Hear from education experts around the world in the new Microsoft Flagship School Podcast |

Launching a new school is one of the most inspiring challenges leaders and educators can take on. The Microsoft Flagship School Podcast provides practical ideas and experiences from leaders around the globe, to make this journey to transform from the ground up, a little easier.

Today, I am pleased to share the release of a new podcast series to help inspire leaders around the world as they take steps on the journey to transform from the ground up. Drawing inspiration from our work with participating schools in our Flagship School program – an advisory to support ideation on new school construction and development – this new podcast provides an easily accessible source of information that can be listened to any time, on your popular podcast platforms.

Featuring many thought leaders in the education space working across different facets of education and learning design, construction and furnishing through to Microsoft experts on the technology front, the Microsoft Flagship School Podcast provides 20-minute injections of inspiration to share knowledge and best practices on building a new school. It’s also a great source of tangible actions that align to the pillars of the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework and shares ideas on how to build with the 12 tenets in mind.

All episodes are available today for listening on demand via Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Play Music.

Here is what we have in store:

Episode 1: The possibilities for your new school

The world is changing, fast. Launching a new school gives education teams an incredible opportunity to build a future-focused, engaging learning environment from the ground up. In our first episode I share some of my thoughts on education transformation alongside Beth Hamilton, founding Principal of Wilburton Elementary, Bellevue Washington, who shares her experiences on recently opening the new school.

Episode 2: The learning approach in your new school

Every part of a school from the building, to the devices deployed, to the furniture purchased should work towards the goal of improving learning. Therefore, before we explore the many components to think about in your new school, we dig into what the learning approach will be for students. This episode features Tom Vander Ark from Getting Smart, and education leader Michelle Zimmerman from Renton Prep.

Episode 3: Learning environments in your new school

When designing from the ground up, we have an opportunity to consider the latest research in how the learning environments impact student experiences. In this episode, we speak with experts Madelyn Hankins, General Manager of Steelcase Education and Prakash Nair, CEO and Founder of Fielding Nair International, who have both led school design and furnishings across the world. We also spend some time with Terry Byers of Churchie Grammar, Queensland.

 

Episode 4: Personalized learning and data in your new school

Data is the new oil. With focus, careful collection and refinement, data can fuel a student’s learning path in meaningful ways. It exemplifies how technology can play a pivotal role in shaping students’ learning in ways not previously possible. In this episode, we hear from experts Maria Langworthy of Microsoft Education, Aidan McCarthy, a system leader in the Catholic education system in Western Australia, and James Protheroe, an education leader from Wales.

Episode 5: A positive culture in your new school

There is growing awareness of the importance of culture and mindset. We need new schools to be built with a strong culture that will help students and staff thrive. In this episode, we talk to Professor Lea Waters, a global expert on positive education, who shares the link between well-being and learning, and the importance of creating a positive school culture.

Episode 6: Accessibility and inclusion in your new school

Every new school needs to be built with a strong lens of accessibility and inclusion. Together they are a powerful force that is essential for every new school to incorporate deeply throughout its learning environments. In this episode, we talk to leaders from Microsoft, Megan Lawrence, Mike Tholfsen and Will Lewis, focusing on how technology can accelerate the path to making an inclusive and accessible school even more achievable.

Episode 7: Advancing the smart in your new school

Technology can play a huge role in advancing physical structures, design, and operations to put more smarts into school facilities and management. In this episode, we hear from Bert Van Hoof of Microsoft and Mark Hepburn of Iconics, who are both doing important work to support sustainable and advanced ideation on what it means to leverage technology to improve the way we live, learn, and play.

Episode 8: Making, creating, and coding in your new school

When you bring together passion and education, learning thrives. Learning styles are increasingly taking a playful approach designed to drive skills through the use of Minecraft: Education Edition and physical computing. In this episode, we hear from Deirdre Quarnstrom, GM of Minecraft Education at Microsoft, Jacqueline Russell, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft and classroom teacher Chhaya Narayan, and her students Emily and Tawara from Elim Christian College, NZ.

Episode 9: Acquiring devices in your new school

In this episode we hear how to choose the right devices for your school – from individual devices to larger form devices – and how to create a successful foundation to surround 1:1 to set up for success. In this episode hear best practices from Jason Wilmot, K12 leader at Microsoft Education and Jonathan Bishop, Head Teacher of Broadclyst Community Primary School, UK

Episode 10: Creating the future with your new school

In this uncertain century, there is one constant: continuous change. We can’t predict the future of education, but we can guide it by ensuring our schools are adaptable and creative environments, and our educators and leaders evolve with the technology. We end this season hearing insights from Microsoft leader and former school principal Mark Sparvell, and some final thoughts from me to close out the series.

We hope this new resource is helpful to spark ideas for your own school. And if you like it, give us a rating of 5 stars!

