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For Trade – 2 x Apple Airport Extreme (AC) & 16GB Kingston 2666 WANTED: Ubiquiti AP

Would you take £35 for your UAP delivered?

I assume you’re no where near me for collection.

I’ve got my Pro installed last night and very impressed, I have coverage in my whole house now but still could make use of your spare unit in the garage wall which is behind my lounge so tablets can use that.

I know you don’t want lose out but you can send it by pigeon to save money. I’m in no rush.

For Trade – 2 x Apple Airport Extreme (AC) & 16GB Kingston 2666 WANTED: Ubiquiti AP

Would you take £35 for your UAP delivered?

I assume you’re no where near me for collection.

I’ve got my Pro installed last night and very impressed, I have coverage in my whole house now but still could make use of your spare unit in the garage wall which is behind my lounge so tablets can use that.

I know you don’t want lose out but you can send it by pigeon to save money. I’m in no rush.

For Trade – 2 x Apple Airport Extreme (AC) & 16GB Kingston 2666 WANTED: Ubiquiti AP

Would you take £35 for your UAP delivered?

I assume you’re no where near me for collection.

I’ve got my Pro installed last night and very impressed, I have coverage in my whole house now but still could make use of your spare unit in the garage wall which is behind my lounge so tablets can use that.

I know you don’t want lose out but you can send it by pigeon to save money. I’m in no rush.

For Trade – 2 x Apple Airport Extreme (AC) & 16GB Kingston 2666 WANTED: Ubiquiti AP

Would you take £35 for your UAP delivered?

I assume you’re no where near me for collection.

I’ve got my Pro installed last night and very impressed, I have coverage in my whole house now but still could make use of your spare unit in the garage wall which is behind my lounge so tablets can use that.

I know you don’t want lose out but you can send it by pigeon to save money. I’m in no rush.

For Trade – 2 x Apple Airport Extreme (AC) & 16GB Kingston 2666 WANTED: Ubiquiti AP

Would you take £35 for your UAP delivered?

I assume you’re no where near me for collection.

I’ve got my Pro installed last night and very impressed, I have coverage in my whole house now but still could make use of your spare unit in the garage wall which is behind my lounge so tablets can use that.

I know you don’t want lose out but you can send it by pigeon to save money. I’m in no rush.

DevOps tools training sparks IT productivity

Enterprises have a new weapon to combat the IT skills shortage where new hiring and training practices fall short.

Most IT pros agree the fastest path to IT burnout is what Amazon engineers have termed “undifferentiated heavy lifting,” which is repetitive and uninteresting work that has little potential for wider impact beyond keeping the lights on. DevOps tools training, which involves IT automation practices, can reduce or eliminate such mundane work and can compensate against staff shortages and employee attrition.

“Automation tools aren’t used to eliminate staff; they’re used to help existing staff perform at a higher level,” said Pete Wirfs, a programmer specialist at SAIF Corp., a not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurance company in Salem, Ore., that has used Automic Software’s Automation Engine to orchestrate scripts.

The company has used Automation Engine since 2013, but last year, it calculated new application development would add hundreds of individual workflows to the IT operations workload. Instead, Wirfs said he found a way to automate database queries and use the results to kick off scripts, so a single centralized workflow could meet all the project’s needs.

As a result, SAIF has expanded its IT environment exponentially over the last four years with no additional operations staff. The data center also can run lights-out for a few hours each night, with the automation scripts set up to handle monitoring, health checks and route alerts to the appropriate contacts when necessary. No IT ops employees work on Sundays at SAIF at all.

“There’s no end to what we can find to automate,” Wirfs said.

DevOps tools training standardizes IT processes

SAIF’s case illustrates an important facet of DevOps tools training: standardization of a company’s tools and workflows. A move from monoliths to microservices can make an overall system more complex, but individual components become similar, repeatable units that are easier to understand, maintain and troubleshoot.

“The monoliths of the early 2000s were very complicated, but now, people are a lot more pragmatic,” said Nuno Pereira, CTO of iJET International, a risk management company in Annapolis, Md. “DevOps has given us a way to keep component complexity in check.”

