During a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of Windows 7. The next incarnation of Windows was made available temporarily for downloading at select web sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and important enhancements built into the new OS and inspired by consumer demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include speed, protection, dependability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.
Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer access; consolidated peripherals administration; as well as advanced touch-screen support. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Announces Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Assist Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. If Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist you to design and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks that include desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you to install, configure, repair, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual machines or notebooks or work with your business to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to assist your company to plan for and implement a company relocation or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your business.
Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent provides online virtual instruction for popular client applications and environments such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education provides all the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant communication between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many students. Available to single students or groups of all sizes, live online learning allows the instructor to run the seminar from an online facility while the students can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Live online instruction utilizes powerful teaching tools such as broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in time and wider in scope. Teachers and students can work through examples one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for workstation dependability and performance. However, for most businesses the transition to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the need to make a clean installation on every PC. This requires reconfiguring programs, saving and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although businesses in most cases already have 64-bit PCs, the effort needed to benefit fully from this potential resource can seem too time-consuming. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a clean install, it represents a great time to move up to 64-bit performance, which you can do with little if any incremental effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have extensive backgrounds designing and performing major, minimally disruptive OS migrations of existing desktops and can assist your organization get the most out of your network budget by performing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can show you how to set up an information network built around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds providing small businesses SMS Server consulting to streamline IT management's processes, improve network security, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police software licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for better administration automation and can help your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory service packages and security evaluation service packages designed to offer organizations of all sizes a chance to get an independent opinion about the quality of their security profile. These packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end solution for institutions who have to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For every security assessment bundle, consultants with high-level security credentials analyze and summarize collected information and provide recommendations for effective remediation.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant system architecture with features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive business continuity strategy that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of certified IT professionals gives your customers instant access to a dependable technical group with extensive background providing phone support and online repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to resolve and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly reinforce your existing Help Desk. Progent can in addition help you to identify and deploy the most advanced solutions for building or improving your in-house Call Center.
For more details about Progent's consulting services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.