During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of Windows 7. The next generation version of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer showed innovative features and important improvements built into Windows and inspired by consumer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include speed, protection, dependability, compatibility, extended battery life, and ease of use. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes quicker startup, shut down, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and resource access; centralized peripherals management; as well as multiple finger multitouch support. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Introduces Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist your company to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help you to design and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a variety of other affordable support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that include workstations powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of affordable services to help your company to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or remote help for single computers or notebooks or help you to design and implement a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with other Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement a site relocation or merger designed to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for an array of client programs and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual instruction provides the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including immediate communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the hassle of attempting to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to single students or groups of any size, virtual instruction permits the trainer to conduct the class from an online facility and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual education supports powerful teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and targeted for specialized topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Migration Help for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for workstation reliability and performance. However, for the majority of businesses the migration to 64-bit technology is problematic due to the need to make a clean installation on each PC. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and restoring data, and running new drivers. Although businesses usually are already using 64-bit computers, the work required to take full advantage of these resources can seem excessively difficult. Yet since Windows 7 often requires a clean install, this represents a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which can be done with virtually no incremental effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have extensive experience planning and implementing major, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of existing workstations and can help your company get the most out of your IT dollars by making the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management experts can help you create an information system built around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server 2003 consulting to streamline IT management's workload, improve system security, boost efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, police licensing adherence, and track patterns of software usage to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can assist your business to move to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business network security inventory service packages and network security assessment service bundles created to offer organizations of all sizes an opportunity to get an independent opinion about the strength of their security environment. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and assessment option for small businesses up to a high-end package for enterprises who need to comply with security levels required by government agencies or by customers. For every security assessment package, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on collected data and provide suggestions for effective remediation.
Fault-tolerant Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant network infrastructure that offers features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet access, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help you create a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that includes scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and testing.
Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of certified IT professionals gives your customers convenient access to a reliable support group with years of background delivering phone support and online repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than merely report problems. Progent can deliver full Call Center outsourcing or transparently reinforce your existing Call Center. Progent can also assist your company to identify and deploy the latest solutions for creating or improving your internal Helpdesk.
For more details concerning Progent's support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.