During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next version of Windows was made available temporarily for testing at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the CES talk, Balmer showed innovative capabilities and key enhancements incorporated into Windows and inspired by customer feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, security, reliability, functionality, battery life, and ease of use. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.
Windows 7 features faster startup, power off, and resumption from standby; easier networking and resource sharing; centralized device management; as well as multiple finger multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Introduces Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Company to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist you to pilot the pre-release edition of Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of adopting Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help you to design and implement a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous release of Windows.
Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT networks that include workstations based on Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help your business to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote assistance for single computers or notebooks or help you to design and carry out a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular vendors, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and implement a site move or consolidation designed to produce minimal disruption of your business.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online education offers the benefits of conventional in-person seminars, including immediate communication between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the schedules of multiple trainees. Available to individuals or classes of any size, live online training permits the instructor to conduct the class from a remote facility and the students can be spread across a campus or across the the U.S. Virtual education utilizes powerful learning aids like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or longer in duration and wider in coverage. Instructors and clients can go through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Upgrade Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that represents a new benchmark for desktop reliability and capacity. However, for most businesses the migration to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the requirement to perform a new setup on each workstation. This entails re-installing programs, backing up and restoring data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Though companies in most cases already have 64-bit computers, the work needed to take full advantage of this untapped potential appears excessively difficult. Yet because Windows 7 often calls for a clean install, it can be a great time to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which you can do with little more effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds planning and performing major, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place workstations and can assist your business get the most out of your IT budget by performing the move to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Progent's network administration experts can help you set up an information network built around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth experience providing small companies Microsoft SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce network management's workload, improve network protection, boost efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, enforce licensing adherence, and track patterns of software usage to enable smarter purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist you to make a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for more comprehensive administration automation and can help you to move to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can provide a variety of cost-effective small business security inventory service bundles and security assessment packages designed to offer businesses of any size an opportunity to receive an objective look at the strength of their security environment. These packages range from a low-cost external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-level solution for corporations who have to comply with security levels demanded by government agencies or by customers. For every security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and summarize collected data and provide suggestions for effective remediation.
High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help your company to implement a high-availability network infrastructure with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified network professionals who can help you benefit from virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help you define a complete business continuity strategy that incorporates periodic disaster response assessments and drills.
Helpdesk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of authorized IT professionals offers your clients easy access to a reliable support group with extensive background providing phone assistance and online repair for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on earning the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to fix and not simply report problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your in-house Call Center.
To learn more details concerning Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.