For Sale – Surface Book / i7 / 16GB RAM / Dock / GPU — Virtual Currencies Accepted :)

Hi All,

I bought a lightly used Surface Book last week from the Bay. It’s in absolute mint condition, but am totally hating the whole Windows 10 experience…

Can take payment via Bank Transfer / Bitcoin / Litecoin / Ethereum

Cheers,

Mos

Price and currency: 1300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT / BTC / LTC / ETH / XVG :)
Location: Coventry
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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 for PC

Hello Windows Insiders!
Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17074 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead. Please note that the same block for AMD processors as explained here is also in place for this flight.
What’s new in Build 17074
Reimagined Windows Internationalization
We have redesigned localization of Windows in this release. Now you can find your desired language (Local Experience Pack – or “Language Pack”) through the Microsoft Store and Region & Language section of the Settings app. The Settings app provides improved discoverability of features supported for each language.
We have also started utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and neural network-based Machine Learning (ML) for Windows localization. Having the Local Experience Packs in the Microsoft Store allows us to take advantage of ML improvements and user feedback via Language Community App to release better translations more frequently. This will consistently improve the experience of our international customers with Windows.
Microsoft Edge Improvements
Hub improvements: We’ve revamped the Hub view in Microsoft Edge to show more content and to be easier and more intuitive to use. You’ll now find the different Hub sections listed with the full name visible in the Navigation view to the left of the content. This view can be collapsed to show icons only if you prefer to save space.

Autofill cards on web forms: Microsoft Edge can now save and automatically fill your card information on payment web forms. On submission of a form with card information, Microsoft Edge will prompt you to save card information. In the future, you can simply select the preferred card from a drop-down menu to autofill necessary fields. Microsoft Edge securely saves your card information. CVV information is never saved. All cards linked to your Microsoft Account are also made available for automatically filling card information.
 
New reading experience for EPUB, PDF, and Reading View: We’ve overhauled the look and feel of the reading and Books experiences in Microsoft Edge, bringing a new, consistent, more powerful experience across all your documents, whether they’re EPUB or PDF books, documents, or web pages in Reading View.
The new reading experience uses Fluent Design System elements like motion and Acrylic material to provide a fluid, delightful experience that keeps the focus on the page.
In Books, we’ve added a new pop-over menu for “Notes,” making it a snap to navigate between annotations, notes, or highlights. We’ve also updated the Seek bar, so you can scrub through your document more easily, including Go-to-page (Ctrl-G) to find a specific page in the document. Go-to-page supports PDF Page Labels or EPUB Page List, so the page numbers can correspond to a print source that may be numbered differently.
Grammar Tools for EPUB books and Reading View: When viewing reflowable EPUB books or Reading View for websites, you can now use the new Grammar Tools button to enable new comprehension aids. Grammar Tools can break the words on the page into syllables, as well as highlight different parts of speech such as nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

