Cool new features of Windows 10

Windows Store – download applications securely The windows store had a rocky start and a lot of the modules were not working and the store would always air out. Since then Microsoft has made many improvements in the windows store. Some of the features of the windows store include; user account settings, applications not limited to games, device management, and the ability to send gift cards. The device management allows you to view the devices your account is connected to and give you the option to view which applications you downloaded on each device. Through the store you may also view your regular Microsoft profile.   Start Menu for desktop users is back The start menu has came back with a brand new look but still familiar to the old version. In the new start menu you can scroll and view all of the applications instead of going into an all programs folder to see different applications. They added a few new and useful features integrated with the start menu. One of those is the pin, more, or uninstall option when you right click on an application. The pin option will allow you to pin the application right the task bar. The more option will give you settings for the application and the properties. The uninstall option is pretty self explanatory. The start menu now comes with live tiles. These are applications that are active or interactive with your accounts. You can change the view of these and select which live tiles you want to view and which ones you don’t want to view. The search tab works virtually...

New Features Of Latest Version Of IOS Operating System

  Well truth be told with IOS 10 one of the newest updates for Iphones was a big one, There biggest one yet. So ill go into some of the things they added and changed in this amazing new update. One new edition to the update was tap to replace emoji. So pretty much you can swap your words for emoji with just one touch easy enough right. So for example if you are texting someone and you are finished with text all the word that can be changed into emoji will highlight yellow and you just tap the words BOOM!! magic Another new feature would be raise to wake. meaning any notifications that came to your phone while you are away. You would simply just pick up your iphone and that will wake it and guess what your notifications will be right there waiting. Another new feature they have added is touch and go which uses the 3D touch feature in apple such as calendar, stocks and weather and also messenger. Just to a quick glance at the information you need. You can also take reservations and book tables through apps such as open-table and you can also request a with uber all withing the maps application.  Also have something called tap-back where you can send one of six response it’ll let people know what you thinking.  You can change the way your bubbles look  say it loud and proud and they also have invisible ink you can send a message so that it remains hidden then you just swipe to reveal it. Also siri now opens to...

Differences between Windows 10 features and Windows 7 features

New windows as a service model –                                                                                                                                   There are many differences in the OS model of windows 10 and windows 7. The look of windows 10 is very different but also the sort of the same. Starting at the bottom with the task bar, it is almost the same as windows 7 but has new features. Starting with the search engine and the Cortana listening system. Although windows 7 has the type to search option in the start menu windows 10 has it displayed in the task bar. The start menu also displays live tiles of different applications and programs. Also added is the Multiview icon in the task bar. What that does is show you all the windows and applications that are open at that moment. The control panel is basically the same. The main difference is that it is simplified by category so you don’t have to hunt for certain settings. The windows 10 OS is more efficient than windows 7 because everything just runs so much faster and smoother. How to manage improved battery life in Windows 10 (How is it different from Windows 7) When it comes to the power and sleep options the two OS settings are virtually the...

Don’t Make These Mistakes When Searching For IT Jobs In Milwaukee Area

When you’re submitting your job application: Not responding appropriately to the job posting or following the directions. To make the best impression, demonstrate in your response that you understand what is included in the job description and have followed the directions. The job description may specify a particular way for applicants to respond or may include a question to be answered in the response, so pay close attention. Applying indiscriminately: With your probability of landing a job increasing with the total number of jobs applied for. Select jobs that are a good match for your skills and experience, and choose employers who genuinely interest you. Not proofreading: The lack of basic proofreading of submitted job documents still remains a significant factor in disqualifying applicants. Ignoring social media Social media faux pas can clearly be embarrassing and may cost you job opportunities. So, paying attention to what Google, and Bing, say and or show about you is a good idea.   Selecting bad references Nearly half of employers had a less favorable opinion of the job seeker after speaking with their references While 80% of employers contacted the references provided by the job seeker, over half of those contacted did not have anything nice to say about the job seeker. 29% of employers discovered that a reference was fake, while 15% of job seekers admitted to providing fake references....

Productivity Plugins for Gmail

An email inbox can be a fur ball. More accurately, an entire email account can be chaotic. The fact that email isn’t going away anytime soon makes our email accounts that much more important. Apps and plugins can help tame the gnarly beast that is your Gmail account. Here is a list of seven things to add functionality and organization to your Gmail.   1. Todoist for Gmail Cultivate tasks easily right from email messages or add them at will. There are a lot more features and tracking tools with this Gmail extension as well. Todoist will also sync across your different devices. 2. Boomerang   Boomerang Schedule messages to return to your inbox in the future. Send outgoing messages in the future. Manage message scheduling in simple interface. 3. Streak Manage contacts and keep track of your email relationships with Streak. The Pipeline feature is a cool project management tool. 4. BatchedInbox Batchinbox isn’t free but if you work a lot with Gmail and are getting flooded with emails all day it may be worth it. Schedule times to receive emails in batches. This can give you time to work on clearing tasks or your inbox without a constant barrage of alerts. 5. Snapmail Send sensitive emails with encryption using Snapmail. It’s a free extension for Gmail. It’s a nice lightweight extension. Hit the green Snapmail button, then track it with one of your tracking apps. 6. Gmelius Gmelius isn’t just for the grumpy old paranoid uncle in the family. Sure you can jack up your privacy with tracker blocking, but there are other nice features like task...

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...

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...