Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262 – Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18262 (19H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring AND those who have opted in to Skip Ahead.
REMINDER: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may want to consider switching to the Slow ring. Slow ring builds will continue to be higher quality.

See DPI Awareness in Task Manager
Interested to know which of your running apps is DPI Aware? We’ve added a new optional column to the Details tab of Task Manager so you can find out the DPI awareness per process – here’s what it looks like:

To show the column, right-click on any of the column headers in the Details tab, click “Select Columns”, then add “DPI Awareness” to the list. To learn more about DPI Awareness, see here.
Uninstall additional inbox apps
In 19H1, we are adding the ability to uninstall the following (preinstalled) Windows 10 inbox apps via the context menu on the Start menu All Apps list:

3D Viewer (previously called Mixed Reality Viewer)
Calculator
Calendar
Groove Music
Mail
Movies & TV
Paint 3D
Snip & Sketch
Sticky Notes
Voice Recorder

In the Windows 10 October 2018 Update and prior, only the following inbox apps could be uninstalled via the context menu on the Start menu All Apps list:

Microsoft Solitaire Collection
My Office
OneNote
Print 3D
Skype
Tips
Weather

Troubleshooting improvements
Don’t feel like troubleshooting? We’ve got you covered. In previous releases, if you noticed your PC was having a problem, you would have to find the right troubleshooter and then manually walk through all the different steps to resolve it. We hear your feedback that the time that takes to do can be frustrating – why not just automatically fix issues that you know how to fix and can detect? We agree! If an issue occurs we want to get you back up and running as quickly as possible, so with Build 18262 you’ll find a new recommended troubleshooting setting under Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot in Build 18262. This feature uses diagnostic data you send to deliver a tailored set of fixes matching problems we detect on your device and will automatically apply them to your PC.
We’re still hard at work on this feature so it’s greyed out right now in Settings, but stay tuned for updates in future builds!
Narrator Improvements
Narrator Read by Sentence: You can now read next, current and previous sentences in Narrator. Read by sentence is available with the keyboard and with touch. Move by sentence doesn’t yet work for Braille.

Caps + Ctrl + Period (.) to Read next sentence
Caps + Ctrl + Comma (,) to Read current sentence
Caps + Ctrl + M to Read previous sentence

Sentence is now a new Narrator view and can be reached via Caps + Page Up or Caps + Page Down and then you can navigate with Caps + Left arrow for move by previous sentence and Caps + Right arrow for move by next sentence.

We fixed an issue resulting in App History being blank in Task Manager in the last flight.
We fixed an issue from the previous flight resulting in Task Manager’s icon in the notification area of the taskbar not staying visible while Task Manager was open.
We fixed an issue resulting in the upgrade to the previous flight potentially failing with error 0xC1900101. This same issue could have resulted in Office products not launching, services not starting, and/or your credentials not being accepted on the login screen after first upgrading until rebooting.
We fixed an issue where Settings would crash in the last few flights if in Ease of Access you clicked “Apply” on Make Text Bigger.
We fixed an issue where Settings in the last few flights might crash in the last few flights when clicking Check for updates or applying an updated Active Hours range.
We fixed an issue where Notepad wasn’t listed on the Set Defaults by App page in Settings.
When adding a new language in Settings, we now offer separate options for installing the language pack and setting the language as the Windows display language. We also show separate options for installing the Speech recognition and Text-to-speech features, when these features are available for the language.
We’ve updated the Printers & Scanners page in Settings to now include a link straight to the troubleshooter in case you need it.
Some Insiders may notice some changes to clipboard history – more details later.
We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer not launching if invoked from a pinned Start tile when in Tablet Mode.
We fixed an issue resulting in the brightness sometimes resetting to 50% after a reboot.

We’re investigating an issue resulting in Settings crashing when invoking actions on certain pages. This impacts multiple settings, including various links in the Windows Security section.
Some users may have an issue launching Inbox Apps after updating. To resolve this please check the following thread on the Answers forum: https://aka.ms/18252-App-Fix.
Switching audio endpoints from the volume flyout in the taskbar doesn’t work – there will be a fix for this in an upcoming flight, we appreciate your patience.
Task View fails to show the + button under New Desktop after creating 2 Virtual Desktops.

