An update on our response to Hurricane Harvey – The Official Microsoft Blog

Across the country, we watched as Hurricane Harvey hit Texas with devastating force last Friday night. As the crisis continues to unfold, our thoughts are with the millions of people in Houston and throughout the Gulf Coast who are impacted by this disaster, which has been described as unprecedented in scale and scope.

Since the weekend we’ve been in close contact with nonprofit partners and organizations leading the relief efforts in Texas to understand the specific needs they have. Based on their feedback, we have taken some immediate steps. We are contributing $2.5 million in cash, technology and services to support relief efforts and to help nonprofit and public-sector organizations as they assist the community in recovery. This includes an initial cash donation to the American Red Cross for its most pressing needs.

We have also harnessed the generosity of our employees in the U.S. through our employee giving program. Every dollar contributed by our employees to relief organizations working in the area will be matched dollar for dollar by Microsoft. To date, this effort has already raised $100,000 for organizations including the American Red Cross and Team Rubicon. As our employees continue to donate in the days and weeks ahead, we’ll continue to scale the impact of their giving by matching these donations.

To raise awareness and make it easier for people across the country to make donations toward relief and recovery efforts, we are using our company websites and social media channels —which together reach millions of people — to highlight the need and opportunity to help through the American Red Cross.

Beyond these immediate steps, our long-term goal is to help the communities across the region to recover and residents to rebuild their lives. As in other disasters, we will focus on working closely with the nonprofits and government agencies that play such a vital role in supporting the community. This model of providing immediate aid, followed by support for long-term recovery, is one we’ve deployed in response to 300+ disasters over the last 30 years.

We’re committed to continuing to play our part this week, and in the months and years ahead.

We are standing by and ready to do more.

Tags: Microsoft Philanthropies, nonprofits

For Trade – Clevo N870HK1 Gaming Laptop – I7700HQ, 1050 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1080p

I’ve got a gaming laptop, a Clevo N870HK1 chassis assembled by PCSpecialist here in the UK. It has 10 months of collect and return warranty left, and two years of labour after that. It’s lightly used but no cosmetic faults that I can see, no dead pixels. Full specs are pasted below.

I’d like to trade it for a macbook. I’m open to any model from late 2015 or later, and I’m willing to include cash with the trade.

Includes a legitimate copy of Windows 10 Professional. I will provide the serial key after all the other exchanges take place.

Warranty details:
3 Years Labour
1 Year Parts (10 months left)
1 Year Collect and Return (10 months left)
Specs:
Clevo N870HK1 17.3″ Matte Full HD IPS LED Widescreen (1920×1080)
Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core Processor 7700HQ (2.8GHz, 3.8GHz Turbo)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE 2400MHz SODIMM DDR4
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti – 4.0GB GDDR5 Video RAM
250GB WD Blue™ 2.5″ SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 540MB/sR | 500MB/sW)
Memory Card Reader Integrated 6 in 1 Card Reader
Bluetooth & Wireless
1 x USB 3.0 PORT (Type C)
2 x USB 3.0 PORTS
1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Keyboard Language SINGLE COLOUR BACKLIT UK KEYBOARD

Price and currency: 650 GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PayPal
Location: Edinburgh, UK
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Creative Sound Blaster X7 USB DAC

Creative X7 Sound Card, Amplifier, Headphone Amp, Beam-forming Mic, Bluetooth Receiver USB DAC

Amazing for Music and Gaming. The quality is amazing

Boxed with Bits

Price and currency: £250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Hull
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Lian li PC-C60 case

I found the pictures in the previous post. I like them.
I understand also the missing silver cover blanking pieces on the back for PCI cards. Is fine for me – no problem with missing them.

However it seems that there is missing one sigle hdd racking (the 6th one) and the longitudinal support for the second cluster of hdd. I will use a mini ITX MB with all on board and I really need all hdd and odd. And Lian Li does not offer the possibility to buy these type of hdd cages. I attached a generic picture to see the second cluster of hdd.
Do you still have these parts: the 6th sigle hdd racking and the the longitudinal support for the second cluster of hdd?