In modern monitoring systems, DevOps tools training can curtail the notifications that bombard IT operations pros through centralized tools, such as Cisco’s AppDynamics and LogicMonitor. These are popular among DevOps shops because they boost the signal-to-noise ratio of highly instrumented and automated environments, and they establish a standardized common ground for collaborative troubleshooting.

“[With] LogicMonitor, [we can] capture data and make it easily viewable so that different disciplines of IT can speak the same language across skill sets,” said Andy Domeier, director of technology operations at SPS Commerce, a communications network for supply chain and logistics businesses based in Minneapolis.

Four or five years ago, problems in the production infrastructure weren’t positively identified for an average of about 30 minutes per incident, Domeier said. Now, within one to two minutes, DevOps personnel can determine there is a problem, with an average recovery time of 10 to 15 minutes, he estimated.

Standardization has been key to keeping up with ever-bigger web-scale infrastructure at DevOps bellwethers such as Google.

“If every group in a company has a different set of technologies, it is impossible to make organizationwide changes that lift all boats,” said Ben Sigelman, who built Dapper, a distributed tracing utility Google uses to monitor distributed systems. Google maintains one giant source-code repository, for example, which means any improvement immediately benefits the entire Google codebase.

“Lack of standardization is an impediment to DevOps, more than anything else,” Sigelman said.

Google has standardized on open source tools, which offer common platforms that can be used and developed by multiple companies, and this creates another force-multiplier for the industry. Sigelman, now CEO of a stealth startup called LightStep, said DevOps tools training has started to have a similar effect in the mainstream enterprise.

Will AI help?

DevOps tools training can go a long way to help small IT teams manage big workloads, but today’s efficiency improvements have their limits. Already, some tools, such as Splunk Insights, use adaptive machine-learning algorithms to give the human IT pro’s brain an artificial intelligence (AI) boost — a concept known as AIOps.

“The world is not going to get easier,” said Rick Fitz, senior vice president of IT markets for Splunk, based in San Francisco. “People are already overwhelmed with complexity and data. To get through the next five to 10 years, we have to automate the mundane so people can use their brains more effectively.”

People are already overwhelmed with complexity and data. To get through the next five to 10 years, we have to automate the mundane.
Rick Fitzsenior vice president of IT markets, Splunk

Strong enthusiasm for AIOps has spread throughout the industry. Today’s analytics products, such as Splunk, use statistics to predict when a machine will fail or the broader impact of a change to an IT environment. However, AIOps systems may move beyond rules-based systems to improve on those rules or gain insights humans won’t come up with on their own, said Brad Shimmin, analyst with GlobalData PLC, headquartered in London. Groups of companies will share data the way they share open source software development today and enhance the insights AIOps can create, he predicted.

The implications for AIOps are enormous. Network intrusion detection is just one of the many IT disciplines experts predict will change with AIOps over the next decade. AIOps may be able to detect attack signatures or malicious behavior in users that humans and today’s systems cannot detect — for example, when someone hijacks and maliciously uses an end-user account, even if the end user’s identifier and credentials remain the same.

But while AIOps has promise, those who’ve seen its early experimental implementations are skeptical that AIOps can move beyond the need for human training and supervision.

“AI needs a human being to tell it what matters to the business,” LightStep’s Sigelman said, based on what he saw while working at Google. “AI is a fashionable term, but where it’s most successful is when it’s used to sift through a large stream of data with user-defined filtering.”

Beth Pariseau is senior news writer for TechTarget’s Data Center and Virtualization Media Group. Write to her at bpariseau@techtarget.com or follow @PariseauTT on Twitter.

Cloud App Security new auto-remediation feature

Immediate session log off for suspicious users

Real-time remediation for security threats is a key challenge for companies, where attackers can move quickly to access critical data. The Cloud App Security team is excited to introduce a new feature for threat protection through integration with Azure Active Directory: when a suspicious activity is identified in Cloud App Security portal, you can now initiate an auto-remediation action logging off these users and requiring users to sign in again to Office 365 as well as all apps accessed through Azure Active Directory.