New Full-screen reading experience: You can now take Books, PDFs, and Reading View pages full-screen, for a distraction-free reading experience.
Improved roaming for progress and notes across devices: For Store books, reading progress, notes, bookmarks, and annotations will roamed much faster across devices on the same account in near-real-time via WNS.
The new “Notes” and “Table of contents” let you navigate between chapters or highlights, notes, and annotations with ease.
General Improvements: We’ve made many improvements to fixed layout EPUB books, so content should be arranged more predictably on the page. Users of assistive technology will also find several improvements to viewing PDFs or Books with a screen reader, including more explicit narration when opening, loading, and navigating books.
Improved Library experience: We’ve built on the library improvements in Build 17035 with new changes in response to your feedback. Now, in addition to refreshing your library or pinning books to your Start menu, you can see recommendations for new books (when your library is empty) or filter expired rentals from the current library view. When you’re reading a book, we now show a Books icon and the title, rather than the URI, for a clearer and less cluttered presentation.
Audio Narrated Books: We’ve added support for EPUB Media Overlays, enabling support for a tailored narration experience, including custom audio and highlight styles. On supported books, you can now hear the book read aloud with custom narration, with the publisher’s chosen style applied to the highlight as the book is read. We’ve also made accessibility improvements when using Narrator to browse, search, or load a book.
Favorites bar improvements: The Favorites Bar will now automatically show on Start and New tab pages, if you have at least one favorite in it. When you navigate, the Favorites Bar will automatically hide to give you the most space for browsing. You may still choose to always show the favorites bar if you wish, via a context menu on the favorites bar “Show bar”, or via settings “Show the favorites bar”. The Favorites bar also now supports hiding names for individual favorite bar items, instead of having to either hide none or all names.
Option to never save passwords for domains: One of the top pieces of Windows Insider feedback was to provide an option to never save password for certain sites. When you choose to never save passwords, you shall never be prompted with a save password notification for that site.
Autofill passwords when InPrivate: Microsoft Edge now supports auto-filling of saved passwords when browsing InPrivate. To view list of available credentials for a site, click on the username field and it would populate all saved credentials for the website. No user credentials will be saved or updated when the windows is InPrivate.
Use Extensions when InPrivate: We’ve heard your feedback and have added the ability to load extensions when Microsoft Edge is in an InPrivate window. You can grant individual extensions permission to run in InPrivate from the options menu for the extension. We’re working with extension developers to enable more features when InPrivate.
Variable Fonts: Microsoft Edge now supports CSS extensions for OpenType Font Variations, which allows single “variable” font files to behave like multiple fonts, with a range of weight, width, or other attributes. You can see examples of variable fonts in practice at the Axis-Praxis Playground in Microsoft Edge.
Demo page from Axis-Praxis showing an animation of a horse using OpenType Variable Fonts.
Vertically dock the Microsoft Edge DevTools: The Microsoft Edge DevTools can now be docked vertically, fulfilling a a top web developer feature request. Click the new “Dock Right” button in the top-right corner of the tools to toggle the location. In a future update, we plan to improve the UI and flow of DevTools content when docked vertically.

Windows Shell Improvements
Quiet Hours: Are there certain times when you don’t want to be interrupted or just need to stay focused on what you’re doing? Be more productive with Quiet Hours. With this build you can automatically choose those times when you don’t want to be bothered with Quiet Hours automatic rules.

 
Quiet Hours will automatically turn on when you are duplicating your display. Never get interrupted during presentations again!
Quiet Hours will turn on automatically when you are playing a full screen exclusive DirectX game.
You can set the schedule that works for you so that Quiet Hours are always on when you want them. Go to Settings > Quiet Hours to configure your schedule.
Customize your own priority list so that your important people and apps always breakthrough when Quiet Hours are on. People pinned to your task bar with always break through!
See a summary of what you missed while you were in Quiet Hours.
If you’re using Cortana, you can also have Quiet Hours turn on while you’re at home.
Making your folders more discoverable: In response to your feedback, especially for those upgrading to Windows 10 for the first time, we’re making it easier to navigate to the things you care about by showing links to the Documents and Pictures folders in the Start menu by default. If you’d like to customize the folders that appear here, just right click an item and there’s now a link directly to the customization settings. We love the feedback!  Let us know if this helps and continue to tell us if there are ways we can make it easier for you to quickly get to the stuff you care about in Windows!

Near Share Improvements: Thanks everyone who’s shared feedback about Near Share – we’ve made some important reliability fixes to the feature with this build, so please give it a try once you upgrade.
For those who haven’t seen Near Share already, here’s a demo:

#demo Here’s a look at how Near Share works – sharing a URL vs sharing a local image ???? #WindowsInsiders #FastRing pic.twitter.com/JhbOPEvhy4
— Jen Gentleman ???? (@JenMsft) November 27, 2017

Note: Please update all of your Insider PCs to the latest flight to nearby share between them. PCs running older Insider Preview builds won’t be discoverable by those running the latest flight.
Windows Settings Improvements
Improved Storage Settings: If you head to Settings you’ll find that Disk Cleanup functionality has been rolled over into Storage Settings as part of our efforts to consolidate our settings experience.

Sound Settings Improvements: Continuing our work to make the new Sound Settings page a one stop shop for your audio needs, we’ve made some more design tweaks and have added some more helpful links. We’ve also added a brand new “App volume and device preferences” page to help you customize your audio experience to best fit your needs and preferences! Please explore these pages and share your feedback as we continuously work on improving them.

