Home offices are often the worst for that.
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RE: What Are You Doing Right Now
Had some fun with AT&T - We had not changed our service plan in more than 10 years.... We just came off the original iPhone 3gs Data plan we had.... Sigh,.. went from Unlimited Data to 6gb per month.
Our Smart phones went from $40 to 20, and the dumb phone went from $10 to $20,.. wow... all phones now at $20.. lame.
Also been looking over the NTG MS VolLic Site,.. can't seem to find Win10 to download... only Windows 7, Vista and XP options...
Perhaps NTG doesn't have any agreements that include windows 10 in them.
We do- All of us are (were) on Win10.. I last downloaded and installed it back in September at MangoCon
Other than a partner program giving you access to licenses, I don't see why NTG would need to purchase Windows 10 through Open License? Fairly small company, and as infrequently as MS makes new OSs, I don't understand it. Top that with the single greatest part (in my opinion) about Open licensing is the KMS key management - again, small company with no centralized AD (I think Scott said that NTG got rid of AD) to deploy KMS from so you loose that feature.
Sure you could use MAK keys, but why? OEM licenses should suit the company just fine - one exception - Windows images, but again size and more importantly, desperate locations, don't make image pushes that viable.
So what am I missing?
There is no path to Windows 10 except for OEM, not realistically. Open licensing and all of those things are not Windows 10 licenses, they are Windows 10 upgrade licenses only. OEM (or FRB) are still required regardless. And no one buys FRB. So for all intents and purposes, you always need OEM no matter what for Windows desktops.
RE: What Are You Doing Right Now
Amazed at how little power modern equipment takes.
65" TV, sound bar with sub, and a Fire Stick.
Things sure have changed. Imagine all of that with a 65" CRT and a big tube aplifier and a 1970s mainframe, lol.
RE: Cheap Cloud Storage for Offsite Backup.
Check out BackBlaze B2.
Okay, I am inquiring it.
How people do backups to Cloud storage (for offsite) ? do they schedules backups from on-site backup to Cloud or directly from file server to Cloud ?
In my case, we do have on-site backup on QNAP NAS, so do I need to push the on-site backup to cloud to avoid burden on Server ?
Depends what you want to do.
RE: Not seeing traffic for O365 emails at 587, 993 and 995 ports on Firewall.
Ok, I understand, due to direct connection from Outlook with exchange, no port is being hit on Firewall. So only non-genuine emails going to be recognized at firewall.
Correct. Outlook has basically a private VPN back to the Exchange server over port 443 so no visible traffic of email on your network because there is none. That's better, so ANY SMTP traffic, on any port, is suspect.
Is that also means, if our ISP is blocking our email things due to Spam issue, it's not going to effect our O365 users (while they send emails through outlook client) ?
Outlook doesn't use SMTP or send email, it sends instructions to Exchange, which is totally different. No email protocols are involved.
Okay, so any email ports blocked by our ISP is not going to effect our O365 users.
Correct. You are not sending email in and out of your network, you are only looking at the email system remotely. There are no email protocols, no email traffic and no actual email moving across your network with the tools that you are using.
It has nothing to do with Office365 either. Outlook does not use email protocols for any thing on an exchange server. In house or otherwise.
Right, good point. This is all just general Exchange / Outlook protocol info, not related to a specific hosting service.