Let’s explore two key reaction capabilities of this feature:

Respond to anomalous behavior

External sharing of sensitive files, download of sensitive files from unrecognized locations, or any activity that’s considered abnormal can trigger alerts in Cloud App Security portal. These alerts provide immediate notification of potential security incidents and assist admins with proactive investigation.

In the event of suspicious user behavior, the new auto-remediation feature allows the security admin to take immediate action, triggering a revocation of all user sessions, and requiring the user to sign-in again to all apps.

React to account takeover

When an attacker gains unauthorized access to an account, a common industry practice is to disable the account. But this is not enough! If the account is actively being used to exfiltrate data, gain elevated privileges in the organization, or any other method that keeps the attacker’s session active, they can still use the compromised account.

The new Cloud App Security capability allows an admin to revoke the compromised account’s sessions and fully mitigate the attack. Cloud App Security invalidates all the user’s refresh tokens issued to cloud apps.

How to implement this feature

Requiring the user to sign in again can be set during the policy creation phase, or initiated directly from an alert as part of the resolution options for a user. Initiating governance actions directly from the policy allow for automatic remediation. In this case, the admin needs only to select this option and it will be enforced.

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Policy setting: require user to sign-in again

Alternatively, an admin can select to require another sign in as part of the reactive investigation of an alert as seen below. In either case, to ensure secure productivity, the user is protected and can continue working with minimal interruption.

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Require user to sign in again during investigation of a specific alert

Better together

Our goal is to provide a holistic and innovative security approach with Enterprise Mobility + Security. Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory together offer unique value that help you gain better control over your cloud, by identifying suspicious activities which may be indicative of a breach and then respond immediately.

Learn more and give us feedback

We know how important visibility, control and threat protection are for you, especially when it comes to cloud apps. Our goal is to continuously innovate to provide a top-notch user experience, visibility, data control and threat protection for your cloud apps. If you would like to learn more about our solution, please visit our technical documentation page.

We’d also love to hear your feedback. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please leave a comment or visit our Microsoft Cloud App Security Tech Community page.

For Sale – ASUS Turbo 1060 6GB Graphics Card – New

Reason for sale? where was it bought from? does it come with invoice/receipt?

Firm offer of £185 including delivery if the above checks out okay. Mining craze has slowed and prices will return to normal within the next month or so is what the news is coming from retailers and manufacturers which can be seen from the above.

Introducing the Outlook.com beta

Today, we’re launching the Outlook.com beta, an opt-in web experience where you can try out new product innovations and let us know what you think. Recent advances in programming, design, and artificial intelligence have enabled our engineers and designers to improve the Outlook.com web experience in several areas—and we’re eager to get your feedback. If you enjoy being a part of what’s next, just click the Try the beta toggle, rolling out to all users in the next few weeks. You can test drive our new experience and switch back to the regular web experience any time.

Here’s a look at what’s new:

A faster experience

We’re implementing a more responsive web development framework that delivers an upgraded search feature, a fresher look with a modern conversation style and a new design to let you see, read, and attach files and photos faster.

Image showing the Outlook beta inbox, with the search feature displaying suggested contacts.

A new look with upgraded search that previews files and photos right in your conversation list.

A smarter inbox

Your inbox now shows you Quick Suggestions as you type—so you can easily add information about restaurants, flights, or your favorite teams’ schedules to your conversations. An improved photo experience puts all the pictures sent or received in your email in one place and makes it easier to share them with others. The new modern conversation style makes it easier to manage and preview photos and attachments.

Image showing an email, with the Quick Suggestions feature adding the details of a place to meet for coffee to the email.

Get Quick Suggestions for places as you type, so you can easily add details to your emails.

Better personalization

You can personalize your inbox with your favorite people and folders to make it easier to find the friends, files, and conversations that matter to you and give your communications a personal touch with an easier way to access tons of expressions, including popular emojis and GIFs right inside Outlook.

