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...

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...

Business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

Napoleon Tayone

Napoleon Tayone

Inspiring IT Computer Support Specialist
Napoleon Tayone
We are pleased to congratulate and welcome you in Telefonica as our new Security Administrator. As part of your onboarding, we would like to invite you to participate in our Security Basic Course that will be held on June 05 to 09, 2017 here in our headquarters in Madrid, Spain. This Security Basic Course is part of our Academia de Telefonica, our training program to our employees. This course aims to train our new Security Administrators in a Telefonica way that will also give you the opportunity to meet all the other Telefonica Security Administrators operating around the world. This business trip will be covered under our company’s International Travel policy, this should therefore cover your travel, accommodation and daily allowance. Please feel free to decide through the following options that will work best for you.   Daily allowance: As per our company policy, the daily allowance for business trips located in Spain is €65 (approximately $71/ day) for the following breakdown: Food: €40 Breakfast: €8 Lunch: €12 Dinner: €20 Miscellaneous: €25 that can cover your transportation and other miscellaneous expenses that you might incur per day   Accommodation: Our company has accredited various hotels in Madrid where our company has obtained special rates. Below is the list of top 5 hotels located within 10 miles from our Head Quarters   Hotel Room Rate WiFi included (Y/N) Breakfast included (Y/N) Distance from Head quarters (miles) The Principal Madrid Deluxe $431/ night Y Y 0.5 mi Wellington Hotel Superior Double room single use $385/day N Y 0.60 mi NH Collection Madrid Suecia Premium room $375 Y N 0.5 mi Hotel...