About Settings Improvements: We’ve updated About Settings so you can now select and copy your device name. We’ve also added a link to System info and updated our search strings so that if you search for “computer name” you’ll now see a link that takes you to About Settings.
Manage app execution aliases from Settings: UWP apps can declare a name used to run the app from a command prompt – we’ve added a new page under Apps & Features Settings where you can turn these execution aliases on or off (particularly in the case where multiple apps use the same alias, and you want to choose which to give preference to).
Input Improvements
Introducing the Embedded Handwriting Panel: In this Insider release, users get to experience a new way to handwrite on Windows. Typically handwriting is done in a panel that’s separate from the text field and requires users to split their attention between the handwriting in the panel and the text in the text field. Our new handwriting experience brings handwriting input into the text control!

To invoke the experience, just tap your pen into a supported text field and it will expand to provide a comfortable area for you to write in. Your handwriting will get recognized and converted into text. If you run out of space, an additional line will be created below so you can continue writing. Once you’re done, simply tap outside the text field.
If something gets misrecognized or you’d like to edit what you’ve written, the same gestures that are available through the handwriting panel are also available, like the new insert gesture we added recently. Overall, we believe moving handwriting into the same location as the text will create a more comfortable, confident, and direct experience. Try it out and let us know what you think!
If you’d like to turn this experience off, there’s an option to do so in Pen & Windows Ink Settings, although if you do, please take a moment to log feedback about why you made this decision.
Note: This experience currently works in all XAML text fields except the Microsoft Edge address bar, Cortana, Mail, and the Calendar app. These teams are working on making the experience more tailored to their applications. This embedded experience will *only* appear if you’re using a pen to tap the text field – if you use touch, the existing handwriting panel will be invoked.  
Handwriting Recognition Updates  
Windows can now recognize Hindi handwriting: We’ve expanding our handwriting capabilities to new languages including Hindi, Welsh, Sesotho, Wolof and Maori!
To install one of these languages, go to Settings > Time & language > Region & Language and click “Add a language”. Select the language name and click Next. Make sure to select the “Handwriting” checkbox and select “Install.”. Reboot the machine for the changes to take effect.
Now switch to the input language of your choice – Hindi for example. Writing in that language will show handwriting recognition results in that language and convert it to text.  If you speak these languages, please give it a try and share feedback in the in the Feedback Hub, under Input and Language > Handwriting Recognition. As a reminder, if you’d like to use the handwriting panel with touch, you’ll need to enable it – it’s an option in Pen & Windows Ink Settings.

In addition to the handwriting panel, any app that uses the Ink Analysis APIs will now be able to recognize ink in these new languages without any additional changes!
XAML Improvements
We wanted to take a moment to walk through some of the changes you’ll see with apps using the next Insider SDK that is published. You’ll also see this across various elements in the system that use XAML.
Reveal in Light theme: Reveal will now show up by default with dark borders in light theme, but will continue to have a white hover Reveal:

Improved NavigationView:
We’ve stabilized and added animations for item headers, pane opening, and item selection events.
We’ve fixed several bugs with the Back Button in NavigationView.
Border Reveal in Lists: Based on feedback we’ve made the decision to removal Border Reveal in lists. It will be removed for ListView and TreeView. It will still be visible in NavigationView.
That means that ListView and TreeView will now only have the borders on hover, but no approach behavior will be applied to them.

CommandBar Margins: We’ve added a 2px margin between AppBarButtons by default when they are in a CommandBar. This also applies to the AppBarButtonRevealStyle. This can be seen below:

