Microsoft Windows 10 features for Enterprise Use

  The new Windows service model brings few surprises.  Microsoft is going to sell their OS per device instead of per license.  This is a result of technology evolving and everything related to it growing in the same direction.  Cloud computing is the future. It saves money, time and space.  When Microsoft started, all they had where computers to put software on.  Now, their products have  expanded to tables, phones, watches, gaming systems and I am sure there will be more to come.  This was a good move to increase their revenue stream.   Taking a look at Windows 7 and Windows 10, there are some features you should be aware of, including saving battery life on your mobile devices.  On the Windows 7 and 10 , the users have the option to pick from different power saving plans. The first one is called “balanced”, which offers full performance and display brightness as well. The second plan is called “power saver”, which gives you slower performance and a darker display.  Depending on the manufacturer that installed your operating system, there may be additional ones.  Otherwise you can always create your own power profile.  Another good way to save power on a Windows 10/7 computer is to turn down the brightness, disconnect wireless devices and turn of different video graphics that are not being utilized. In windows 7 the best way to adjust all these settings at  is to click start and type windows mobility center. Now let’s switch gears and talk about Windows 10 “power saving”  feature which is the battery saver app.  The “battery saver”  is a new...

Samsung Tablet Deployment for Milwaukee Enterprises

Before starting to plan a Tablet deployment you have to make sure everything is going to run smoothly.  What I mean by this, is  if there are any legacy applications you need to run on the tablet , you should test them to make sure they work.  The best way to do this is to purchase a tablet and install all the questionable apps.   After that, have a user test them out and make sure they are functioning.  After you get validation,  you’re ready to start planning.   When putting together a project there are critical steps you must take to accomplish the task at hand.  This project is the deployment of Samsung “Tabs tables” when working with a midsize company.  The steps are; analyze the budget, order new products, create teams,  set up and distribute tablets In a timely fashion.   Step one is analyzing the budget.  The factors you have to consider are how much do the tablets cost, roughly $28,500 (57 people), how much labor or time will it take and are there any other upgrades you need to do to make it work.  For example, new printers, software upgrades accessories and so on.  After researching the different aspects of the project,  I found that all of the old applications can be downloaded onto the new tablets free of cost.  Microsoft office will find the printers once connected to the network.  On the other hand, the setup and breakdown crew were outsourced and cost the company an extra $120.00.  The hardware and software techs receive a salary so they just get their normal pay.   The...

Milwaukee to Madrid

Have you ever thought of getting away,  going on an exciting adventure, and experiencing a different way of life?  One place to consider is the city of Madrid in Spain.  This is the largest city in Spain with a population of three million.  Here you will experience a vibrant culture and interesting people. While visiting Madrid, you will experience all types of artistic and intellectual activity as well as great ethnic food.  Also, if you enjoy shopping there are plenty of places to spend lots of money.  Make sure to pack a translation dictionary or download an app.  The main language in Madrid is Spanish but you may also find people speaking Catalan, Galician and Basque in different areas of Madrid.   How to prepare The first step on planning a trip to go overseas is making sure you have all the correct paperwork and documents filled out. The two things you’re going to need are a passport and a state id or driver’s licence.  If you don’t have these you can get a passport at the post office for around $150 and a ID costs around $20. After you have all those squared away you will want to set a date when your going and then returning.  Make sure you prepare for the long flight.  Especially because flying to Madrid from Milwaukee takes almost 14 hours.  I planned my trip by going on Kayak.com to find my plane tickets, hotel and transportation.  You can also find places to stay and transportation options on there as well.   What will my trip cost? When looking at different airlines I...

How to Earn a CompTIA Net+ (Network Plus) Certification without breaking the bank

Looking for the perfect way to jump start your IT career? The best place to start is to earn the “CompTIA Net+” certification.  This is one of the best certifications, emphasizing your knowledge in the Networking Field.  This will give you a chance to take on the role of building and maintaining a data network.   Networking incorporates wireless and wired technology and how it works.  This certification will ensure that you will understand how to configure different types of networks and troubleshoot different networking issues. It also includes an understanding of different types of cloud technology as well. Cloud technology allows companies to use virtual machines instead of standalone computers for different tasks.  The “CompTIA Net+” certification is a vendor neutral certification so it is useful in numerous occupations .  Some of the top occupations you can apply for when you have a Net+ certification are System Administrator, Information Technology Manager, Help Desk Technician, and Network Administrator. The average salary starts at around $41k – $79k per year for these careers.  To learn more, check out this video. https://youtu.be/pNG7wAaV0d4   Follow these steps to earn that certification.  First you will want to take a “CompTIA Net+” (ITNET-101) class at MATC to prepare for  the exam.  The class is about three months long and costs around $500 depending on where you buy your book.  I bought mine from Amazon for $30 so I saved $70 dollars.  During the class your teacher will offer to let you purchase a school voucher  for $160. This voucher will give you a discounted rate.  The voucher lasts 12 months and are nonrefundable.  ...