plus multiple finger multitouch support. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's CEO Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Help Your Company to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help your company to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help you to design and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a previous version of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other affordable services to improve the productivity, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate desktops based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable consulting and support services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for single machines or notebooks or help your business to design and implement a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, business servers, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a company relocation or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual learning for an array of desktop programs and environments including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Virtual learning provides the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, including instant communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple workers. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, live online instruction allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning supports proven teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can work through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Migration Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for workstation reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for most organizations the transition to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the need to perform a clean setup on each workstation. This entails re-installing applications, saving and restoring data, and installing new drivers. Though businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit hardware, the work needed to benefit fully from this potential resource appears excessively difficult. But because Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, this can be a great time to move up to 64-bit performance, which requires little extra effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have extensive experience planning and implementing major, minimally disruptive OS migrations of in-place workstations and can help your company get the most out of your network budget by performing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.
Change Management Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to set up a computer system built on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering small businesses Systems Management Server 2003 expertise to streamline IT management's workload, improve system security, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of application usage to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist you to make a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server for better administration automation and can assist you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly security inventory packages and network security evaluation service packages created to offer organizations of any size a chance to receive an impartial look at the effectiveness of their protection environment. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation option for small businesses up to a high-level solution for corporations who need to comply with security standards demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.
Fault-tolerant System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to implement a high-availability system architecture that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Call Center Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of trained IT professionals gives your clients instant access to a dependable technical group with extensive background providing phone support and remote access troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a positive reputation as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's goal is to resolve and not simply report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Help Desk support or seamlessly supplement your existing Call Center. Progent can in addition help you to select and implement the latest solutions for building or improving your in-house Call Center.
For additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.