During a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation edition of Windows was made available for a limited time for testing at select sites. In the course of the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated new features and important enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by customer feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer sharing; consolidated device management; plus advanced touch-screen support. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Chief Executive Introduces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Business to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can assist your company to pilot the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its speed and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business benefits of adopting Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help you to plan and execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.
Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT systems that incorporate desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of affordable consulting and support services to assist you to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for single computers or notebooks or work with your business to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist your company to prepare for and implement a company move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Training for Workstation Programs
Progent provides online virtual learning for popular desktop programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual instruction offers the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between students and teachers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many students. Available to individuals or classes of any size, virtual instruction allows the teacher to conduct the seminar from an online office while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the the U.S. Virtual instruction utilizes powerful learning tools such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or extended in time and broader in scope. Instructors and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of businesses the transition to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the requirement to make a clean setup on every desktop. This involves reconfiguring applications, backing up and recovering data, and running new drivers. Although companies usually already have 64-bit workstations, the work required to benefit fully from this untapped potential often seems too time-consuming. Yet since Windows 7 often calls for a clean install, it represents a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit technology, which requires little more effort. Progent's Microsoft consultants have in-depth experience designing and performing major, efficient operating system upgrades of in-place workstations and can assist your organization get the most out of your IT budget by executing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing at the same time.
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to create a computer network based on Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience providing small companies Microsoft SMS Server expertise to reduce network management's processes, increase network protection, boost productivity by ensuring that all application updates are current, enforce software licensing compliance, and track patterns of software use to enable smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist your company to make a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive administration automation and can help your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory service bundles and enterprise network security evaluation bundles created to offer organizations of all sizes a chance to receive an independent opinion about the quality of their security environment. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and assessment package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level solution for enterprises who have to comply with security levels required by government agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with top security credentials evaluate and summarize scanned data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to configure a high-availability system architecture that offers features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to develop a complete business continuity plan that incorporates periodic 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 trained IT professionals gives your customers instant access to a reliable support resource with extensive background delivering telephone support and remote access troubleshooting for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a respected image as a key contributor to business performance. Progent's target is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver full Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the latest technology for creating or improving your in-house Helpdesk.
To find out additional details concerning Progent's support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.