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Container Images are now out for Windows Server version 1709!

With the release of Windows Server version 1709 also come Windows Server Core and Nano Server base OS container images.

It is important to note that while older versions of the base OS container images will work on a newer host (with Hyper-V isolation), the opposite is not true. Container images based on Windows Server version 1709 will not work on a host using Windows Server 2016.  Read more about the different versions of Windows Server.

We’ve also made some changes to our tagging scheme so you can more easily specify which version of the container images you want to use.  From now on, the “latest” tag will follow the releases of the current LTSC product, Windows Server 2016. If you want to keep up with the latest patches for Windows Server 2016, you can use:

“microsoft/nanoserver”
or
“microsoft/windowsservercore”

in your dockerfiles to get the most up-to-date version of the Windows Server 2016 base OS images. You can also continue using specific versions of the Windows Server 2016 base OS container images by using the tags specifying the build, like so:

“microsoft/nanoserver:10.0.14393.1770”
or
“microsoft/windowsservercore:10.0.14393.1770”.

If you would like to use base OS container images based on Windows Server version 1709, you will have to specify that with the tag. In order to get the most up-to-date base OS container images of Windows Server version 1709, you can use the tags:

“microsoft/nanoserver:1709”
or
“microsoft/windowsservercore:1709”

And if you would like a specific version of these base OS container images, you can specify the KB number that you need on the tag, like this:

“microsoft/nanoserver:1709_KB4043961”
or
“microsoft/windowsservercore:1709_KB4043961”.

We hope that this tagging scheme will ensure that you always choose the image that you want and need for your environment. Please let us know in the comments if you have any feedback for us.

Note: We currently do not intend to use the build numbers to specify Windows Server version 1709 container images. We will only be using the KB schema specified above for the tagging of these images. Let us know if you have feedback about this as well

Regards,
Ender

For Sale – Hauppague & Peak TV Tuners & passive ATi 4550 GFX card

These are sitting here having been removed working from my TV PC running Windows 7 Media Center.
The accessories have not been used as MCE has it’s own IR receiver and remote.

Everything included is in the picture. Postage is not included
I’m hoping someone will want a couple of things so I can combine.
Postage will be at cost and your choice, I have boxes to hand and work from home so can organise couriers or post.

SOLD!
Hauppauge! WinTV-dualHD USB tuner – Dual Freeview HD/DVB-T2 tuner – Boxed – £35

This was bought from 365games in December 2016 so some warranty left, invoice will be included.

I already have one of these in my Windows 7 Media Center, but couldn’t get them both to work together for 4 simultaneous HD recordings so I bought a single HD tuner.
I have tested them individually and I can say with confidence this works for 2 HD streams in WMC or using WinTV v8.

I have used one of my WinTV v8 licences while trying to solve the problem with Hauppauge support so if for any reason this licence number doesn’t work then I’ll happily PM the other number.

Hauppague! WinTV Nova HD S2 – Satellite HD Tuner PCi – unboxed – £10 SOLD

Removed working some time ago when I stopped running Freesat and Freeview simultaneously on WMC.
I can’t find the CD with WinTV it’s available from Hauppague’s website for a fee. I used it for free with MCE and I expect it works with other free PVR software too.

Peak dual Freeview tuner – dual DVB-T – boxed £10

Ran rock solid in my system for years. Low profile plate, mini aerial, remote and IR eye included.

ATi HD4550 512 DDR3 PCI-E HDMI/DVI/VGA passive graphics card – unboxed – £10
This was used for several years without problems. When my motherboard died I replaced it with an all in one system on a board so this is surplus to requirements.
I tested it in my desktop system and it works fine.

If you’ve got any questions, let me know :thumbsup:.

Please feel free to make me an offer, these are just sitting here :)

Price and currency: £various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer preferred
Location: Near Norwich
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Hauppague & Peak TV Tuners & passive ATi 4550 GFX card

These are sitting here having been removed working from my TV PC running Windows 7 Media Center.
The accessories have not been used as MCE has it’s own IR receiver and remote.

Everything included is in the picture. Postage is not included
I’m hoping someone will want a couple of things so I can combine.
Postage will be at cost and your choice, I have boxes to hand and work from home so can organise couriers or post.

