In an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 operating system. The beta edition of Windows was made offered temporarily for downloading at select web sites. During the presentation, Balmer showed innovative features and key improvements incorporated into Windows and inspired by consumer demands. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, stated Balmer, include speed, security, reliability, functionality, extended battery life, and simplicity. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 features faster startup, shut down, and resumption from sleep mode; easier networking and resource access; centralized peripherals administration; as well as multiple finger multitouch support. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Windows 7
How Progent's Microsoft-certified Experts Can Help Your Company to Assess Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist your company to pilot the pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 7 to verify application compatibility and to determine its performance and stability running with your applications. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business strategy, Progent can assist you to design and implement a smooth migration to Microsoft Windows 7 from a an older version of Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a range of other low-cost services to enhance the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of information networks that include desktops based on Microsoft Windows 7:
PC Desktop Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support consultants offer a wide range of affordable services to assist your company to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and laptops based on Windows. Progent can provide onsite or online help for single machines or notebooks or help you to design and implement a large-scale migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your client PCs so they integrate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, software from popular publishers, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions throughout your network. Progent can also supply engineers and technical workers to assist your company to plan for and implement a company move or merger designed to cause the least possible disruption of your productivity.
Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual instruction for popular desktop programs and operating systems including Microsoft Office Excel, Word, Access, Project, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Live online instruction provides all the advantages of traditional in-person seminars, such as instant communication between students and trainers, but avoids the costs of transportation and the challenge of attempting to accommodate the availability of multiple workers. Available to single students or classes of all sizes, virtual training allows the trainer to run the class from a remote facility and the clients can be dispersed throughout an office or across the country. Virtual education supports powerful learning tools such as virtual white boards, real-time questions, and shared desktops. Sessions can be short and personalized for specialized subjects or extended in time and broader in coverage. Instructors and students can work through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Upgrade Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for workstation dependability and performance. However, for the majority of businesses the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging due to the need to make a new setup on each PC. This entails re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data, and installing 64-bit drivers. Though companies usually are already using 64-bit workstations, the work needed to benefit fully from this untapped potential can seem excessively difficult. But since Windows 7 usually calls for a from-scratch installation, it can be a great time to move up to 64-bit computing, which you can do with virtually no additional work. Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants have extensive backgrounds planning and implementing major, efficient operating system upgrades of existing workstations and can assist your company leverage your network dollars by performing the migration to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology at the same time.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT administration professionals can help you create a computer network built around Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's consultants have in-depth backgrounds delivering small and midsize businesses SMS Server consulting to streamline IT administration's workload, improve system security, improve efficiency by making sure that all application updates are installed, enforce software licensing compliance, and monitor patterns of application use to allow smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist you to make a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from SMS Server for more comprehensive administration automation and can assist your business to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory bundles and enterprise network security evaluation packages created to offer businesses of any size a chance to receive a professional opinion about the effectiveness of their protection profile. The packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation option for small companies up to a high-level package for enterprises who have to comply with security standards required by state regulators or by customers. For each security inventory or evaluation bundle, engineers with high-level security credentials evaluate and report on collected information and make suggestions for efficient improvements.
High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can assist you to implement a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features that can include Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and dispersed data centers. Progent offers the expertise of Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network professionals who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help create a comprehensive business continuity strategy that incorporates periodic disaster response assessments and testing.
Call Center Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of certified technical experts offers your clients instant access to a reliable technical group with years of experience delivering phone assistance and remote access repair for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco products. Progent's concentration is on giving the Helpdesk a respected image as a key contributor to company productivity. Progent's goal is to fix and not simply record problems. Progent can deliver comprehensive Help Desk support or transparently reinforce your existing Help Desk. Progent can also assist you to select and implement the most advanced technology for creating or improving your internal Help Desk.
For additional information about Progent's consulting expertise for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.