Wanted – Laptop, budget~£350

Discussion in ‘Laptop, Notebook & Macbook Classifieds’ started by DanTheUnit, Aug 29, 2017 at 8:43 PM.

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    Hi I’m looking for a new laptop as my previous has just bit the dust.
    Originally I was going to buy an Dell Inspiron from the outlet but a decided to give the forums a roll first.
    Saw this thread recently and thought maybe someone else had something similar they’d be willing to let go:
    For Sale – HP ENVY 13-d061sa – i5 Ultrabook £300!

    Would ideally like an an SSD
    Must have a HDMI Port
    8gb ram
    No Acer’s

    Location: Twickenham

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    I’ve got a dell latitude e6430, has an i7 cpu, 8gb ram, hdmi port but no ssd, with windows 10 pro.
    It’s a business laptop with a few dints on the lid but still in decent condition, probably not what you’re after but will sell for £150 so leaving plenty for a ssd upgrade if you wanted.

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    Too business like for my tastes. I appreciate the offer and the free bump though .

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For Sale – kingston Fury Black 16GB hyper x 2133mhz ram

hi i have 16gb of kingston fury black hyperx ddr4 ram for sale its 2 x 8gb sticks,dont use the pc as much as i used to so 32gb is a bit overkill now,it was purchased as a 32gb set

part number is KHX2133C14D4/8G

sorry no pic as they currently still sat in my pc but going by overclockers there the same as in the link

Kingston Fury Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-17000C14 2133MHz Dual Channel Kit (HX421C14FB2K2/16)

Price and currency: 85
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: ppg or bank xfer
Location: clipstone
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16278 for PC

Hello Windows Insiders!
Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16278 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring only (not Skip Ahead). As we mentioned in last week, we are now at the point of the development cycle for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update where our focus is now on stabilization for release to the world. This means that we intend to release new builds to Insiders more quickly and that these builds will include mostly bug fixes. You’ll notice that this build continues to include a bunch of good bug fixes Insiders will enjoy.
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We fixed an issue where upgrading to recent flights would fail if you had a speech for a secondary language installed.
We fixed an issue where printing from 32-bit apps running on 64-bit versions of the OS was broken when using v3 print drivers on recent builds.
The ability to take HDR screenshots on your PC via the Xbox app has been removed starting with this build. We plan to re-introduce this feature again in the future.
We fixed an issue resulting in drag and drop onto websites intermittently not working in Microsoft Edge.
We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge would crash after choosing to pin certain websites to Start.
We fixed an issue where a tab in Microsoft Edge could get in a state where it displayed a tab preview thumbnail even though your mouse wasn’t hovering over the tab.
We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge for certain websites where after watching an embedded video full screen then using Esc to return to the page would result in the video controller no longer being visible.
We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge where pasting an image to Imgur.com from your clipboard wouldn’t work.
We fixed an issue where the Emoji Panel’s tooltips could become mixed up.
We fixed an issue from recent flights resulting in precision touchpads potentially dropping gestures after coming out of sleep.
We fixed an issue where the battery flyout might incorrectly show “PC not charging” while the device was changing in recent builds.
We fixed an issue where fonts using shortcuts would become unusable and disappear from the Fonts folder.
We fixed an issue resulting in multiple apps crashing in the previous flight if you tried to log into the app using Facebook.
We fixed and issue where Delivery Optimization Group Policy / MDM policy for DOMinFileSizeToCache was ignored and the service defaults were used instead.
No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,
Dona

For Sale – Dell Latitude 3540 (i5, 8GB Ram, AMD Graphics)

Hi mate am looking at getting a laptop for somebody so just a few questions if you wouldnt mind answering them please?

– from the photos it looks in decent nick, are there any dents, marks or scratches on it at all including the screen?

– how long does the battery hold charge?

– does it come with box/charger?

-does it have webcam/hdmi out?

– how many usb ports does it have?

– Any issues with keyboard or any of the keys?

– will it come with windows installed?

– it’ll mainly be used for streaming video/internet browsing, word processing and uploading videos/vlogging, would it struggle with any of those tasks in your opinion?

I think thats about it! Apologies for the questions but not very computer savvy so my apologies if I;’ve asked any very obvious questions.

Thanks

Saf