If you install any of the recent builds from the Fast ring and switch to the Slow ring – optional content such as enabling developer mode will fail. You will have to remain in the Fast ring to add/install/enable optional content. This is because optional content will only install on builds approved for specific rings.

Check out the winners of our recent contests! We’re sending the winners of our Insiders2Campus Contest to Microsoft’s headquarters for a VIP experience. And ten extraordinary winners of the Windows Insider Women in Computing recently experienced the Grace Hopper Celebration, to be followed by mentoring at Microsoft HQ. Stay tuned for more future contests, exclusively for Windows Insiders.
AND join us at the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark November 26th – 29th! Click here for all the details including a €100 discount on registration for Windows Insiders!
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MarkLogic Data Hub Service aims to ease cloud use of NoSQL DBMS

MarkLogic Corp. launched a hosted cloud service to make it easier and less costly for users to deploy its namesake NoSQL database in the cloud — something that most of the company’s existing customers have yet to do.

The MarkLogic Data Hub Service offers users a serverless environment, with MarkLogic handling system configuration, resource provisioning, database security and other management tasks. Pricing is usage-based under a capacity-unit model that lets users accumulate credits for processing capacity when resource needs are low and then automatically ramp up database throughput when demand spikes.

Initially available in the AWS cloud, the new service is built on top of MarkLogic’s Data Hub Framework architecture, which makes the MarkLogic database a platform for integrating different types of operational data for transactional and analytics uses. The Data Hub technology is aimed primarily at large organizations that need to pull together diverse data sets from a variety of source systems.

MarkLogic users previously could set up and run their own cloud systems. But the MarkLogic Data Hub Service’s elastic scalability and usage-based pricing provides “a modern-day cloud approach,” said Adam Ronthal, a Gartner analyst. That could make MarkLogic a more appealing alternative to the Amazon Redshift cloud data warehouse and other database technologies on AWS, according to Ronthal.

MarkLogic is very good at what they do, but not everybody understands what they do.
Adam Ronthalanalyst at Gartner

But MarkLogic has some work to do to reach new users, he added.

“We joke about MarkLogic that it’s the most interesting company no one’s ever heard of,” Ronthal said. “But like all jokes, that one has some basis in reality. MarkLogic is very good at what they do, but not everybody understands what they do.”

MarkLogic’s focus: Decreasing data friction

From Ronthal’s standpoint, MarkLogic’s biggest selling point is its ability to support what he described as “frictionless data integration” in complex IT environments. The database includes automated features that can be used to create curated data sets for downstream uses, a capability that positions the MarkLogic Data Hub Service to function as a data lake or logical data warehouse platform, Ronthal said.

For now, a large majority of MarkLogic users still run the database software in on-premises systems, said Ken Krupa, CTO at the vendor, based in San Carlos, Calif. Cloud users make up only “a few percentage points” of the MarkLogic customer base, Krupa said. He added, though, that the company hopes the MarkLogic Data Hub Service will give users more reasons to embrace the cloud.

MarkLogic is a multimodel database that supports XML and JSON documents at its core, but it also incorporates graph technology and handles relational data. In its Data Hub format, the NoSQL software is typically used to integrate data from systems in different business units to create consistent sets of enterprise data, which can then be analyzed or fed back to business applications, Krupa said.

MarkLogic Data Hub Service setup screen
The MarkLogic Data Hub Service uses a capacity-unit metric with baseline and burst processing levels based on an hourly cost.

Cloud service lets users burst capacity limits

The MarkLogic Data Hub Service’s pricing model is based on a processing capacity metric that combines a set amount of CPU, memory and network resources. Users pay for a baseline level of the MarkLogic Capacity Units (MCUs) at an hourly rate that’s charged whether the capacity is used or not. However, MCUs that aren’t used each hour are credited to a user’s account and can be tapped at a “burst capacity” level when more processing resources are needed, according to MarkLogic.

For example, the base price of $4 per hour includes a baseline level of 32 MCUs and lets users run up to 384 MCUs if they have that many available. The baseline level scales up to 512 MCUs for $64 per hour; users also pay a monthly fee of 10 cents for each gigabyte of data stored in the cloud service.