Important note about the Camera app
Some Insiders may have noticed changes in the Windows Camera app. You will get a more personalized behavior, like remembering the last camera and scene used. Handling two cameras simultaneously and more resolution options are available too. We also made some core architecture changes to the product to remove a lot of complex handling for unsupported devices and functionality that is now duplicated in core Windows operating system functionality. These changes will help us to innovate, fix bugs, and deliver new features. We think that this set of changes will long term yield a much higher quality Camera experience for all users!
General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC
We have rolled out Sets to more Insiders – if you see it show up, please try it out and do the Quests in Feedback Hub!
This build includes mitigations to protect Insiders from the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. For more information on this topic, please see this blog post from Terry Myerson. Additionally, if you are running 3rd party antivirus software on your PC you will need to ensure you are running the latest most up-to-date version of your antivirus software with the latest antivirus definitions to avoid having your PC get into a bad state.
Windows now fully supports Adobe-style “.otf” OpenType Variable Fonts, like the Acumin Variable Concept font and others recently released by Adobe.
Insiders running Windows 10 S may have noticed that after upgrading to the latest builds, their PC appears to be running “Windows 10 Pro In S Mode”. This change is by design and these PCs will continue to function as Windows 10 S PCs and will continue to be able to take Insider Preview builds as part of testing RS4. We’ll have more to share as we get closer to the next Windows 10 release.
For Insiders who reported that Windows needs activation after upgrading to Build 17063, this build includes the fix that caused the issue however you will need to use the Activation Troubleshooter to get your activation back into a good state once you’re on this build.
We have added a new PowerShell cmdlet to retrieve decoded logs for Delivery Optimization (Get-DeliveryOptimizationLog).
We’ve updated the reveal effect in the Taskbar’s Clock and Calendar flyout such that the day with focus now has a lighter background.
Now that it’s had some time to receive your feedback, we’ve updated to be the default keyboard for the Tamil language.
We fixed an issue where Settings might crash if the window was too small.
We fixed an issue where Windows Update Settings unexpectedly displayed two horizontal lines.
We fixed an issue where in certain cases USB devices with unreliable connections might cause bugchecks (GSOD) on PCs.
We fixed an issue from the previous flight where touch and pen weren’t working on the non-primary display. This might also have resulted in mouse, touch, and pen input not happening in the right place after an orientation change or when using a non-native aspect ratio.
We fixed an issue where if you were using any EUDC fonts Microsoft Edge, Cortana, and other apps that use a webview wouldn’t launch.
We fixed an issue resulting in Microsoft Edge crashing when deleting favorites.
We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might crash when trying to copy text or login on certain websites.
We fixed an issue where Microsoft Edge might crash when opening PDFs on the previous flight.
We fixed an issue in Microsoft Edge resulting in images on flickr.com going blank after a follow/unfollow user action.
We fixed an issue resulting in a white line being visible on the right side of screen when certain videos are watched full screen in Microsoft Edge.
We fixed an issue where while navigating through OOBE, some of the buttons in the pages might not display correctly.
We fixed an issue resulting in Themes appearing in Start after they’d been downloaded from Store.
We’ve updated the reveal effect in the Taskbar’s Clock and Calendar flyout such that the day with focus now has a lighter background.
We fixed an issue where the feedback message (like from Windows Hello) could end up overlapping Spotlight text on the lock screen.
We fixed an issue where Windows Update Settings unexpectedly displayed two horizontal lines.
We fixed an issue where when transparency effects were turned off the Virtual Desktops pane in Task View would overlap Timeline with no background.
We fixed an issue resulting in an explorer.exe crash when using WIN + Tab to open Task View on the previous flight.
We fixed an issue resulting in an explorer.exe crash when trying to use control.exe to open app defaults.
We fixed an issue where the Taskbar might render completely transparent on secondary monitors.
We fixed an issue resulting in certain apps, like Firefox, might not have audio after upgrading to the previous flight. This issue also impacted the ability to record audio in Microsoft Edge.
We fixed an issue where surround sound gaming headsets would revert to stereo after rebooting.
We fixed an issue in the audio service around app impersonation which was breaking audio recording from apps like Firefox which intentionally run with a restricted token.
