In a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 OS. The new incarnation of Windows was offered temporarily for evaluation at select web sites. During the CES talk, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by market demands. Areas focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include performance, protection, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In each of these categories, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster startup, power off, and recovery from standby; easier networking and resource access; centralized peripherals management; plus advanced multitouch support. To read Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to test the beta edition of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of adopting Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older release of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a range of other affordable services to enhance the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of information networks that include desktops based on Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of affordable support services to assist you to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for single machines or laptops or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from third-party publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist you to plan for and implement a company move or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual training for a range of desktop programs and environments including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training provides all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual instruction permits the teacher to conduct the class from an online office and the clients can be dispersed throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual training utilizes powerful learning mechanisms like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Migration Support for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for desktop reliability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit computing is challenging due to the requirement to make a clean setup on each PC. This involves re-installing applications, backing up and restoring data, and installing 64-bit device drivers. Though businesses typically are already using 64-bit computers, the effort needed to benefit fully from this potential resource can seem excessively time-consuming. But since Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, it can be a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit performance, which requires little or no incremental work. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have extensive experience designing and implementing major, minimally disruptive OS upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your company leverage your network budget by executing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to create a computer network based on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience delivering small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server consulting to reduce IT management's processes, improve network protection, boost productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help you to make a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for more complete management automation and can assist you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of cost-effective security inventory service packages and enterprise network security assessment service bundles created to give organizations of any size an opportunity to receive an independent opinion about the quality of their protection environment. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external security scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end solution for institutions who have to meet security levels required by state agencies or by vendors. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations evaluate and report on collected information and provide suggestions for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progent’s consulting experts can help your company to implement a fault-tolerant system architecture that offers features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to improve availability. Progent can also help you create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that includes periodic disaster response assessments and testing.
Helpdesk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of certified IT experts offers your customers convenient access to a dependable support resource with years of experience providing telephone support and remote access repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a respected image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than merely report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Help Desk support or seamlessly reinforce your current Call Center. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the most advanced solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Help Desk.
To learn more information about Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.