SOLD!
Hauppauge! WinTV-dualHD USB tuner – Dual Freeview HD/DVB-T2 tuner – Boxed – £35

This was bought from 365games in December 2016 so some warranty left, invoice will be included.

I already have one of these in my Windows 7 Media Center, but couldn’t get them both to work together for 4 simultaneous HD recordings so I bought a single HD tuner.
I have tested them individually and I can say with confidence this works for 2 HD streams in WMC or using WinTV v8.

I have used one of my WinTV v8 licences while trying to solve the problem with Hauppauge support so if for any reason this licence number doesn’t work then I’ll happily PM the other number.

Hauppague! WinTV Nova HD S2 – Satellite HD Tuner PCi – unboxed – £10 SOLD

Removed working some time ago when I stopped running Freesat and Freeview simultaneously on WMC.
I can’t find the CD with WinTV it’s available from Hauppague’s website for a fee. I used it for free with MCE and I expect it works with other free PVR software too.

Peak dual Freeview tuner – dual DVB-T – boxed £10

Ran rock solid in my system for years. Low profile plate, mini aerial, remote and IR eye included.

ATi HD4550 512 DDR3 PCI-E HDMI/DVI/VGA passive graphics card – unboxed – £10
This was used for several years without problems. When my motherboard died I replaced it with an all in one system on a board so this is surplus to requirements.
I tested it in my desktop system and it works fine.

If you’ve got any questions, let me know :thumbsup:.

Please feel free to make me an offer, these are just sitting here :)

Price and currency: £various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer preferred
Location: Near Norwich
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

The Fall Creators Update Brings Us Closer to a Windows for Everyone

By Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Chief Accessibility Officer


Today, with the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is taking a big step forward on our journey to make our products more accessible and empower people with disabilities. Our teams have been working tirelessly to build inclusive content and expand the usability of core accessible features. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update delivers a ton of new features and experiences, some of which are mind blowing! But of course, I’m most excited by the updates, improvements and new tools for people with disabilities, and I want to share a few of my favourites with you.

First, let’s talk Eye Control. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will deliver a beta version of Eye Control, which empowers people with disabilities to use a compatible eye tracker, such as a Tobii Eye Tracker, to operate an on-screen mouse, keyboard and text-to-speech experience in Windows 10 using only their eyes. Eye Control began as a hack project during our One Week Hackathon, turned into a Microsoft Research project and ultimately became a product concept in the Windows team. It is an early feature set so we are really keen to hear from you as we continue to work on this input vehicle. So please, check it out and continue to share your feedback!

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An audio description of the video is also available.

We’ve also made updates to some products you may know and recognize that are already part of Windows 10. That includes new Learning Tools (also, originally a Hackathon project) capabilities in Microsoft Edge. Learning Tools are a set of features that make it easier for people with learning differences like dyslexia to read. In this update, we’ve added the ability to simultaneously highlight and listen to text in web pages and PDF documents to make it easier to read. These new solutions also make it easier not just for English language learners and people with dyslexia, but for everyone, to increase their focus, to improve their comprehension and to reduce their error rate when reading.

Another is Dictation on the Desktop. Already, this feature allowed people with vision, mobility and cognitive disabilities to speak into the microphone, and convert that using Windows Speech Recognition into text that appears on screen. In the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can now use dictation to input English text on the desktop. Besides dictating text, you can also use voice commands to do basic editing or to input punctuation.

It’s not just about productivity at work in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update – we want to make sure the time you spend online for fun is just as accessible and inclusive! We added a feature to our screen reader in Narrator that uses Microsoft Cognitive Services to generate image descriptions for pictures that lack alternative text. For websites or apps that don’t have alt-text built in, this feature will provide quick and accurate descriptions of an image. We also listened to your feedback and made it possible to use Magnifier with Narrator, so you can zoom in on text and have it read aloud.

Another one of my absolute favourite developments is a new feature for people with colour blindness, which affects approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women around the world. Color Filters are designed to improve the usability for people with colour blindness so they can more easily differentiate between colours like red and green. Consuming content is easier and since this feature works at the system level, all installed software and third-party apps will follow the filter you set up. Color Filters are available in greyscale, invert, greyscale inverted, Deuteranopia, Protanopia or Tritanopia.