We fixed a couple of issues resulting in crashes in the “audiosrv” and “audioendpointbuilder” audio services which would cause audio not to work, or new audio devices not to be recognized.
We fixed an issue resulting in Hearthstone not launching on the previous build.
We fixed an issue that could result in fullscreen games getting stuck minimized or exiting fullscreen status unexpectedly.
We fixed an issue where the emoji panel search wasn’t working in desktop (Win32) apps.
We fixed an issue where the input flyout wouldn’t appear the first time you pressed WIN + Space.
We fixed a memory leak in NisSrv.exe from the previous flight.
We fixed an issue where MsMpEng.exe might unexpectedly use a high number of disk I/Os per second for a long time.
We fixed an issue where WerFault.exe might spike to 50%+ CPU for an unexpectedly long time.
We fixed an issue from the previous flight where touch and pen weren’t working on the non-primary display. This might also have resulted in mouse, touch, and pen input not happening in the right place after an orientation change or when using a non-native aspect ratio.
We fixed an issue when using the Arabic touch keyboard where pressing Ctrl wouldn’t show the directional markers on the Shift keys.
We fixed an issue where the emoji panel search wasn’t working in desktop (Win32) apps.
We fixed an issue where the input flyout wouldn’t appear the first time you pressed WIN + Space.
We fixed an issue where the OneNote app wasn’t being included in Cortana’s ”Pick up where I left off” notifications.
We fixed an issue on certain PCs where using the fingerprint scanner wouldn’t wake the PC up from Connected Standby.
We fixed an issue where you might show as connected to the network, but you wouldn’t actually be connected to use the Internet.
We fixed an issue where in certain cases USB devices with unreliable connections might cause bugchecks (GSOD) on PCs.
We fixed two issues that could result in some PCs bugchecking (GSOD) when entering into Connected Standby. If you had a laptop that encountered this, the experience would have been that you’d open your laptop and unexpectedly be logging into a new session, rather than continuing the one open before closing the lid.
We fixed an issue where some Bluetooth devices weren’t working and Device Manager showing error 43 for those drivers.
Known issues
When users try to create a Microsoft Edge InPrivate window from inside a Mixed Reality headset, a regular window will get created instead. Users won’t be able to use InPrivate inside Mixed Reality in this build. InPrivate on desktop is not affected.
We’re preparing for the inclusion of OpenSSH Server as a deployment mechanism in Developer Mode. However the UI code got checked in ahead of the components, and so while there is a “Use OpenSSH (Beta) for remote deployment” switch in the UI under Settings, it won’t work, and turning it on will break remote deployment to that device until the switch is turned off.
When you open Task View immediately after an upgrade, Timeline may not be visible. If you encounter this, wait 15-30 minutes and try launching Task View again.
The Windows Defender icon is missing from the systray, even if it shows as enabled in Settings.
Certain devices may hang on the boot screen after upgrading. If this happens to you, go into the BIOS and disable virtualization.
Apps that come preinstalled with Windows may fail to update in the Store with error 0x80073CF9.
Audio playback from Microsoft Edge is sometimes unexpectedly muted. A workaround is to minimize Edge, count to three, and then unminimize.
Upgrading to 17063 or later builds sometimes causes Settings / Privacy / Microphone, Camera, etc. to flip to “disabled”, which breaks camera and microphone access. A workaround is to manually turn them back on.
Developer Notes
Deploying an x86 app to a x64 PC remotely result in “FileNotFound” deployment failures if the target PC is running Build 17040 or higher. Deploying an x64 app to a x64 PC remotely or a x86 app to a x86 PC will work fine.
This build has an issue running Linux containers with Docker Community Edition for Windows (edge) on many PCs. The docker pull or docker run commands will fail with an error “Not enough memory resources are available to complete this operation”. We’re working on a fix for an upcoming Windows Insider build but you can work around the problem now with these steps:
Be sure “Docker for Windows” is running, then right-click the whale icon in the notification area and choose “settings”.
On the General tab, uncheck “Enable Linux containers on Windows”.
Next a dialog “Switch to Standard mode (Linux VM / Windows daemon” will pop up. Click OK.
Wait for the whale icon to turn white.
Insider Stories
Starting a new year, we are especially grateful for the global Windows Insiders who make our community so vibrant, sharing their suggestions, feedback, and enthusiasm. In celebration of all Insiders with heart, we shared this story about one special Insider that we will always remember.
No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,
Dona

