During a keynote speech at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft's Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer introduced the beta availability of the Windows 7 OS. The beta version of Windows was made available temporarily for assessment at several Microsoft sites. During the presentation, CEO Balmer demonstrated new capabilities and key enhancements built into Windows and inspired by market feedback. Aspects addressed by Windows 7, according to Balmer, cover speed, protection, reliability, functionality, battery life, and intuitive operation. In all of these areas, Windows 7 offers dramatic improvement.
Microsoft Windows 7 features faster initialization, shut down, and wakeup from sleep mode; no-hassle LAN configuration and file and printer access; consolidated peripherals management; plus multiple finger touch-screen technology. To read Microsoft's press release, visit Microsoft's Steve Balmer Previews Microsoft Windows 7
How Progent's Certified Experts Can Help You to Plan for Microsoft Windows 7
Progent's Microsoft certified engineers can assist you to pilot the beta edition of Microsoft Windows 7 to confirm application compatibility and to check its speed and reliability working in your environment. Progent can also help you evaluate the potential business value of moving to Microsoft Windows 7. If Windows 7 makes sense for your business, Progent can help you to plan and implement a smooth migration to Windows 7 from a your current version of Windows.
Progent's IT professionals can provide a variety of other low-cost support options to improve the efficiency, dependability, security, speed, and manageability of IT networks that include workstations powered by Windows 7:
Desktop Support Services
Progent's Microsoft-certified desktop support experts can deliver a broad array of affordable support services to help your company to install, configure, repair, and administer desktop PCs and notebooks powered by Windows. Progent can provide onsite or remote assistance for single machines or laptops or help your business to plan and implement a large-scale rollout of Windows 7. Progent can also configure Office or Microsoft Dynamics business applications on your workstations so they communicate efficiently with all Microsoft programs, products from popular publishers, database servers, and key solutions network-wide. Progent can also provide consultants and technicians to help your company to plan for and complete an office move or merger designed to cause minimal interruption to your business.
Virtual Instruction for Workstation Applications
Progent provides live virtual learning for a range of client programs and environments such as Office Excel, Word, Publisher, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Crystal Reports, and Windows Vista and Windows 7. Virtual education offers the benefits of traditional in-person sessions, such as instant interaction between clients and trainers, but avoids the expenses of transportation and the challenge of trying to accommodate the schedules of multiple students. Offered to single students or classes of any size, virtual training allows the teacher to run the seminar from a remote facility while the students can be spread throughout a campus or all over the the U.S. Live online learning supports proven teaching aids such as broadcast white boards, real-time questions, and shared applications. Classes can be brief and personalized for specific topics or longer in duration and wider in scope. Instructors and students can go through problems individually or as a class.
64-bit Transitioning Consulting for Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Servers
Microsoft Windows 7 is available in a 64-bit version that represents a new benchmark for workstation dependability and capacity. However, for most organizations the upgrade to 64-bit processing is challenging because of the requirement to perform a new setup on every desktop. This entails re-installing applications, saving and recovering data files, and running new device drivers. Though companies in most cases already have 64-bit workstations, the work required to take full advantage of this resource appears excessively time-consuming. But because Windows 7 usually requires a clean installation, this represents a good time to upgrade to 64-bit technology, which you can do with virtually no extra work. Progent's Microsoft Gold-certified engineers have extensive experience planning and implementing major, minimally disruptive operating system migrations of existing desktops and can help your business get the most out of your IT budget by making the upgrade to Windows 7 and to 64-bit computing simultaneously.
Change Management Automation
Progent's network management experts can show you how to set up a computer network based on Windows 7 PCs that is simple to manage. Progent's engineers have in-depth backgrounds delivering small companies SMS Server consulting to streamline IT administration's workload, increase network protection, improve efficiency by ensuring that all patches and updates are current, police licensing compliance, and track patterns of application usage to allow smarter purchasing plan. In addition, Progent can assist you to execute a non-disruptive upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager from SMS Server for better management automation and can assist your business to move to Windows Server 2008.
Security Inventory Scanning and Evaluation Packages
Progent's qualified security consultants can deliver a variety of budget-friendly security inventory bundles and network security assessment bundles created to offer businesses of all sizes a chance to receive a professional look at the strength of their security environment. These packages vary from an ultra-affordable external scan and evaluation option for small businesses up to a high-end solution for institutions who have to comply with security levels required by state regulators or by customers. For every security inventory or evaluation bundle, consultants with top security accreditations analyze and report on collected information and provide recommendations for effective improvements.
High-availability System Infrastructure
Progentís consulting experts can help your company to implement a high-availability system architecture that offers features such as Windows Hyper-V failover clustering, redundant Internet connections, network load balancing, and strategic collocation sites. Progent offers the services of Microsoft and Cisco-qualified network engineers who can show you how to utilize virtual machines to improve availability. Progent can also help define a complete business continuity strategy that includes periodic disaster response preparedness audits and testing.
Helpdesk Outsourcing and Expertise
Progent is a Microsoft and Cisco Authorized Partner and Progent's remote Help Desk support staff of trained technical experts offers your clients easy access to a dependable technical group with extensive experience providing telephone assistance and online troubleshooting for IT systems based on Microsoft and Cisco technology. Progent's concentration is on giving the Help Desk a positive image as a solid contributor to company productivity. Progent's target is to resolve rather than simply record problems. Progent offers comprehensive Call Center support or seamlessly supplement your existing Helpdesk. Progent can in addition help your company to identify and implement the latest technology for building or improving your internal Call Center.
To find out more information concerning Progent's support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, call 1-800-993-9400 or refer to Contact Progent.