There is so much goodness to digest in this update and we’re definitely excited about it. I’m thrilled at how far we’ve come since the initial launch of Windows 10, including enhancements with the Windows 10 Creators Update. At that time, we promised to invest in updates to improve the user experience for people with disabilities and I hope you’re seeing the progress. In July 2016, we shared the offer to extend the free Windows 10 upgrade. This extended availability is now coming to a close, as we’ll wrap this offer at the end of 2017. Please take advantage of this offer before it is retired at the end of this year!

It’s an exciting day for Windows users, and we hope that you’ll try out the new features and provide your feedback. This is how we make our products better and we want to learn from you. Don’t forget, if you are a customer with a disability (of any kind) and need technical assistance, the Disability Answer Desk is there to assist via phone, chat and in the United States, we also have an ASL option for our customers in the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community (503-427-1234).

Go create!

For Sale – Dell Latitude E6400 Faulty

This was working fine until i decided to re-install windows on there, i switched it off half way through installation and now it comes up with an error message.

It is in good condition with a few scuffs to the screen and a few marks here and there.

Battery does not hold charge and the charger is a third party one.

Strictly no returns, selling as faulty.

£50 inc delivery.

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Birmingham
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
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DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers explained

A big draw of Windows Server 2016 is the addition of containers that provide similar capabilities to those from…

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leading open source providers. This Microsoft platform actually offers two different types of containers: Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers. Before you decide which option best meets your needs, take a look at these five quick tips so you have a better understanding of container architecture, deployment and performance management.

Windows Server containers vs. Hyper-V containers

Although Windows Server containers and Hyper-V containers do the same thing and are managed the same way, the level of isolation they provide is different. Windows Server containers share the underlying OS kernel, which makes them smaller than VMs because they don’t each need a copy of the OS. Security can be a concern, however, because if one container is compromised, the OS and all of the other containers could be at risk.

Hyper-V containers and their dependencies reside in Hyper-V VMs and provide an additional layer of isolation. For reference, Hyper-V containers and Hyper-V VMs have different use cases. Containers are typically used for microservices and stateless applications because they are deposable by design and, as such, don’t store persistent data. Hyper-V VMs, typically equipped with virtual hard disks, are better suited to mission-critical applications.

The role of Docker on Windows Server

One key advantage of Docker on Windows is support for container image automation.

In order to package, deliver and manage Windows container images, you need to download and install Docker on Windows Server 2016. Docker Swarm, supported by Windows Server, provides orchestration features that help with cluster creation and workload scheduling. After you install Docker, you’ll need to configure it for Windows, a process that includes selecting secured connections and setting disk paths.

One key advantage of Docker on Windows is support for container image automation. You can use container images for continuous integration cycles because they’re stored as code and can be quickly recreated when need be. You can also download and install a module to extend PowerShell to manage Docker Engine; just make sure you have the latest versions of both Windows and PowerShell before you do so.

Meet Hyper-V container requirements

If you prefer to use Hyper-V containers, make sure you have Server Core or Windows Server 2016 installed, along with the Hyper-V role. There is also a list of minimum resource requirements necessary to run Hyper-V containers. First, you need at least 4 GB of memory for the host VM. You also need a processor with Intel VT-x and at least two virtual processors for the host VM. Unfortunately, nested virtualization doesn’t support Advanced Micro Devices yet.

Although these requirements might not seem extensive, it’s important to carefully consider resource allocation and the workloads you intend to run on Hyper-V containers before deployment. When it comes to container images, you have two different options: a Windows Server Core image and a Nano Server image.

OS components affect both container types

Portability is a key advantage of containers. Because an application and all its dependencies are packaged within the container, it should be easy to deploy on other platforms. Unfortunately, there are different elements that can negatively affect this deployment flexibility. While containers share the underlying OS kernel, they do contain their own OS components, also known as the OS layer. If these components don’t match up with the OS kernel running on the host, the container will most likely be blocked.

The four-level version notation system Microsoft uses includes the major, minor, build and revision levels. Before Windows Server containers or Hyper-V containers will run on a Windows Server host, the major, minor and build levels must match, at minimum. The containers will still start if the revision level doesn’t match, but they might not work properly.

