In a talk at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next generation edition of Windows was made offered temporarily for testing at select sites. In the course of the address, Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and key improvements built into the new OS and inspired by customer feedback. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include performance, security, dependability, functionality, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers significant advantages.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster startup, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and file and printer access; consolidated device administration; plus sophisticated multitouch support. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft Previews Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Engineers Can Assist You to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can help you to test the beta version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business advantages of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and carry out a non-disruptive upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a range of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, performance, and maintainability of IT networks that include workstations based on Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable services to help you to deploy, configure, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote technical support for single machines or notebooks or help your business to plan and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and key solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply consultants and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and complete a company move or merger designed to cause minimal disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Instruction for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual education for a range of desktop applications and environments including Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning provides the advantages of conventional in-person seminars, such as immediate interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the availability of many students. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, live online education allows the trainer to conduct the class from an online facility while the students can be spread across an office or across the the U.S. Live online training deploys proven learning aids such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specific topics or longer in time and wider in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for most businesses the upgrade to 64-bit computing is problematic because of the need to perform a clean installation on every desktop. This involves re-installing programs, backing up and restoring data, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although companies typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the work needed to take full advantage of these resources can seem too difficult. But since Windows 7 often calls for a from-scratch installation, this represents a good time to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which takes little if any extra work. Progent's Microsoft consultants have extensive backgrounds planning and implementing massive, efficient OS upgrades of in-place desktops and can assist your organization get the most out of your IT dollars by performing the migration to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Progent's IT management experts can show you how to set up an information network built on Microsoft Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds delivering small and midsize companies Microsoft SMS Server 2003 consulting to streamline IT administration's workload, improve system protection, boost productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, enforce licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application use to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. In addition, Progent can assist your company to execute a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for better administration automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a selection of budget-friendly security inventory service bundles and network security assessment packages created to give businesses of any size a chance to receive an objective opinion about the effectiveness of their security profile. The packages range from a low-cost external security scan and evaluation option for small companies up to a high-end package for enterprises who need to meet security levels demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on scanned information and provide recommendations for efficient remediation.
High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to implement a high-availability system architecture with features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also show you how to create a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery assessments and testing.
Help Desk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of authorized technical experts gives your clients convenient access to a reliable support group with extensive background providing telephone support and online troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on earning the Call Center a respected image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to resolve and not simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or transparently reinforce your existing Call Center. Progent can in addition assist your company to identify and deploy the latest technology for creating or enhancing your in-house Call Center.
For more details about Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.