In a speech at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The next generation incarnation of Windows was made available for a limited time for assessment at several Microsoft sites. During the CES talk, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and important improvements built into Windows and driven by customer demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, protection, dependability, compatibility, battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; no-hassle networking and resource sharing; centralized peripherals management; as well as multiple finger touch-screen support. To see Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft Previews Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Professionals Can Help Your Business to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can help you to evaluate the pre-release edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its speed and stability working with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can assist you to design and implement a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a previous version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consultants offer a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and maintainability of IT systems that incorporate desktops powered by Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a wide array of cost-effective services to assist your company to install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online assistance for individual computers or notebooks or work with you to plan and carry out a company-wide rollout of Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party publishers, database servers, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement a company move or merger organized to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual education for popular client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows XP and Vista. Live online instruction provides the advantages of traditional classroom seminars, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but eliminates the expenses of transportation and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the schedules of multiple trainees. Offered to single students or classes of all sizes, live online learning allows the trainer to conduct the class from an online office and the students can be dispersed throughout an office or all over the country. Live online education supports proven learning aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be short and personalized for specialized topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can work through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Help for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for desktop reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the transition to 64-bit processing is problematic because of the need to make a clean installation on every desktop. This involves reconfiguring programs, saving and recovering data, and running new device drivers. Although companies usually already have 64-bit hardware, the work required to benefit fully from these resources often seems excessively time-consuming. But because Microsoft Windows 7 usually requires a clean install, this represents a good time to move up to 64-bit reliability and performance, which takes little or no incremental effort. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consultants have in-depth backgrounds planning and implementing massive, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place desktops and can assist your company leverage your IT budget by performing the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management experts can help you create a computer network built on Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds providing small companies SMS Server consulting to reduce network administration's workload, improve system protection, boost efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are current, police licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of software use to enable a more efficient purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can assist you to carry out a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive administration automation and can help you to move to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective small business network security inventory bundles and enterprise network security assessment service packages designed to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive an impartial opinion about the strength of their security environment. These packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small businesses up to a high-level solution for corporations who need to meet security levels demanded by government agencies or by customers. For each security assessment package, consultants with top security credentials evaluate and report on scanned data and provide suggestions for effective improvements.
High-availability Network Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can help you to implement a high-availability network architecture that offers features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet access, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Certified consulting professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also show you how to develop a comprehensive business continuity strategy that incorporates periodic disaster recovery preparedness audits and drills.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support team of trained IT experts gives your customers convenient access to a dependable support resource with years of background providing phone assistance and remote access repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Helpdesk a positive image as a solid contributor to business productivity. Progent's target is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent can deliver full Call Center outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your current Help Desk. Progent can also help you to select and implement the latest solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Help Desk.
To find out additional information concerning Progent's consulting services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.