The usage-based pricing is meant to be more cost-effective for users than a do-it-yourself cloud deployment that requires them to license the MarkLogic software in traditional fashion, Krupa said. The vendor uses a similar pricing model in the MarkLogic Query Service, a query processing cloud option that was launched in July and can now be used in conjunction with the MarkLogic Data Hub Service.

The MarkLogic Data Hub Service will also be available on the Microsoft Azure cloud in the future, but Krupa wouldn’t say when that is scheduled to happen.

For Sale – 2x eMachines ER1401

Hi….

I have 2x eMachines ER1401 for sale. They are in good condition, a few scratches on the case due to their age. Everything working fine. They come with the power supply only.

Specs:

1.3 GHz AMD Athlon II Neo Processor K325
nVidia nForce 9200 Chipset
250GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive
Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader: MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital Card, Memory Stick, xDPicture Card
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port), integrated 802.11b/g/n wireless

£40 each.

Will sort pictures out if there is any interest in them. Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: £40 each
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Liverpool
Advertised elsewhere?: advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Riverbed tailors SteelCentral AppResponse for the cloud

Riverbed Technology has introduced an AWS version of SteelCentral AppResponse, providing companies with the ability to troubleshoot performance problems in applications running on the infrastructure-as-a-service provider.

Riverbed unveiled AppResponse Cloud this week, along with other technologies added to SteelCentral, a collection of application performance management tools and software.

SteelCentral AppResponse, one of three core components comprising SteelCentral, provides packet analysis to troubleshoot low-level problems degrading application and network performance. The latest version of the software makes deep packet inspection available for applications running on AWS.

“AppResponse Cloud is able to capture, analyze and store packets as they transit AWS,” said Shamus McGillicuddy, an analyst at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), based in Boulder, Colo.

SteelCentral AppResponse delivers those features from a virtual appliance that runs as an instance in an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Developers use the VPC service to create a virtual network that serves resources running on an isolated section of the public cloud. The VPC service provides developers with more granular control over their networks to deliver an extra layer of security for workloads and data.

A recent EMA survey of 250 enterprises found a demand for tools that collect traffic data from business applications running in a public cloud. Thirty-seven percent of the respondents in the EMA study were collecting traffic data in the cloud, and 32% were deploying tools to do so.

AppResponse Cloud customers can use an updated version of the SteelCentral Agent to capture packets. They also have the option of using a network packet broker from Big Switch, Cisco, Gigamon or Ixia.

The new NetProfiler cloud

Riverbed also introduced a cloud version of NetProfiler, the flow-based monitoring module in SteelCentral. Within AWS, NetProfiler can report on overall traffic volume and patterns.

“This gives network managers less granular visibility into AWS than AppResponse, but it’s a more affordable approach,” McGillicuddy said. “Flow-based monitoring is always cheaper to implement than packet-based monitoring.”

The updated version of NetProfiler also collects AWS billing information, which will help network managers track AWS costs. Other makers of monitoring tools have also added cloud-cost tracking, McGillicuddy said.

AppResponse Cloud
SteelCentral AppResponse working on the AWS cloud

Changes to AppInternals

Finally, Riverbed added cloud-focused enhancements to AppInternals, the second core component of SteelCentral. While AppResponse monitors packets, AppInternals helps troubleshoot application performance problems at the code level. The latest version of AppInternals performs code-level monitoring of cloud-native applications that are based on microservices and containers.

Riverbed did not announce changes to SteelCentral’s third core component, SteelCentral Portal. The software provides operational teams with a single interface for monitoring and troubleshooting network and application performance.

The latest improvements arrive a year after Riverbed launched its last significant upgrade to SteelCentral. Prior enhancements included integration with the company’s SD-WAN product, SteelConnect.

For Sale – Gaming PC

Hello Everyone,

I have for sale my Gaming PC which I no longer have time to use unfortunately, The spec is as follows:

NZXT H440 White Case (Window is scratched slightly)
2x 4GB Avexir Core Blue Series LED RAM DDR3
2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance Gold RAM DDR3
Asus Z97-K motherboard
Intel i5-4440 Processor
Corsair H100i Cpu AiO Cooler
Corsair AF140 White LED Fan
3x Corsair AF120 White LED Fans
Corsair RM750 Fully Modular PSU
1TB HDD with no OS

If you have any questions please do let me know.
Pictures will be posted tonight.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: West London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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