In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer announced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The beta incarnation of Windows was available temporarily for testing at several sites. In the course of the presentation, Balmer demonstrated innovative features and important improvements built into the new OS and inspired by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, cover speed, security, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers significant improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 includes faster startup, power off, and recovery from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource access; consolidated device administration; as well as advanced touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Engineers Can Help Your Company to Assess Windows 7
Progent's certified consultants can help you to pilot the pre-release edition of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its performance and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business benefits of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and execute a smooth upgrade to Windows 7 from a an older release of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts can provide a variety of other affordable services to improve the efficiency, dependability, protection, speed, and maintainability of IT networks that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support consultants offer a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to help your company to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage workstations and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide on-premises or online assistance for single computers or laptops or work with you to plan and carry out a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, business servers, and line-of-business services network-wide. Progent can also supply engineers and technicians to help you to plan for and complete an office move or merger organized to produce minimal disruption of your business.
Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent provides online virtual education for a range of client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online training offers the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, including instant communication between clients and teachers, but avoids the costs of travel and the challenge of attempting to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Available to individuals or classes of all sizes, virtual learning permits the trainer to conduct the class from a remote facility and the students can be spread throughout a campus or across the the U.S. Live online learning deploys proven teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative applications. Classes can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or longer in time and broader in scope. Instructors and clients can work through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Migration Support for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for desktop reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is problematic because of the need to perform a clean setup on each desktop. This involves re-installing applications, saving and restoring data, and running new device drivers. Though businesses in most cases already have 64-bit PCs, the effort required to benefit fully from this untapped potential appears too difficult. But since Windows 7 often calls for a clean installation, this represents a good opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which requires little additional work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have in-depth experience designing and implementing major, efficient operating system migrations of existing workstations and can help your business get the most out of your IT budget by making the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Change Management Automation
Progent's network administration experts can help you set up a computer system built around Windows 7 workstations that is simple to administer. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds providing small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server expertise to streamline IT management's workload, improve system protection, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing adherence, and monitor characteristics of software use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help you to make a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server 2003 for more complete management automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective small business network security inventory service packages and enterprise security assessment packages designed to offer organizations of all sizes a chance to receive an objective look at the strength of their protection environment. These packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and assessment package for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for corporations who need to meet security standards demanded by government regulators or by vendors. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security accreditations evaluate and summarize scanned information and provide suggestions for efficient remediation.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to configure a high-availability network architecture that offers features that can include Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers access to Microsoft and Cisco-Premier network professionals who can help you utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also help develop a complete business continuity plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and testing.
Call Center Outsourcing and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of authorized IT professionals offers your customers convenient access to a reliable support resource with years of background 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 respected reputation as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to fix and not merely report problems. Progent offers full Help Desk outsourcing or seamlessly supplement your existing Call Center. Progent can also assist your company to identify and implement the most advanced technology for creating or improving your in-house Help Desk.
To learn additional details about Progent's support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.