During an address at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta edition of Windows was made offered for a limited time for assessment at select web sites. In the course of the address, Balmer showed innovative features and important improvements built into Windows and inspired by market demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, dependability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 delivers significant advantages.
Windows 7 includes quicker startup, shut down, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and resource sharing; centralized device administration; plus multiple finger touch-screen support. To view Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Introduces Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help Your Business to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the beta version of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business benefits of moving to Windows 7. If Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a your current release of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of other low-cost services to improve the efficiency, reliability, security, performance, and manageability of information networks that include desktops based on Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective services to help your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage desktop PCs and laptops powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online assistance for single computers or laptops or help your business to design and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate productively with all Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide engineers and technicians to assist you to plan for and complete a site relocation or consolidation organized to cause the least possible interruption to your productivity.
Live Virtual Education for Desktop Applications
Progent offers live virtual training for an array of client applications and operating systems including Excel, Word, Publisher, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual training offers all the benefits of traditional classroom sessions, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple trainees. Offered to individuals or classes of all sizes, live online education allows the teacher to run the class from an online office while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or across the country. Virtual instruction utilizes powerful learning aids like broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Sessions can be short and targeted for specific topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can go through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft 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 challenging because of the requirement to perform a clean setup on each desktop. This requires reconfiguring programs, backing up and restoring data files, and running 64-bit device drivers. Although companies in most cases are already using 64-bit workstations, the effort needed to take full advantage of this resource can seem too time-consuming. But because Windows 7 usually requires a from-scratch install, this can be a good time to move up to 64-bit performance, which requires little or no additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified engineers have extensive backgrounds planning and performing massive, efficient OS upgrades of existing workstations and can help your company get the most out of your IT budget by executing the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Progent's IT management experts can show you how to create an information system built on Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth experience providing small businesses Microsoft SMS Server 2003 consulting to reduce IT management's workload, improve network protection, improve efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are installed, police software licensing adherence, and track patterns of application usage to enable smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help you to carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for better management automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's premier security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory packages and enterprise network security evaluation service packages created to offer businesses of all sizes an opportunity to receive an objective look at the strength of their protection profile. These packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end solution for corporations who have to comply with security levels required by state regulators or by customers. For each security assessment package, engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and report on scanned information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.
High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to configure a high-availability system infrastructure with features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-Premier consulting professionals who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also help you define a complete business continuity strategy that includes periodic disaster recovery assessments and drills.
Helpdesk Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services team of authorized IT professionals gives your customers convenient access to a dependable technical resource with extensive experience delivering telephone support and remote access repair for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to fix rather than merely report problems. Progent offers full Help Desk support or transparently reinforce your existing Help Desk. Progent can in addition help your company to select and deploy the latest solutions for creating or enhancing your in-house Helpdesk.
To find out additional information about Progent's consulting expertise for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.