In a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft Corp. head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta version of Windows 7. The next incarnation of Windows was available for a limited time for downloading at several Microsoft sites. During the address, CEO Balmer demonstrated innovative features and key enhancements built into the new OS and driven by consumer demands. Aspects focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, protection, reliability, compatibility, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these categories, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker startup, shut down, and recovery from standby; easier networking and resource sharing; centralized device administration; as well as advanced multitouch technology. To see Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's Chief Executive Announces Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Professionals Can Help Your Business to Evaluation Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's certified engineers can assist your company to test the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and stability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of moving to Windows 7. If Microsoft Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help you to design and execute a non-disruptive upgrade to Windows 7 from a previous version of Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a range of other affordable services to enhance the efficiency, reliability, protection, performance, and manageability of IT networks that incorporate desktops powered by Microsoft Windows 7:
Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's certified desktop support experts offer a wide array of affordable consulting and support services to assist your business to deploy, integrate, troubleshoot, and manage workstations and laptops powered by Windows. Progent can offer onsite or remote technical support for single computers or notebooks or work with you to design and implement a large-scale migration to Microsoft Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics programs on your workstations so they communicate productively with other Microsoft applications, products from popular vendors, SQL databases, and line-of-business solutions network-wide. Progent can also supply consultants and technicians to help you to plan for and implement a site move or merger organized to produce the least possible disruption of your business.
Virtual Training for Workstation Applications
Progent offers online virtual education for popular client programs and operating systems such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Acrobat Writer, Photoshop CS, Crystal Reports, and Microsoft Windows XP and Vista. Live online learning provides all the advantages of traditional classroom sessions, such as immediate interaction between students and teachers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of trying to synchronize the availability of many trainees. Available to single students or classes of any size, virtual learning permits the instructor to run the class from a remote office while the students can be spread across an office or across the country. Virtual education supports proven teaching aids like virtual white boards, real-time questions, and collaborative desktops. Sessions can be brief and targeted for specialized topics or extended in duration and broader in coverage. Teachers and clients can work through examples individually or as a group.
64-bit Upgrade Help for Windows 7 and Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit edition that sets a new standard for desktop dependability and capacity. Unfortunately, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is challenging because of the requirement to perform a clean installation on every desktop. This involves re-installing programs, backing up and recovering data files, and installing 64-bit drivers. Though businesses usually already have 64-bit workstations, the effort required to take full advantage of these resources appears excessively difficult. Yet because Microsoft Windows 7 often requires a from-scratch install, this can be a great opportunity to move up to 64-bit technology, which you can do with little additional work. Progent's Microsoft consulting experts have in-depth backgrounds designing and performing major, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of existing desktops and can help your organization get the most out of your network budget by making the upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Update Management Automation
Progent's IT management experts can help you set up an information system based on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to administer. Progent's consultants have extensive experience delivering small companies SMS Server 2003 consulting to streamline IT administration's processes, improve system protection, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and track characteristics of application usage to allow smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can help your company to execute a non-disruptive migration to System Center Configuration Manager from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for better management automation and can assist you to upgrade to Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Assessment Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can provide a variety of cost-effective security inventory service bundles and enterprise security evaluation service packages created to give organizations of any size an opportunity to receive an objective look at the strength of their security environment. These packages vary from a low-cost external scan and evaluation package for small businesses up to a high-level solution for institutions who have to comply with security standards demanded by state agencies or by customers. For each security assessment bundle, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and provide recommendations for effective improvements.
Fault-tolerant System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting professionals can assist your company to configure a fault-tolerant network architecture with features such as Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clustering, redundant Internet access, system load balancing, and strategic data centers. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can show you how to benefit from virtualization to enhance availability. Progent can also help define a complete business continuity plan that includes periodic disaster response evaluations and testing.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Certified Partner and Progent's online Help Desk support staff of authorized technical professionals gives your customers easy access to a reliable technical group with years of background delivering telephone assistance and online troubleshooting for IT systems powered by Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Call Center a positive image as a solid contributor to company performance. Progent's goal is to resolve and not simply record problems. Progent can deliver full Helpdesk support or seamlessly reinforce your current Helpdesk. Progent can in addition assist you to select and implement the most advanced technology for creating or improving your internal Helpdesk.
For more details concerning Progent's support services for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.