For Sale – Corsair HX650 Gold Rated Hybrid Modular PSU – BeQuiet CPU Cooler

Having a change around with my PC, so selling items below…

Still in my pc, but hoping to remove tomorrow…..
Corsair HX 650, Gold Rated, Hybrid Modular Power Supply, with all cables inc power cord, excellent condition. £45 inc del

CPU Cooler….
BeQuiet Top Flow CPU cooler, in good condition with Intel 115x series mounting kit, was keeping a 3570K @ 4.2GHz nice and cool…….it’s a big beast!
£25 inc delivery

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More items and pic’s to come

SOLD…

2 x 64Gb Samsung 830 6Gb/s 2.5″ SSD’s, 100% health £25 each inc post SOLD GeorgeStorm.

Crucial MX100 256Gb 2.5″ SSD 95% health, no faults £50 inc del SOLD ndwall

Gigabyte Windforce OC GTX 780ti 3Gb graphics card, I am the 2nd owner, and it was bought new by the previous owner on May 3rd 2014 from Overclockers (receipt included). Works perfectly and comes with original box (a bit torn), disc and molex to PCI-e power adapter. I can also include an Alphacool Stainless Steel backplate if wanted, but the backplate is designed to bolt through the card to an Alphacool water block. I only bought the backplate, as i don’t use loop cooling. So it is sat on the plastic spacers and held in place in a couple of non visible spots by non-conductive “hot glue” would need to be re-fixed once delivered.
£110 inc RMSD SOLD ndwall

Asus Prime B250M-Plus motherboard, boxed with i/o shield and receipt from Scan 31-08-17
Intel Kabylake Core i3 7100 cpu, dual core with 4 threads @ 3.9 GHz with receipt from Scan 31-08-17
2 x 4Gb Crucial 2133MHz DDR4, these are plain sticks without heat-sink’s
£140 inc delivery SOLD GingerRocky

Jamie.

Price and currency: £ various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG / BT / Cash
Location: Brandon / Suffolk / UK / IP27
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For Sale – HP Envy 13-ab057na 13.3″ QHD+ Intel Core i5-7200 8GB RAM 256SSD Boxed as new

Selling my barely used HP Envy 13-ab057na ultrabook

Sorry to sell it but it’s just not being used enough as I have my company laptop

Still in warranty and invoice copy included, never taken out of the house, boxed complete in as new / mint condition

Bought for £850 on 27/02/17 from PC World

Warranty remaining until 27/02/18 for complete peace of mind

Also including an official HP Spectrum laptop padded case for free

Product Info

Powerful Intel® CoreTM i5 processor delivers a fast and reliable performance – Quad HD+ display creates an immersive visual experience – Thin and lightweight design, ideal for computing on the go Achieve The ENVY 13-ab057na is part of our Achieve range, which has the latest tech to help you develop your ideas and work at your best. It’s great for editing complex documents, business use, editing photos, and anything else you do throughout the day.

Powerful Intel® CoreTM i5 processor You can enjoy a fast and reliable computing performance as the ENVY 13-ab057na features a powerful 7th generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor. Along with a 256 GB SSD for quick access to your storage, you can work and play with confidence no matter where you are. Quad HD+ display With its edge-to-edge Quad HD+ touchscreen, the ENVY 13-ab057na delivers an immersive visual experience to enhance your favourite photos, videos and games.

With expert audio tuning by Bang & Olufsen and deep HP Audio Boost, you can bring your music to life. Thin and lightweight design The thin, all-metal body of the ENVY 13-ab057na makes it easy to transport with you wherever you go. It weighs less than 2 kg and offers an incredibly long battery life to keep you working and playing all day.

Collection or free delivery to mainland UK

Price and currency: 650
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For Sale – 3XS Gaming Laptop 17in GeForce GTX 1070

Hi there i’m looking to sell my Laptop which i have owned since Jan 2017 its boxed and i have all the paper work i paid £1669 for it to use well staying away for gaming. The hotel internet does not do this machine justice so i thought id sell it as it seems a waste as i don’t use it much now for that reason. I tried a 4g router from ee and it still didn’t work as i wanted :( drop outs ect. SO thats why i have come to the decision to sell :)

This is the laptop and specc please feel free to ask any questions and i will try to answer were i can.

3XS Gaming Laptop 17in GeForce GTX 1070

Price and currency: £1050
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Payment method: Cash
Location: Rochdale/Manchester
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Windows Community Standup on January 18th, 2018

Kevin Gallo, VP of Windows Developer Platform, is hosting the next Windows Community Standup on January 18th, 2018 at 10:00am PST on Channel 9!
Kevin will be discussing the Always Connected PC, with guest speakers Erin Chapple (GM) and Hari Pulapaka (Principal Group Program Manager – Windows Base Kernel). The Always Connected PC is a new category of devices that blends the simplicity and connectivity of the mobile phone with the power and creativity of the PC. The work to enable Windows 10 on ARM is a core investment in bringing this category to life. The group will give an overview of the Always Connected PC, key things a developer should know when developing for Windows 10 on ARM, and answer live questions.
Windows community standup is a monthly online broadcast where we provide additional transparency on what we are building out, and why we are excited. As always, we welcome your feedback.
Once again, we can’t wait to see you at 10:00am PST on January 18th, 2018 on https://channel9.msdn.com.

