During a speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of Windows 7. The next version of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at several Microsoft sites. During the address, Balmer showed new features and important improvements incorporated into Windows and driven by market demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, security, dependability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In each of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Windows 7 features quicker startup, power off, and wakeup from standby; easier networking and resource sharing; centralized device administration; as well as multiple finger multitouch technology. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's CEO Announces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help Your Company to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist your company to test the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business advantages of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and execute a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals offer a variety of other low-cost services to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and maintainability of IT systems that include workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective services to assist your company to install, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or remote assistance for single computers or laptops or help you to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, SQL databases, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and complete a site move or consolidation designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Learning for Workstation Programs
Progent offers live virtual education for an array of client programs and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning offers all the benefits of traditional classroom seminars, including instant communication between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of many workers. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual training permits the trainer to run the class from an online facility while the clients can be spread throughout an office or all over the country. Live online learning utilizes powerful teaching aids like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specific subjects or longer in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can work through problems individually or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for desktop reliability and performance. However, for most organizations the transition to 64-bit computing is challenging due to the need to make a new setup on every PC. This entails reconfiguring applications, backing up and restoring data files, and running new drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit workstations, the effort needed to take full advantage of this potential resource appears too difficult. But because Windows 7 often requires a clean install, it represents a good time to move up to 64-bit technology, which takes little additional effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have extensive experience designing and implementing major, efficient OS migrations of existing desktops and can help your business get the most out of your IT budget by executing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Progent's network management professionals can show you how to set up a computer network built on Windows 7 workstations that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience delivering small companies Systems Management Server expertise to reduce network management's processes, improve system protection, boost productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and track patterns of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist you to execute a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more complete administration automation and can help your business to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a variety of budget-friendly network security inventory packages and enterprise security assessment service bundles designed to offer businesses of any size a chance to get an impartial opinion about the quality of their protection environment. These packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment option for small companies up to a high-level solution for institutions who have to meet security standards required by government agencies or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and report on collected data and provide recommendations for effective improvements.
High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can assist you to implement a fault-tolerant network architecture with features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a comprehensive business continuity strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster response assessments and testing.
Help Desk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of authorized technical professionals gives your clients convenient access to a reliable technical resource with extensive experience delivering telephone support and remote access repair for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to resolve rather than merely record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Help Desk support or seamlessly supplement your current Call Center. Progent can in addition assist your company to identify and deploy the latest technology for building or enhancing your internal Call Center.
For more information concerning Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.