(Windows 10 is kernel NT 6.4.)
Windows 10 is kernel version 10. They changed it after one of the major consumer previews were released.
About your performance issues in Win 10, check your processes for misbehaving OneDrive for Business client. I've had more than one incidence with more than one user (including myself), where ODfB was running at 95% cpu or higher basically non-stop. My laptop got so hot I could barely touch it. Once I killed the process, everything cooled down and the performance recovered significantly.
Oh, also, if that happens, you may have to disconnect the library and re sync.
They need to get their shit together with this OneDrive for Business nonsense. Seriously.
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I remember a SW thread where Chris from Microsoft addressed this, and to upgrade your machines to 10 and image them, you have to manually run the update to 10, then go back and re-image.
To get the free upgrade, you mean? Since there is a free 8.1 -> 10 path, I could see that. Is there something similar to get from 7 -> 8?
It was my understanding that the free upgrade to Windows 10 did not include Enterprise. The upgrade to Enterprise still requires a VL agreement, so in that regard, nothing changed with the release of 10.
If you want to learn CRM basics and not a specific system, SugarCRM is very popular and is free and open source. You can install it on a Linux VM quite easily. Or you can install it to a system like A Small Orange with a single click. Getting access to a common CRM to play with it would be pretty easy. Then you can say that you have deployed it as well.
Azure has an out of the box SugarCRM in the Web App gallery
We are in the process of migrating our file server to SharePoint Online. Just wondering if any of you guys have a backup plan for SP online, to access files in case of any downtime with SP online. If so how can i do this?
Lots of posts here, so I'll just respond directly to this. Essentially, you've got two things to worry about here - DATA LOSS and CONNECTIVITY LOSS. A few thoughts on this -
Microsoft does all the backing up you could need and want, on a few levels. Number one, they have datacenter backups that we don't have access to. These are for when the shit really hits the fan. SharePoint, by nature, has many different ways of getting back a file. One, obviously, being version history. Second, you've got two levels of recycle bin on SharePoint. You've got the Site recycle bin and then you've got the Site Collection recycle bin, both of which have set retention (default is 30 days I believe). If that isn't good enough, you've also got the OneDrive for Business sync client that sync BOTH OD4B libraries, as well as ANY OTHER SharePoint library (yes, on-prem too - it's slick when it works). It has to be done on a library by library basis, so this certainly should NOT be considered part of any (sane) backup strategy, not to mention it's prone to sync errors.
With the above being said, I can understand your trepidation about not having access to files that were once happily stored on your file server (this was a gutsy move by the way - especially if it wasn't only for "User" files as opposed to real-deal NTFS shares on a Windows box somewhere on your network. SharePoint is a giant pain in the ass when it comes to file\path length and character-type limitations). We started "suggesting" to users that they take advantage of their OD4B accounts as a replacement for their "My Documents" storage. We have not started enforcing this yet because OneDrive has way too many sync issues that are going to be addressed, but haven't been yet. In fact, I was just dealing with a sync debacle as recently as yesterday. I digress. Anyway, backing up SharePoint in the cloud is a challenge and it can be costly to solve it. Essentially, there is no right answer here (as proven by the 60 plus replies here lol)
You mentioned your concern was downtime, so I'll address that. So it can basically come in two forms, right? One - your work ISP goes down and no one has internet access. Two - SharePoint Online goes down and the whole world can't get to it. While number 2 can certainly happen, think realistically at how possible that really is. Sure it can happen, but it's a long shot, at BEST. Looking at your ISP, I'm sure you have a nice little redundant firewall setup going so if ISP 1 goes down, ISP 2 takes over happily, right?
So to sum up, I think if you've got your head in the game with knowledge about how version history and how the recycle bin structure of SharePoint works, you really should be covered from DATA LOSS. If you've got redundant ISP's, you should be covered from CONNECTIVITY LOSS. So unless you've got some sort of regulatory requirement to back that sh*t up, I think you should be OK.
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