Antimalware tools and container performance

Because of shared components, like those of the OS layer, antimalware tools can affect container performance. The components or layers are shared through the use of placeholders; when those placeholders are read, the reads are redirected to the underlying component. If the container modifies a component, the container replaces the placeholder with the modified one.

Antimalware tools aren’t aware of the redirection and don’t know which components are placeholders and which components are modified, so the same components end up being scanned multiple times. Fortunately, there is a way to make antimalware tools aware of this activity. You can modify the container volume by attaching a parameter to the Create CallbackData flag and checking the Exchange Control Panel (ECP) redirection flags. ECP will then either indicate that the file was opened from a remote layer or that the file was opened from a local layer.

Next Steps

Ensure container isolation and prevent root access

Combine microservices and containers

Maintain high availability with containers and data mirroring

For Sale – Dell Latitude E6400 Faulty

This was working fine until i decided to re-install windows on there, i switched it off half way through installation and now it comes up with an error message.

It is in good condition with a few scuffs to the screen and a few marks here and there.

Battery does not hold charge and the charger is a third party one.

Strictly no returns, selling as faulty.

£50 inc delivery.

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Birmingham
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Dell Latitude E6400 Faulty

This was working fine until i decided to re-install windows on there, i switched it off half way through installation and now it comes up with an error message.

It is in good condition with a few scuffs to the screen and a few marks here and there.

Battery does not hold charge and the charger is a third party one.

Strictly no returns, selling as faulty.

£50 inc delivery.

Price and currency: £50
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT/PPG
Location: Birmingham
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Hauppague & Peak TV Tuners & passive ATi 4550 GFX card

These are sitting here having been removed working from my TV PC running Windows 7 Media Center.
The accessories have not been used as MCE has it’s own IR receiver and remote.

Everything included is in the picture. Postage is not included
I’m hoping someone will want a couple of things so I can combine.
Postage will be at cost and your choice, I have boxes to hand and work from home so can organise couriers or post.

SOLD!
Hauppauge! WinTV-dualHD USB tuner – Dual Freeview HD/DVB-T2 tuner – Boxed – £35

This was bought from 365games in December 2016 so some warranty left, invoice will be included.

I already have one of these in my Windows 7 Media Center, but couldn’t get them both to work together for 4 simultaneous HD recordings so I bought a single HD tuner.
I have tested them individually and I can say with confidence this works for 2 HD streams in WMC or using WinTV v8.

I have used one of my WinTV v8 licences while trying to solve the problem with Hauppauge support so if for any reason this licence number doesn’t work then I’ll happily PM the other number.

Hauppague! WinTV Nova HD S2 – Satellite HD Tuner PCi – unboxed – £10 SOLD

Removed working some time ago when I stopped running Freesat and Freeview simultaneously on WMC.
I can’t find the CD with WinTV it’s available from Hauppague’s website for a fee. I used it for free with MCE and I expect it works with other free PVR software too.

Peak dual Freeview tuner – dual DVB-T – boxed £10

Ran rock solid in my system for years. Low profile plate, mini aerial, remote and IR eye included.

ATi HD4550 512 DDR3 PCI-E HDMI/DVI/VGA passive graphics card – unboxed – £10
This was used for several years without problems. When my motherboard died I replaced it with an all in one system on a board so this is surplus to requirements.
I tested it in my desktop system and it works fine.

If you’ve got any questions, let me know :thumbsup:.

Please feel free to make me an offer, these are just sitting here :)

Price and currency: £various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank transfer preferred
Location: Near Norwich
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Dell XPS 13 9360 . 2.9ghz 1.7-7500 Kaby Lake , 16gb, 512gb

Dell XPS 13 9360 2.9 i7 Kaby Lake, 16GB Ram, 512GB SSD,QHD+, 13.3″ Win 10 PRO
7th Gen i7 CPU, Windows 10, Touch Screen, Thunderbolt
This was bought on the 5th of May from ecomputers . It is as new and comes with a dell xps-13 slip . It has dell onsite warranty remaining untill 4th May 2018.

Price and currency: £1100
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: bank transfer of PPG
Location: Swindon
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.