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 Mid-Size Company in Milwaukee

Objective This plan should be used to seamlessly and effectively roll out new tablets to the employees of a medium-sized Milwaukee company. Tablet devices can be used to streamline work flow and increase employee mobility. The Android system should allow for flexibility in choosing software. This plan includes a rough order of magnitude that estimates for timeline, monetary cost, and resources. Cooperation with the current IT staff should be considered a high priority. Timeline & List of Tasks There should be 12 weeks of initial planning before the roll out. This plan is for deployment only. Consideration should be given to post-roll out support. The devices and software will need technical support once implemented. Week 1 Hardware & software inventory Current IT staff should submit detailed list of current tablets & software Week 2-3 Research options & hardware requirement for new tablets Include current IT staff in the discussion Research & shop MDM services Request office printer compatibility information from IT staff (wireless print servers) Request wireless network & security report from IT staff Week 4-5 Submit cost estimate to stakeholders Research tech support requirements Shop vendor options Week 6-7 Obtain prototype tablet device & begin testing Task IT staff with the prototype tablet & request feedback Deploy prototype to an employee for regular simulation testing Week 8 Analyze tablet prototype feedback Finalize choice of tablet & software with IT staff Place order for new devices Week 9-10 Create plan with IT staff for organized software installation & migration on new tablets Receive & verify new devices – register & add to inventory Setup & test wireless network Week...

Get Your CompTIA Network+ Certification in Milwaukee

Professional certifications have obvious benefits in real world applications. This is a guide to becoming certified in CompTIA Net+ in Milwaukee, WI. There is more than one way accomplish this. Here, I will outline the long route. One can essentially do the minimum and possibly ace the exam by accident with few resources used or time dedicated. That plan is not logical. Follow this plan for best results. Stakeholders: You are the most important person in this project. Some may claim their peers or parents are stakeholders. Countless movies and television shows exist only to explain the drawbacks of this. Consider Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Don’t be like Cameron. Do things for yourself. Objective: “Either you’re slingin’ crack rock or you got a wicked jump shot” -Notorious BIG. This Net+ certification should help you in your career as an IT professional. This can be the wicked jump shot on your resume. Cost: Expect to fork out about $900 using this plan. The bulk of this expense is the class at MATC. There may be financial aid to be utilized. One could also get creative and put together a crowd fund. Tasks:  Find your motivation and commit to the plan. A wise man once said, “There is no try. Only do or do not”.  Register for CompTIA Net+ class at MATC. This will aid in gaining the required knowledge and confidence to  pass the CompTIA Net+ exam. See link below.  Obtain the required resources. The comprehensive online resource Testout for the Net+ class is an important  resource here. It is required for the class and has practice exams...

Writing-English Help for MATC IT Computer Support Specialist Students

Vadim Mikhailenko

Vadim Mikhailenko

MATC IT Computer Support Program Instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Vadim is a pasionate IT instructor with 20 years of experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and makes students his top priority.
Vadim Mikhailenko
  Below options are available to get assistance with writing: IN PERSON HELP WITH WRITING Writing Center, C270, Downtown—Open Monday-Thursday, 7:45am-8:00pm and Fridays, 7:45-4:00pm. Personal, in-person help with papers. Google:  “MATC Writing Center” or click:  http://guides.matc.edu/ASC/DowntownWriting   Academic Support Centers in Mequon, West Allis, and Oak Creek. Google:  “MATC ASC” or click:  http://guides.matc.edu/ASC/overview   For Specific Times and Locations of English Tutors in the Academic Support Centers, Google:  “MATC Tutoring Schedules” or click:  http://tutor.matc.edu/tutorsearch.php? Under “Find Tutoring Sessions,”  search by “Subject-English”   Workshops on Request—Writing Skills—specific consultations or workshops for individuals, small groups, or an entire classroom! Google: “MATC Workshops on Request”  or click: http://guides.matc.edu/Tutoring_Services/workshops/overview     ONLINE HELP IN WRITING Online Writing Lab (OWL)—Submit papers online for help from MATC staff Downtown Google:  “MATC OWL” or click:  http://guides.matc.edu/ASC/DowntownWriting   NetTutor—24/7 online help for English and Paper Writing from a national tutoring company—free to MATC college students. Google:  “MATC online writing help” or click:  http://guides.matc.edu/Tutoring_Services/types/Online...