During a presentation at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system. The new edition of Windows was made offered for a limited time for evaluation at select sites. During the CES talk, Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and key enhancements built into the new OS and driven by customer demands. Areas addressed by Windows 7, said Balmer, include speed, protection, dependability, compatibility, energy efficiency, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 delivers dramatic improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 features faster initialization, power off, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and file and printer access; consolidated device administration; as well as advanced touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Availability of Windows 7 Beta
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Assist Your Business to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist you to test the pre-release version of Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and reliability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the likely business benefits of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to plan and carry out a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.
Progent's consulting experts offer a range of other affordable services to improve the productivity, reliability, security, performance, and maintainability of information systems that incorporate workstations based on Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a broad range of cost-effective consulting and support services to help you to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer workstations and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote help for individual computers or laptops or work with you to plan and implement a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from third-party vendors, business servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technical workers to assist you to prepare for and implement an office move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual instruction for a range of client applications and operating systems such as Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online instruction offers all the benefits of traditional in-person seminars, such as immediate interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the costs of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Offered to individuals or groups of all sizes, virtual education allows the trainer to run the seminar from an online office while the students can be spread across a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online training supports powerful teaching mechanisms such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and clients can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for workstation reliability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the migration to 64-bit processing is problematic due to the need to perform a clean installation on each PC. This entails reconfiguring programs, backing up and restoring data, and installing new drivers. Though businesses typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the work required to take full advantage of this resource appears too difficult. But because Windows 7 often requires a clean install, it represents a good time to move up to 64-bit technology, which is possible with little additional work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth experience planning and performing major, efficient OS upgrades of in-place desktops and can help your company get the most out of your IT budget by executing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's network management professionals can help you create a computer network built on Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses Microsoft SMS Server expertise to streamline network management's workload, improve system protection, improve efficiency by making sure that all patches and updates are current, enforce licensing compliance, and track characteristics of software use to allow smarter purchasing plan. Also, Progent can assist your company to carry out a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Systems Management Server for better administration automation and can help you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly small business security inventory service bundles and network security assessment bundles designed to offer businesses of all sizes an opportunity to get an impartial opinion about the strength of their security profile. The packages range from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation package for small companies up to a high-level solution for enterprises who have to comply with security levels demanded by state regulators or by customers. For every security assessment package, consultants with high-level security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and provide suggestions for effective remediation.
High-availability Network Design
Progentís consulting experts can help you to configure a fault-tolerant system infrastructure with features such as Windows Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting engineers who can show you how to utilize virtualization to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery evaluations and drills.
Call Center Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk services staff of authorized IT experts gives your clients instant access to a dependable technical group with extensive experience delivering phone support and remote access repair for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's focus is on giving the Call Center a respected image as a key contributor to business productivity. Progent's goal is to resolve rather than simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Helpdesk support or seamlessly supplement your existing Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and deploy the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your internal Call Center.
To find out additional details concerning Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.