During a talk at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer announced the beta release of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta version of Windows was available temporarily for assessment at several Microsoft sites. During the presentation, CEO Balmer showed innovative features and important improvements built into Windows and driven by consumer feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, security, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and intuitive operation. In each of these areas, Windows 7 delivers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 includes quicker initialization, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; easier networking and resource sharing; centralized device management; as well as advanced touch-screen technology. To view Microsoft's news release, visit Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Assist You to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can help you to test the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to determine its performance and reliability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the potential business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can assist your IT organization to design and carry out a non-disruptive migration to Windows 7 from a an older version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consulting experts offer a variety of other affordable support options to enhance the productivity, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT systems that include desktops based on Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants can deliver a broad range of affordable consulting and support services to help you to install, integrate, troubleshoot, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer onsite or online technical support for individual machines or notebooks or help you to design and carry out a company-wide migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from third-party vendors, database servers, and key services network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help your company to prepare for and implement an office relocation or merger designed to produce the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Learning for Desktop Programs
Progent offers live virtual instruction for an array of client applications and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online learning offers all the advantages of conventional classroom seminars, including instant communication between clients and trainers, but eliminates the costs of travel and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of many workers. Offered to single students or groups of all sizes, virtual learning permits the teacher to conduct the seminar from a remote facility while the clients can be dispersed across a campus or across the the U.S. Live online education deploys proven learning aids such as virtual white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specific subjects or longer in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can go through problems individually or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that sets a new benchmark for workstation reliability and performance. Unfortunately, for most organizations the upgrade to 64-bit processing is problematic due to the need to make a new installation on every PC. This entails reconfiguring programs, backing up and restoring data, and installing new device drivers. Although businesses in most cases are already using 64-bit PCs, the work required to take full advantage of this untapped potential appears too difficult. Yet because Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, this represents a great time to upgrade to 64-bit computing, which takes little if any incremental work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and performing massive, efficient OS migrations of in-place workstations and can assist your company get the most out of your network budget by making the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's network management professionals can help you set up a computer network based around Windows 7 workstations that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds delivering small and midsize companies Systems Management Server consulting to reduce network management's processes, increase system security, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and monitor characteristics of application use to allow a more efficient purchasing plan. Also, Progent can help your company to carry out a smooth migration to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server for more comprehensive management automation and can help your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can deliver a selection of cost-effective network security inventory service packages and network security evaluation packages created to give businesses of all sizes a chance to get a professional look at the strength of their protection profile. These packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation package for small and midsize businesses up to a high-end package for institutions who need to meet security levels demanded by government regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation package, engineers with high-level security accreditations analyze and summarize collected data and make recommendations for efficient remediation.
Fault-tolerant System Design
Progentís consulting experts can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant network architecture that offers features that can include Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-certified network professionals who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help define a comprehensive business continuity strategy that incorporates scheduled disaster recovery preparedness audits and drills.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of trained technical experts offers your clients instant access to a dependable technical group with years of background delivering telephone assistance and online troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a respected reputation as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's target is to fix rather than simply report problems. Progent offers full Call Center outsourcing or transparently supplement your current Call Center. Progent can in addition help your company to select and deploy the latest solutions for creating or improving your internal Call Center.
For additional details about Progent's consulting and support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.