In a presentation at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta incarnation of Windows was made available for a limited time for assessment at several Microsoft sites. During the address, Balmer demonstrated innovative capabilities and key improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, include speed, security, reliability, functionality, energy efficiency, and ease of use. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, shut down, and resumption from standby; no-hassle LAN configuration and resource sharing; centralized peripherals administration; plus multiple finger touch-screen support. To see Microsoft's news release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Availability of Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help You to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help your company to evaluate the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to check its speed and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you assess the likely business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 fits your business strategy, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and implement a smooth upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, speed, and manageability of information networks that incorporate workstations based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of cost-effective support services to assist you to deploy, integrate, repair, and manage desktop PCs and notebooks based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote help for individual machines or laptops or work with your business to design and carry out a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they integrate productively with all Microsoft programs, software from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to assist your company to prepare for and implement a site move or consolidation organized to cause minimal interruption to your productivity.
Live Virtual Education for Workstation Applications
Progent offers live virtual instruction for a range of desktop programs and operating systems such as Office Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Virtual education offers all the benefits of conventional classroom seminars, such as immediate communication between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of travel and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of multiple students. Offered to individuals or groups of any size, live online training permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from an online office and the students can be dispersed throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Virtual instruction supports powerful learning tools like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Classes can be short and personalized for specialized topics or extended in duration and broader in scope. Teachers and clients can go through examples one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Support for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that represents a new standard for workstation reliability and capacity. Unfortunately, for most organizations the transition to 64-bit technology is problematic due to the requirement to make a new setup on every desktop. This requires re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Although businesses usually already have 64-bit workstations, the work needed to benefit fully from this potential resource can seem too difficult. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch install, this represents a great opportunity to upgrade to 64-bit performance, which can be done with little or no additional effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and implementing massive, efficient OS upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your organization get the most out of your IT budget by performing the move to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Change Management Automation
Progent's network management professionals can help you set up a computer network based around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to administer. Progent's consultants have extensive backgrounds providing small and midsize businesses SMS Server expertise to reduce IT management's workload, increase system security, improve productivity by making sure that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing adherence, and monitor patterns of software use to enable a more efficient purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to carry out a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server for more comprehensive administration automation and can help you to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can provide a selection of cost-effective security inventory service packages and enterprise security assessment bundles designed to give organizations of any size a chance to receive an impartial look at the effectiveness of their protection profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external security scan and evaluation option for small and midsize companies up to a high-level package for enterprises who have to meet security levels required by state regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security credentials analyze and report on collected information and provide recommendations for efficient improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to implement a high-availability network architecture with features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides the services of Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting professionals who can help you benefit from virtual machines to enhance availability. Progent can also help define a complete business continuity plan that includes scheduled disaster recovery assessments and testing.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of certified technical experts gives your clients convenient access to a reliable support resource with years of background delivering telephone assistance and online repair for networks powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Helpdesk a positive image as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to resolve rather than simply report problems. Progent offers full Call Center support or transparently reinforce your current Help Desk. Progent can in addition assist your company to select and implement the most advanced technology for creating or enhancing your internal Call Center.
To learn more details about Progent's support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.