SURFACE PRO 3=Cool student in Class!!!


Microsoft has the best Deal Ever for

Students,with a  $300.00 Discount for any Student wanting to buy the

Surface Pro 3 – 256GB / Intel Core i7

which retails for 1549.00 with $300.00 that’s a Great Deal if I Ever saw one.Click on the “Student(s) Link and Start a journey to Great Savings.

Valid until 12/31/2015, or while supplies last. Education discount not combinable with other promotional pricing. Available in Microsoft online store in US (including Puerto Rico). Only available to K-12, higher education students, parents purchasing on behalf of students, faculty, staff, school board, and PTA/PTO executives. Institutions are not eligible for this offer. Some purchases are only available for higher education students, and may require additional eligibility verification. Offer only valid on select products. Limited quantities may be available. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or coupon code. Not combinable with other offers. Taxes may apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. False representations of eligibility voids this offer, and Microsoft reserves the right to collect the full price of product(s) ordered. Limit of 1 item per order for most products. Bulk orders not valid and may be canceled.

Source:www.microsoftstore.com,

What Does Microsoft Smell Like?


Well i imagine that it would smell like Crisp 100 Dollar Bills…i mean they screwed us a couple of years back(remember ME and VISTA) but that another story for another day.

Unless you have been living under a rock then Windows 10 is the upgrade from windows 8.1 and the last Windows that is being released and  is coming this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.Microsoft announced that Windows 10 would be served in the  Flavors that were announced are as Follows:

1.Windows 10 Home

This Version is basically the version that you would find in a consumer version aka home setting.Also inluded in this Package will be Cortana aka the world’s most personal digital assistant(hmm not entirely convinced).

2.Windows 10 Mobile

This is the version that is applicable to Mobile Devices.In addition its would  enable some new devices to take advantage of Continuum for phone, so people can use their phone like a PC when connected to a larger screen.(Cool !!!)

3.Windows 10 Pro

This is a desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1’s and could be better suited to a small Business type setting.It also adds Windows for Business and as i understand this including enterprise-grade security, identity and information protection features, reducing complexity and providing a better experience for the modern needs of business. We’ve simplified management and deployment to help lower costs, including in-place upgrades from Windows 7 or 8 that are focused on making device wipe-and-reload scenarios obsolete. We’re also providing businesses with more choice in how quickly they adopt the latest innovations, and are delivering continued improvements based on customer feedback.

4.Windows 10 Enterprise

Geared to Medium and large enterprises and would in theory  support the broadest range of options for operating system deployment and comprehensive device and app management.

5.Windows 10 Education

This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing, and there will be paths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.Hmm sounds kind of luckluster and why would i want a Student version if i could get the Full Version?? Now if these is going to be a Discounted Version for student then it would make sense,but at What Price?

6.Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise

Apparently this is geared to business customers on smartphones and small tablets.So what is the difference between this and Windows 10 Mobile edition?Perhaps it also brings greater level of security and mobile device management than Windows 10 Mobile and is flexible when it comes to updating employee mobile devices.

7.Windows 10 IoT(Internet of Things) Core

This is an interesting Edition(flavor) it supports small footprint, low cost devices like gateways.Is this a signal that Microsoft is finally embracing the Internet of Things(IoT).Microsoft has a Website dedicated to the IoT as well please check it out.

NOTE TO ALL USERS

Free upgrades will be available for Windows 7, 8.1 and even Windows Phone 8.1 users for a full year.According to Terry Mason he stated that While our free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 will not apply to Non-Genuine Windows devices, and as we’ve  always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a Non-Genuine state.He went on to stay that When we can’t verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user. If you ever encounter this watermark on a new machine, I encourage you to return the device immediately to the retailer from whom you purchased it and request a Genuine Windows device. Non-Genuine Windows has a high risk of malware, fraud, public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions. Non-Genuine Windows is not supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner.

Sources :www.Microsoft.com


1 .Explain the main differences between VoIP service and PSTN service.

VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol while PSTN stands for Public Switched Telecommunications Network.

PSTN is the same as the Plain Old Telephone Systems but a worldwide wired telephone network while VOIP uses digital data. PSTN relies on circuit switching to connect one phone to the other and the call is routed through numerous switches operating on a local, regional national or international level. These means that it sets up a dedicated channel between two points for the duration of the call and is based on copper wires carrying analog voice data. VOIP on the other hand uses packet switching telephony and takes analog signals and turn them into digital data that can be transmitted over the internet.

So the other differences are:

  • VoIP uses internet connectivity while PSTN uses a dedicated telephone line(s)
  • VoIP requires about 10 kbps in each direction due to compression, while PSTN typically requires 64 Kbps in each direction.
  • When it comes to pricing then you can get free VoIP TO VoIP calling both local and international except when calling to mobile and landlines. On the other hand there are no free calls when it comes to PSTN.
  • Service terminates when internet connectivity is lost while PSTN service usually remains active during power outages.
  • Emergency services are usually not provided by VoIP and untraceable while in PSTN emergency calling is enabled and traceable to location.
  • Remote extensions are a standard feature with VoIP while with PTSN these are at an added cost.
  • When it comes to upgrades, VoIP usually requires software upgrades and additional bandwidth compared to PTSN may involve several additions of hardware and adding lines.
  1. Can we make calls between VoIP and PSTN subscribers? If yes, explain how?

With VoIP, you use an IP network, through an ADSL or other Internet connection, to make/receive phone calls to/from PSTN landline networks. You can even talk to people with a landline phone number through your computer, for example using Skype In and Skype Out service. PSTN has phone numbers and IP networks have IP addresses, this is through address translation. Your computer or VoIP device connected to the Internet has an IP address assigned to it. When you call a person on a PSTN landline phone, your call is handed over to the PSTN network through the person’s phone number, which you dial. And vice-versa.

In VoIP, every phone number has an IP address to which it maps. Each time a device (PC, IP phoneATA etc.) engages in a VoIP call, its IP address is translated into the phone number, which is then handed over to the PSTN network. This is analogous to the way web addresses (domain names) and email addresses are mapped to IP addresses.

In other words, What makes phone calls like this work is an extra piece of equipment known as a gateway, which acts as a bridge between the Internet (on one hand) and the PSTN (on the other). You can think of a gateway as a kind of translator that converts telephone calls in IP-format into traditional signals that ordinary phones can understand (and vice versa). It’s also involved in call signaling, so when you dial a landline from a VoIP phone, the gateway converts the call-signaling data into a formaT that the PSTN can understand (and rings the landline the old-fashioned way).


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