In a presentation at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The next incarnation of Windows was offered for a limited time for downloading at several sites. During the CES talk, Balmer demonstrated new features and key improvements built into Windows and inspired by consumer feedback. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover performance, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and simplicity. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, shut down, and wakeup from standby; easier LAN configuration and file and printer sharing; consolidated device administration; as well as advanced touch-screen technology. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist You to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist you to test the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help you to design and implement a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a previous version of Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks that include workstations based on Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you to install, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single machines or notebooks or help your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your workstations so they communicate productively with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party publishers, business servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to help you to prepare for and complete a company move or merger designed to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Live Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent provides live virtual instruction for a range of client programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online education offers the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, including instant interaction between clients and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple workers. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual instruction allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility and the clients can be spread across an office or across the country. Virtual education utilizes powerful learning tools like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can work through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and performance. However, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit processing is challenging due to the requirement to make a new installation on every desktop. This requires reconfiguring applications, saving and recovering data files, and running 64-bit drivers. Though businesses in most cases already have 64-bit PCs, the work needed to benefit fully from this untapped potential appears too difficult. But since Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch installation, it represents a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit computing, which can be done with virtually no additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience planning and performing major, efficient OS migrations of existing desktops and can help your organization leverage your IT budget by making the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Progent's IT management professionals can help you create an information network built around Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience providing small companies SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce network administration's workload, increase network security, boost efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, police licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can help your company to make a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive management automation and can help your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can provide a selection of budget-friendly small business security inventory service bundles and security assessment bundles created to offer organizations of any size an opportunity to get an impartial look at the quality of their protection environment. These packages range from a low-cost external security scan and assessment option for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end package for enterprises who need to comply with security standards required by government regulators or by customers. For every security assessment bundle, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on collected information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to implement a high-availability network architecture with features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can help you benefit from virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help define a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster response assessments and drills.
Help Desk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of certified technical experts gives your clients instant access to a dependable technical group with extensive experience delivering phone support and remote access troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a respected image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than simply record problems. Progent offers full Help Desk outsourcing or transparently reinforce your current Help Desk. Progent can also help you to identify and deploy the most advanced solutions for building or improving your internal Call Center.
To learn more information concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.