Creating a city of inclusion for our country’s Special Olympics athletes – Microsoft on the Issues

Special Olympics athlete Virginia Wade with her mother
Special Olympics athlete Virginia Wade, left, who is from Seattle, with her mother. Virginia was one of 22 skiers chosen to represent the U.S. women’s team in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

On July 1, 4,000 athletes and coaches from across the country will arrive in Seattle to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Microsoft is proud to be the presenting sponsor of these games. It will be a special week for all of us – the athletes, the city of Seattle and our region, including Microsoft’s employees. As the honorary chairman of this year’s USA Games, I’m delighted to welcome athletes from near and far who are coming not just to compete, but to celebrate their well-earned achievements.

What began as a backyard summer camp in the 1960s by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the sister of former President John F. Kennedy, Special Olympics has grown into the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Shriver recognized how sports brought communities together, encouraged teamwork, built social skills and instilled confidence. She also believed that everyone, no matter their ability, deserved an opportunity to grow, learn and experience joy through sports.

Fifty years after the first games, the Special Olympics boasts more than 5.7 million athletes in 172 countries and more than 1 million volunteers around the world. And while the organization has played a transformative role in the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities, it also became a global movement of acceptance and inclusion. Through sports, health, school and youth engagement, the organization brings people around the world together, with and without intellectual disabilities, to teach tolerance, unity and respect.

Special Olympics USA Games 2018 logo

For Microsoft, it’s an honor to sponsor this year’s milestone event that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a way no other organization has. “Diversity and inclusion” is a key component to how we understand and work toward our mission every day: To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. That’s why we’ve partnered with Special Olympics since 2014, using cloud-based data management to transform how the games are run and how athletes are cared for, while supporting the group’s efforts to build a more inclusive global community.

This year, athletes challenge Seattle to “Rise with Us” and make the 2018 games the most inclusive Special Olympics to date. Already, the games are well on that path with 39 percent of competitors participating in Unified Sports (teams of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities), youth-led leadership initiatives, thousands of volunteer opportunities, and the special events designed for the broader community to participate. And this summer’s games will be one of the largest sporting events ever to come to our city, with an expected 50,000 spectators.

As the Pacific Northwest prepares for the arrival of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, state and local leaders, businesses, organizations and individuals have an important role to play in creating a region that welcomes everyone. This summer’s games are about much more than sports. They’re about creating a city of inclusion where everyone is welcome and can contribute their talents and skills.

One of the best ways you can show the world this spirit of inclusion is to support the games. Attend the opening ceremonies, to be held on July 1 at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. Cheer on athletes who will be competing in 14 sports at events across the region. Volunteer for one of the 10,000 positions needed to make these games a success.

This summer’s games offer the opportunity for each of us to ask important questions, challenge our biases, learn together and act collectively to create more inclusive communities. In other words, this year’s USA Games will require each and every one of us to rise to the occasion and show the world what the Special Olympics – and Seattle – stand for.

Tags: 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, Brad Smith, inclusion, Special Olympics

This Week on Windows: CES, the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana and more

 We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! This week, we’re talking all about partner news at CES – head over here to read more! And, learn more about the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana, or check out our Windows 10 Tips on browsing full screen in Microsoft Edge and getting started with the Mixed Reality Viewer app.
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Have a great weekend!

