Differences between Windows 7 and Windows 10 for Enterprise Support Users

The Information Week article called, “Windows 10: Microsoft Attempts A SaaS Model” by Larry Loeb explains that a key change in Windows 10 Enterprise is that Microsoft will no longer be charge per license. Instead Microsoft will charge per device to accommodate growth, the cloud and mobility sectors. In addition, an Information Week article called “Windows 10 Vs. Windows 7: What Enterprise IT Needs To Know” by Curtis Franklin explains how Windows 10 Enterprise differs in comparison to Windows 7 Enterprise and other versions. Windows 10 as a Service is a feature that is included in Windows 10 Enterprise. The purpose of WAaS is to simplify the process of upgrading and updating. I think that there has to be some accommodations made, especially because security threats constantly evolve. Microsoft has to develop solutions which may involve totally new builds and operating systems. Those upgrades have to be pushed to servers and individual users. So economically I understand how a per-user charge would be more suitable, compared to collective usage charges. An article called “Battery Saver” on Microsoft’s Hardware Dev Center website explains that the Battery Saver feature will automatically activate when the device percentage falls below 20%. Battery Saver also prevents applications from running in the background and it limits other application activity, to limit consumption of battery usage while the battery level is below 20%. An article listed on Microsoft’s Windows IT Center called, “Power Management for Network Devices in Windows 7” explains that there are features that can be configured to manage power on a network. For example the Low Power on Media Disconnect feature places the...

Business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

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...

Planning a Business Trip to Madrid, Spain

So, I understand that you want to plan a business trip to Madrid, Spain, but do not have a single thought of how to prepare for it.  Now we are on the same boat.  I hope to travel internationally one day and try to prepare myself for when that day comes.  I have recently just came back from Wisconsin Dells and paid $250 which covered the cabin, food, and gas, and anything else.  Since we went as a group, the money was split evenly per couple.  Now I did not plan much because the trip was just a little get away with some friends and family.  On the day of departing, I decided to bring $300 in cash just in case there were places to explore.  After the week, I came back with a little over $100 because of the store and outlet mall.  Now I have a little knowledge of how to prepare myself for next time.  As we go through this guide, these are my opinions on how to get yourself started.  Here are a few tips and some pointers to help you start planning your trip without the headache. Scheduling flight/hotel – For this I have booked a 5 day (Mon-Fri) trip Use trip advisor to look up flights Trip advisor is a great search engine to look for the cheapest deals. You can choose what airline to fly on, how many stops, and many more. A round trip costs as low as $1310, but may take up to a day to arrive Booking a flight and hotel will save you half the trouble of looking...

Make Travel arrangements for the Business Trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

Today I am planning a trip to Madrid, Spain for a week because I was chosen to go to shadow a company for a week to see how their IT business is running in Spain. The main goal for this trip is just to see if we can look at their policies and see if we can implement them back to our company. My travel options are either from Mitchell Airport MKE directly to Madrid non-stop or with stops. The cheaper option would be driving to Chicago and boarding the plane from the O’Hare International Airport. A round-trip from Chicago to Madrid would cost around $788, on the other hand a round cost to Madrid from Milwaukee would cost $1108. So I’m going to be taking the cheap route because Chicago is not that far from Milwaukee. Here are the five hotels I have listed that I’m going to consider staying: Hotel Orfila, Artiem Madrid, Only YOU Hotel Atocha, Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques, and lastly ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini. Artiem Madrid costs $106/night so that’s a total or $424 for staying those five days. Only YOU Hotel Atocha costs $157/night with a total of $628. Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques costs $312/night with a total of $1248. ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini costs $247/night with a total $988. I will be staying at Hotel Orfila because it has great reviews online and also for that week its only for $286/night with a total of $1144. After staying there, I will be hungry so for meals I will probably head downtown and get some town food so I...