Image showing an email, with the Expressions pane displayed that allows users to add an Emoji or GIF to their email.

A variety of emojis and GIFs are available to add personality to your messages.

Additional enhancements will be rolled out over the next few months, including updates to Calendar and People. Based on your feedback, we’ll iterate, improve, refine, or discard them. At the end of the beta, we’ll bring the best innovations into Outlook.com.

How do I get started?

Today, we started rolling out the Try the beta toggle. You can access the Outlook.com beta as soon as you see the toggle switch appear on the top right corner of your inbox. If you don’t see it now, you’ll see it in the next few weeks. It’s easy to move between the beta and the regular Outlook.com experience by switching the toggle back and forth.

Image of the Try the beta toggle button and a dialog prompting user to try it now.

Find the Try the beta toggle on the top right of your inbox.

If you want to be a part of the evolution of Outlook.com, this is your chance. Just switch the toggle on the top right corner of your inbox and join us. We will be posting updates on new and updated features in our Outlook.com beta support article, so check it regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest changes.

We read every piece of feedback that we receive, so please send us your thoughts through UserVoice.

—The Outlook team

Frequently asked questions

Q. Why don’t I see the beta toggle?

A. We are rolling out the beta and it could take some time to reach all our users. If you are an Outlook.com Premium customer, please read the Learn about the Outlook.com beta support article.

Q. Who can join the beta?

A. Any Outlook.com user who sees the Outlook beta toggle in their inbox can join.

Q. Where can I learn more about the beta and keep up with updates?

A. You can get all the details in the Outlook.com beta support article.

Q. Can I switch back from the beta?

A. Yes. You can always switch back to the regular Outlook.com web experience by switching back the Try the beta toggle.

Q. I don’t see some of my favorite features in the beta. Will you be adding features later?

A. Yes, we’ll continue to add more features in the beta over time—stay tuned.

Q. Why can’t I see add-ins?

A. We are working to bring add-ins to the beta. The Outlook.com beta update history article will keep you up-to-date on what is new.

Q. How long will the beta last?

A. We’re not sure! We’ll try new things, get your feedback, and keep iterating. When the beta has served its purpose, we’ll wind it down.

Q. How do I opt in?

A. Switch the toggle located on the top right corner of your inbox. Read Learn about the Outlook.com beta for details.

Q. Will this impact any of my data or how Outlook.com synchronizes with my phone?

A. No. The Outlook.com beta is focused on new UI and web features; the way your phone syncs up is unchanged.

Q. Will there be new Calendar and People experiences in the beta?

A. Yes. We’ll roll out new experiences to those areas in the coming months.

Q. I have issues with the beta.

A. Please see Get help with the Outlook.com beta, and if your issue isn’t mentioned there, let us know. Remember, you can always switch back to the regular Outlook.com web experience by switching back the Try the beta toggle.

Explore Your Favorite Car in Stunning Detail in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Welcome to week four of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, where we are well on our way to revealing the more than 700+ vehicles that will be a part of Forza Motorsport 7 at launch. With hundreds of cars to race, customize, and explore, this week we’re focusing on the “exploration” part of the game. After all, every car in Forza Motorsport 7 features a full Forzavista experience, thereby allowing players to discover each car’s unique characteristics in exquisite detail. Nowhere is the Forzavista level of detail more apparent than with car engines. Consider two fan favorites: the 2017 Ford GT and the Subaru Impreza 22B STi, both of which feature fully modeled engines in Forzavista for the first time in Forza Motorsport 7.

Two years ago, the GT debuted in the Forza franchise before it was even completed in the real world. For Forza Motorsport 7, the team at Turn 10 returned to Ford Performance’s masterpiece for another round of sourcing, this time with a focus on capturing all the magic of the Ford GT’s Eco-Boost engine and its intricate components. For the Subaru Impreza 22B, the team travelled halfway across the world to source a completely original car – including all factory stickers and zero modifications – giving players a rare glimpse at this beloved Subie.

