The Differences Between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Users

In the IT Support field people will be using both Windows 10 and Windows 7 and it really will help you with your career if you know the differences between the two. With the new Windows 10, it isn’t the last iteration of the Operating System but what it is going to be the last numerical version. When Microsoft says “Windows as a Service” what they really mean is that it is going to be the full version of Windows but what they mean by Servicing is just updating and patching. Windows 10 was provided right after the upsetting Windows 8 and their patch with Windows 8.1. Those two iterations of Windows were very disappointing to the public and so Microsoft offered a free upgrade to anyone that had Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. That was only till July of 2016 and now you have to pay for the upgrade. The great thing about Windows 10 is that you will get free security and feature updates, for the “supported lifetime of the device.”   The new Windows 10 has some issues in regards to battery life of your device. Gizmodo did an article comparing battery life of the two with 3 different devices. The tests that they were doing were a little inconclusive at first because some days the Windows 10 machine will last longer and other days it won’t last as long as a Windows 7 machine. The reason for that is the constant background updates to the system. On Windows 10, it is constantly backing up and updating so it drains the battery a lot faster than...

Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Support Users

New windows as a service model New versions of Windows preceding Windows 10 by default meant waiting long periods for new version and additional training for users. In today’s world things are moving much faster. Windows as a Service (WaaS) will deliver smaller updates more often, giving the opportunity to its users to test a service during its development.  Individuals and organizations will help shape Windows by giving feedback before an update is released. Migrating from earlier versions of Windows, a simple in-place upgrade process will preserve all apps, settings, and data. Since Windows 10 is compatible with most hardware and software running on Windows 7 and later, the application compatibility testing process can be greatly simplified. Microsoft made minimal changes in the existing Win 32 application programming making most Windows desktop applications compatible with Windows 10. Similar, no new hardware is in needed for Windows 10, because minimum hardware requirements for Windows 7 and later are enough to be run on Windows 10. However, new OEM and first party devices are recommended. The way of servicing is changed with Windows 10, meaning that servicing branches are the firs way to separate users into deployment groups for feature and quality updates. Windows 10 has three servicing branches, Current Branch for Business, and Long Term Servicing Branch. Feature updates will be released two to three times per year in smaller segments. A new differential upgrade capability that will reduce the download size by 35% has been announced. Quality updates will be delivered once a month with Windows 10. They will contain both security and other fixes which will help customers...

Deploy latest version of Samsung android tablet to employees of medium size company in Milwaukee.

Okay, you’ve made it! You are now a Project manager of a medium sized company that is based out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The region your company has is in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Chicago. The company wants to upgrade their tech departments for the latest version Samsung has to offer. Our job is to figure out a good strategy that will help the users transition smoothly to the new applications. This scenario requires us to have 57 new Samsung devices, which means 57 users are getting a brand new deceives that they may never have used before. Organization and communication are paramount in the success of this mission. The first thing we need to do is identify a list of tasks that are required to accomplish the project. We need to: • Document number of devices • Create inventory of all applications installed on devices • Create a pilot upgrade device, with the new operating system installed • Install existing applications on to the pilot device • Verify compatibility of the applications on the new OS • Remediate issues with the applications (make changes to make apps work) • Create a migration plan • Execute migration plan • Support devices/users that still have issues • Close the project. Above is a sample list of tasks that will need to be completed to have a successful upgrade. Now it is my opinion that people can use multiple devices to connect to the existing internet. There has never been anything wrong with options. In fact, in my day to day life I have many different forms of electronic equipment that all can do...