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709) fully available

I’m happy to announce the Fall Creators Update (version 1709) is fully available for all compatible devices running Windows 10 worldwide! Full availability is the final phase of our rollout process. When a new feature update is released, we begin by targeting a select set of devices that we believe will have the best update experience based on device characteristics and testing done by us and our device partners. We then monitor feedback for issues around application and device compatibility and make adjustments along the way, if necessary.  Actively listening for and responding to issues as they emerge helps us confidently expand the release to additional devices while maintaining a quality experience.  We’re pleased to announce that the Fall Creators Update was the fastest Windows 10 release to reach 100M devices, all while achieving higher customer satisfaction ratings compared to prior updates!
Enterprise customers following this same targeted approach for the Semi-Annual Channel can also fully deploy when ready.  As an IT administrator, you decide when to broadly deploy once you have validated the apps, devices, and infrastructure in your organization work well with this release. You no longer need to wait for our signal – deployment control and choice is yours.* IT admins can leverage Windows Analytics tools that help you plan, test and deploy Windows 10 to your organization, and help accelerate Windows 10 migration. You can learn more about Windows Analytics tools and best practices for deployment and servicing the Semi-Annual Channel releases.
We’re thrilled to be offering the Fall Creators Update to all our customers, and we expect commercial customers to have the same level of confidence based on quality from their own broad deployments. As always, we will continue to evolve our releases based on your feedback.
Windows updates help keep systems current and safer 
Protecting your device and your information is critical. Recent reports about “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” a new class of critical vulnerabilities disclosed last week, underscore how rapidly the global security landscape is evolving. These threats highlight the importance of having devices running the latest Windows 10 feature update and the latest monthly quality updates.  We build the latest security technology deep into the Windows operating system to provide defense-in-depth features that prevent evolving malware and other vulnerabilities from impacting your device, and layer on monthly quality updates that help your machine keep pace with the evolving threat landscape.
For these new vulnerabilities, we’ve provided updates to customers with the latest security protections available.  Because these vulnerabilities start at the processor level, however, having the latest Windows operating system (OS) updates is not sufficient to be fully protected; you will also need to install related firmware updates from your device manufacturer. Lastly, ensuring your antivirus products are up-to-date (for example, Windows Defender is available in-box for free and updates automatically) and that you are backing up critical files to the cloud remain best practices.
The most secure device is an up-to-date device
For those with automatic updates enabled, Windows 10 will continue to provide the latest monthly security updates to help keep your information and your device protected. Windows 10 is configured for automatic updates except over metered connections (where charges may apply), in which case we’ll only download those updates required to keep Windows running smoothly. To enable automatic updates, go to Windows Update> Advanced options> Choose how updates are installed to make sure they are turned on for you.
In order to help you get the latest defense-in-depth security protections that come in the Fall Creators Update, we’ve improved the experience to allow you to update your device faster and with greater confidence. If you’re running the Anniversary Update (version 1607) or Creators Update (version 1703), we’ll send you a reminder that the feature update is ready to install. You can schedule the right time: just pick a time that works best for you or set a new reminder for tomorrow. If you’re running an even older version of Windows 10, you’ll need to install the Fall Creators Update using Update Assistant on our Software Download site.

If you choose not to update your device when notified, your system will try to identify a time outside of your device’s active hours to install the update when you’re not actively using your machine.  If you’ve already scheduled an installation date and time, the update will install automatically at your specified time.  A final reminder alerts you 15 minutes before your device is scheduled to reboot, so you can properly save and close out of what you are doing.  If you’re still not quite ready to take a break at that time, you can choose to restart later.

To ensure devices in enterprise environments are running the most current and secure version of Windows with the latest security updates, any device on Windows 10 Enterprise edition or Windows 10 Pro edition that is configured to receive updates automatically from Windows Update will be automatically offered Windows 10, version 1709 after January 18, 2018.  This does not apply to long-term servicing editions.
Start the new year more safe and secure
Bring your devices up to date with the Fall Creators Update, now available for all customers globally – consumer and commercial alike.  If you haven’t yet updated, simply click the Update Now button on the Software Download Site to manually update your device. You can also update your device or personalize your settings including your active hours, restart options and other advanced options in the Windows Update settings menu.
As always, we’re actively listening. If you have feedback, please share it with us via the Feedback Hub app.
*Refreshed media will be published to Windows Update, Windows Update for Business, WSUS, and VLSC starting the week of January 22, 2018.

#ifdef WINDOWS – Getting Started with Mixed Reality

I sat down with Vlad Kolesnikov from the PAX Mixed Reality team in Windows to talk about what mixed reality is and how developers can get started building immersive experiences. Vlad covered what hardware and tools are needed, building world-scale experiences, and using the Mixed Reality Toolkit to accelerate development for Microsoft HoloLens and Windows Mixed Reality Headsets.
Check out the video above for the full overview and feel free to reach out on Twitter or in the comments below.
Happy coding!