With Forzavista, details matter and we can’t wait for players to explore their favorite cars in Forza Motorsport 7. In fact, we’re making the Forzavista experience even better by allowing players to explore cars not only in our gorgeous pre-made home spaces, but also track-side before the race begins.

This week in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage we are proud to announce a deep list of cars from America; more than 100 cars and trucks from as early as 1970 (earlier models were announced during week 2 Vintage Week). Whether you prefer classic muscle or the latest trends from Detroit, this week’s lineup will never leave you wanting for power.

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R

The “R” in GT350R may as well stand for “radical” when you consider how much better Ford Performance made an already amazing car. Powering the GT350R is a flat-crank 5.2-liter V8 churning out more than 500 horsepower and blasting one of the most amazing sounds in exhaust history. But it only gets better as you explore the rest of this modern muscle masterpiece. With carbon fiber wheels (the first to come from a major manufacturer), adaptive magnetorheological suspension and sculpted aero, the GT350R is nothing less than an apex-gulping track day weapon, full of bad intentions. Take it for a spin in Forza Motorsport 7 and watch the records fall.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

Among Mopar enthusiasts the Challenger R/T stands near the king of the hill, whether on the drag strip or a road course. With a 426 Hemi under the hood pumping out 425 horsepower, no one will dispute the R/T’s ability to pounce. The dual hood scoops are functional by forcing air into the engine bay, although the true performance enhancement was the “Shaker” hood option that protruded through the hood and attached directly to the air-cleaner. Externally, you can also tell an R/T 426 by its wider fenders, rolled to accommodate the 15-inch wheel option. On the inside, the trademark simulated walnut three-spoke steering wheel and Hurst pistol-grip shifter make an unforgettable impression. As a package, the Challenger R/T has enough appeal to make a Mopar lover out of anyone.

Here is the list of American rides we are revealing this week. As always, stay tuned to ForzaMotorsport.net for the full list of Forza Motorsport 7 cars revealed to date.

1970 AMC Rebel “The Machine”

1971 AMC Javelin AMX

1977 AMC Pacer X

1970 Buick GSX

1987 Buick Regal GNX

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2013 Cadillac XTS Limousine

2016 Cadillac ATS-V

2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle Super Sport 454

1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

1970 Chevrolet El Camino Super Sport 454

1971 Chevrolet Vega GT

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport

1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1

2002 Chevrolet Camaro 35th Anniversary Super Sport

2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2014 Chevrolet Super Sport

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

1972 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T E49

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee

1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS

1999 Dodge Viper GTS ACR

2005 Dodge SRT-4 ACR

2008 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

2013 Dodge Dart GT

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

2016 Dodge Viper ACR

1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo

1956 Ford F-100

1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1

1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO

1973 Ford Capri RS3100

1973 Ford Escort RS1600

1973 Ford XB Falcon GT

1975 Ford Bronco

1977 Ford Escort RS1800

1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra

1981 Ford Fiesta XR2

1985 Ford RS200 Evolution

1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500

1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

1992 Ford Falcon GT

1993 Ford SVT Cobra R

1995 Ford SVT Cobra R

2000 Ford SVT Cobra R

2003 Ford Focus RS

2005 Ford GT

2009 Ford Focus RS

2007 Ford Shelby GT500

2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan

2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Shelby

2013 Ford Shelby GT500

2014 Ford Fiesta ST

2014 Ford FPV Limited Edition Pursuit Ute

2015 Ford Falcon GT F 351

2015 Ford Falcon XR8

2015 Ford Mustang GT

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

2016 Ford Focus RS

2017 Ford GT

1983 GMC Vandura G-1500

2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha

1970 International Scout 800A

1976 Jeep CJ5 Renegade

1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

2016 Jeep Trailcat

2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter

1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

1971 Meyers Manx

2011 Penhall Cholla

2015 Polaris RZR XP 1000 EPS

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI

1971 Plymouth GTX 426 HEMI

2000 Plymouth Prowler

1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455

1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air

2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP

2013 Ram Runner

2013 SRT Viper GTS