In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The next edition of Windows was made offered for a limited time for evaluation at select web sites. During the CES talk, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and important enhancements incorporated into the new OS and inspired by customer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant improvement.
Windows 7 features faster startup, shut down, and recovery from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer sharing; consolidated peripherals administration; plus multiple finger multitouch technology. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Introduces Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Assist Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help your company to test the beta edition of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist you to plan and execute a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a range of other affordable services to improve the productivity, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks that include workstations powered by Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of affordable services to assist your company to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online help for single computers or notebooks or help your business to plan and implement a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to assist you to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Programs
Progent provides live virtual learning for a range of desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education offers the advantages of conventional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual instruction permits the trainer to run the seminar from a remote facility and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the country. Live online instruction utilizes powerful teaching tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or longer in time and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Transitioning Help for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for desktop reliability and performance. However, for most businesses the migration to 64-bit computing is problematic due to the need to perform a new setup on each desktop. This requires reconfiguring applications, backing up and restoring data files, and installing new drivers. Although companies typically already have 64-bit PCs, the work required to take full advantage of this untapped potential can seem too difficult. Yet since Microsoft Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, it represents a great time to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which is possible with little more work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth experience planning and performing major, efficient OS upgrades of in-place desktops and can assist your company get the most out of your network dollars by executing the migration to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change and Update Management Automation
Progent's network administration professionals can show you how to create an information system built on Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce network administration's workload, increase network protection, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, enforce licensing adherence, and track characteristics of software use to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help you to carry out a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for more comprehensive administration automation and can help you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security engineers can provide a variety of cost-effective small business security inventory packages and enterprise security evaluation packages created to offer organizations of any size a chance to get an impartial look at the strength of their protection profile. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation package for small and midsize companies up to a high-end solution for corporations who need to meet security standards demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize collected information and provide recommendations for effective improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant system architecture with features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to enhance fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to define a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that incorporates scheduled disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Support and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services team of certified technical experts gives your clients convenient access to a reliable technical resource with years of experience providing telephone support and online troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Helpdesk a respected image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to resolve and not merely record problems. Progent can deliver full Help Desk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help you to select and implement the latest solutions for building or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.
To learn additional information concerning Progent's support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.