During an address at the 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft's head Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of Windows 7. The next generation edition of Windows was made offered temporarily for evaluation at select Microsoft sites. In the course of the CES talk, CEO Balmer showed innovative features and key enhancements incorporated into the new OS and driven by consumer feedback. Areas focused on by Windows 7, said Balmer, include performance, protection, dependability, functionality, battery life, and simplicity. In each of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic advantages.
Windows 7 features quicker initialization, power off, and recovery from sleep mode; easier LAN configuration and file and printer access; consolidated peripherals management; plus advanced multitouch technology. To view Microsoft's press release, refer to Microsoft's CEO Announces Availability of Windows 7
How Progent's Consulting Experts Can Assist Your Company to Plan for Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified consultants can assist you to pilot the pre-release version of Windows 7 to verify application and driver compatibility and to check its performance and stability running in your environment. Progent can also help you assess the likely business advantages of adopting Microsoft Windows 7. In case Windows 7 fits your business, Progent can help your IT organization to plan and carry out a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a your current version of Microsoft Windows.
Progent's consultants can provide a variety of other low-cost support options to enhance the productivity, dependability, protection, speed, and manageability of information systems that incorporate desktops powered by Windows 7:
PC Desktop Consulting and Support Services
Progent's Microsoft Gold certified desktop support experts offer a broad range of cost-effective services to help your company to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Microsoft Windows. Progent can offer on-premises or online help for individual machines or notebooks or help you to design and implement a company-wide migration to Windows 7. Progent can also install Microsoft Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your client PCs so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft applications, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key services throughout your network. Progent can also provide engineers and technical workers to help your company to plan for and complete an office move or merger organized to cause the least possible interruption to your business.
Live Virtual Training for Desktop Programs
Progent offers online virtual learning for popular client applications and environments such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Acrobat Writer, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers all the benefits of conventional classroom sessions, such as instant interaction between students and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the hassle of attempting to accommodate the availability of many trainees. Available to individuals or groups of all sizes, live online learning allows the instructor to run the class from a remote office while the students can be dispersed across a campus or all over the country. Virtual training utilizes powerful learning tools like broadcast white boards, electronic hand-raising, and shared desktops. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific subjects or extended in time and broader in scope. Teachers and students can go through problems one-on-one or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Windows 7 is offered in a 64-bit edition that sets a new benchmark for workstation dependability and capacity. However, for the majority of organizations the upgrade to 64-bit technology is problematic due to the requirement to make a new installation on each workstation. This entails reconfiguring programs, backing up and recovering data, and running 64-bit device drivers. Although companies typically are already using 64-bit workstations, the effort required to take full advantage of this resource appears too time-consuming. Yet since Windows 7 often requires a clean install, it can be a great time to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which can be done with little more effort. Progent's Microsoft-certified consulting experts have in-depth experience designing and implementing major, minimally disruptive operating system upgrades of in-place workstations and can help your business leverage your IT budget by executing the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit technology simultaneously.
Change and Update Automation
Progent's IT management professionals can show you how to set up an information network based around Microsoft Windows 7 PCs that is easy to manage. Progent's engineers have extensive backgrounds providing small companies Microsoft SMS Server consulting to streamline network management's workload, increase network security, improve productivity by making sure that all patches and updates are installed, enforce licensing compliance, and track characteristics of software use to allow smarter purchasing strategy. Also, Progent can help you to carry out a smooth upgrade to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 from Microsoft SMS Server 2003 for more comprehensive management automation and can assist your business to move to Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
Network Security Inventory and Evaluation Packages
Progent's certified security engineers can deliver a selection of cost-effective security inventory service packages and enterprise network security evaluation service bundles created to give organizations of any size a chance to get an impartial look at the effectiveness of their security environment. The packages range from a low-cost external scan and evaluation package for small companies up to a high-end solution for institutions who need to comply with security standards required by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation package, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on scanned data and make suggestions for efficient improvements.
High-availability System Design
Progentís consulting professionals can help you to implement a high-availability network infrastructure that offers features such as Microsoft Windows Hyper-V clustering, auto-failover Internet connections, system load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent provides access to Microsoft and Cisco-certified consulting professionals who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve fault tolerance. Progent can also help you define a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy that incorporates periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Support and Consulting
Progent is a Microsoft Gold and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's online Help Desk services staff of certified IT experts offers your clients convenient access to a reliable technical resource with years of background providing telephone support and remote access troubleshooting for networks based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's focus is on earning the Call Center a respected image as a solid contributor to business performance. Progent's goal is to fix and not merely record problems. Progent offers full Helpdesk support or transparently supplement your existing Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and deploy the latest solutions for creating or enhancing your internal Helpdesk.
To find out additional information concerning Progent's support services for Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, phone 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.