Planning a business trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

So, your boss called you and said you are going on a business trip to Spain, superficially MADRID! What an opportunity! You need to make sure you plan accordingly so this once in a lifetime opportunity does not go to waste. In this article, I will help you do JUST THAT, with a little help from a great website called Asana. So, sit back, relax, and follow these steps. To be able to follow along I have included a screen shot of my asana Task list. The first thing you are going to want to do is get your passport as this can take many weeks to receive in the mail. Go here to do that.  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html Next thing is to figure out how you are going to get across that big pond we like to call the Atlantic Ocean. You guessed it, a flight is the fastest most convenient cost effect way. One of my favorite websites to find cheap flights is skyscanner.com. There are so many searching options including (cheapest month) where the website finds you the absolute cheapest flight possible. This works well for if time is of no importance to you. But for this business trip it is so we can’t use that option. But this will surely still find the best price. In doing a simple search you will see that there are no direct flights from Milwaukee to Spain. But there are plenty of options from ORD. The cheapest flight to Spain is $194 which is a deal in the airline industry! This is our cheapest option. $785 dollars for a round trip...

Planning a Business Trip from Milwaukee to San Francisco

Making a business trip to another city is a more exciting part of any job, it’s nice to get a new sense of scenery and new experiences.  Planning a trip should be done carefully however to make sure it’s both economical and as efficient as possible.  Planning something properly can save you a lot of time than trying to figure out what you are going to do when you get there on the fly.  Having a solid plan also will make sure you stay on budget in case you are only compensated for so much of the trip.  Staying on an expected spending limit saves you and the company money in this case.  Follow this example of a trip to San Francisco to give you some insight on what needs to be done when planning these trips. Learn about our business need and purpose We need to know exactly what we must get done, also find out if it’s all necessary as we need to know how many resources we can allocate to the trip.  In this example, we must visit the city and stop at four locations to assist with network maintenance.  We know we must get at least the bare minimum done of organizing the physical network, making sure all network devices are reachable across the office, and testing major equipment.  We know organizing the physical network will take about two hours, we know each office only has a few network printers to test, and we know systems connect to network drives in the office.  We can estimate we need to make four stops at roughly three...

Plan a Business Trip from Milwaukee to Madrid

Objective International travel is not always a fanciful affair. Efficient planning and forethought can make a trip work out. I stayed in Australia for two weeks in 2010 with just a carry-on. Traveling lean is part of efficiency. If a company is sending someone across the Atlantic, a lean and efficient plan could be a great asset for saving resources while effectively accomplishing a goal. For this project I planned for a 5-day trip, Monday-Friday. I found few options for arriving in Madrid in the morning. Considering there may be business plans scheduled for Monday, this project plan is for six days including travel. Departure will be Sunday and return is Friday. In the event of recurring business trips, the traveler should research credit card options that provide travel rewards. Lean Travel Options Booking the flight for this trip can reveal many options. Flying out of Milwaukee can be approximately $400-$600 more than flying out of Chicago O’Hare. To save that money, one can be inconvenienced to book a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago O’Hare for $55. The traveler will probably have to spend more time traveling, but the cost savings are significant. One good way to both save money and experience the destination more intimately is to use a service like Airbnb. Staying in a hotel is rarely a unique experience. With Airbnb, you can have a more authentic experience. I researched these options for the trip to Madrid and there were plenty of options much more reasonable than hotels in the same area. According to my research, the traveler can easily save $400-$700.  Tasks Obtain passport if...

How to Plan Busness trip from Milwaukee to Madrid, Spain

So you’ve decided to travel to Madrid? Fantástico! Having spent a couple weeks in and around there myself in my younger days, I can say that you have made a great decision. Spain is a vibrant, lively place full of culture, history, (mostly) wonderful people, and some of the best food you’ll ever eat. However, getting there is going to take some planning. What kind of documents are you going to need? How can I save money on flights? Where should I stay? I hope to he;p you answer these questions and more. First, before you do anything else, you have to consider what documents you’re going to need to travel to Spain. As with any international country, number one, with a bullet, is going to be a passport. You aren’t going anywhere without a passport. Instructions on applying for a passport, including where to go and what documentation is needed, may be found online here. I am assuming that you are from the United States and, if you are, a visa is not required but if you aren’t, you may want to consult this list to find out if your country is one where a visa would be required. Also, regardless of which country you’re from, the maximum number of day you can be in Spain without special permissions is 90. Second, you’re going to need flights. There are a multitude of airlines that fly from the U.S. to Spain so it’s really a matter of deciding who is going to fit your timetable and your budget. Everybody is going to tell you that their airfare web site...