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Announcing Windows Community Toolkit v5.1 – Windows Developer Blog

It’s with great pleasure today that we announce the next update to the Windows Community Toolkit, version 5.1, made possible with help and contributions from our developer community. This update brings high-quality animation support with the inclusion of Lottie-Windows in the toolkit.  In addition, it provides a control for choosing Remote Devices, a new Image Cropping control, and many control accessibility fixes.
See more details on these features below.
Animations with Lottie-Windows
This new library provides high quality animation support on Windows 10 (1809) by utilizing the Windows.UI.Composition APIs and allows for the consumption of Bodymovin JSON files or optimized code-generated classes for playback in your Windows apps.  It is the successor to the LottieUWP community project.

Try installing the new Lottie Viewer app from the Microsoft Store to test out animations and generate optimized code for your Windows apps.
Documentation for Lottie-Windows.
Remote Device Picker
The Remote Device Picker allows a user to select a device, proximally or cloud accessible, from a dialog.  The app can then use this information to perform various scenarios like opening and communicating with an app on the chosen device.  Read more about what’s possible after selecting a device like opening an app or creating an app service.
This is possible with Project Rome which allows building people-centric experiences across devices and platforms (Android, Windows, iOS).  For examplehaving your app or website (using MS Graph APIs) continue a task to another device or create companion experiences that can communicate with each other across devices, like a remote control.

Documentation for RemoteDevicePicker.  Read more about Project Rome capabilities here.
Image Cropper
The new Image Cropper control allows you to provide effortless image cropping functionality to your app.  Perfect for user selected profile pictures and photo editing tools.

Documentation for ImageCropper.
Accessibility Improvements
We’ve been striving to increase the accessibility of our controls in the last release and this one.  This update provides more fixes to keyboard navigation, high contrast, and narrator readability to the toolkit controls.
.NET Core 3.0 Preview for WPF and WinForms Packages
With the recent release of .NET Core 3.0 preview 2, we’ve shipped a toolkit 6.0 preview package for our WPF/WinForms library Microsoft.Toolkit.Win32 to support it.  Please download it here for WPF or WinForms to give it a try in your .NET Core applications.  Report any issues here.
Get started today
There are a lot more updates than we can cover here, be sure to read the release notes for more details on all the fixes provided in this update.
As a reminder, you can get started by following our docs.microsoft.com tutorial, or preview the latest features by installing the Windows Community Toolkit Sample App from the Microsoft Store. If you would like to contribute, please join us on GitHub! To join the conversation on Twitter, use the #WindowsToolkit hashtag.
Happy coding!
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Best data storage products 2018: Products of the Year

Editor’s note

For the 17th year, we invited vendors to submit their best data storage products for consideration. To even the playing field for new products, we only accepted products released or significantly upgraded in the past year.

Our judges were analysts, consultants and SearchStorage editors who weighed tech innovation, ease of integration, performance, manageability, value, functionality and practicality. They graded products in five categories: backup and disaster recovery hardware, backup and DR software and services, software-defined and cloud storage, storage arrays and storage management tools.

Read on to find out which best data storage products won and why, as well as about the finalists they competed with. Kudos to this year’s winners!

1Backup and disaster recovery hardware

The backup and DR hardware category includes data protection hardware, backup software integrated with hardware appliances, tape libraries and drives, backup media, disk backup targets, deduplication devices, and gateway appliances for cloud backup and replication. Any backup device that sits in a data center falls in this category. Similarly, backup software products that are sold with a physical component also fit here.

2Backup and disaster recovery software and services

Veteran data protection vendors battled more recent entrants to the market in the backup and disaster recovery software category of the 2018 Products of the Year competition. This category includes backup and recovery software; cloud backup and recovery services; and on-premises backup and disaster recovery, snapshots, replication and archiving. The cloud played an important role in top-performing products. Other key features included ransomware defense, journal-based recovery and virtual protection.

3Software-defined and cloud storage

A trio of startups tackling issues such as multi-cloud data management and storage for containerized applications took top honors in the 2018 best data storage Products of the Year competition for software-defined and cloud storage. Entries in this crowded category must run on standard server hardware. Products included software that can pool and centrally manage storage; object stores; file systems; and software powering hyper-converged systems that combine storage, compute and virtualization resources.

4Storage arrays

The 2018 best data storage products winners in our enterprise storage arrays category shine the spotlight on high-performance networked storage. Submitted entries used fixed disk, flash or a hybrid media combination — although disk-only systems are losing dominance to flash. Products included Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN, NAS, multiprotocol systems, converged infrastructure products, SSDs, HDDs, disk controllers and caching appliances. Unlike software-defined storage, entries must integrate software management and storage features with the storage media. Two winning vendors are SAN mainstays, and one re-engineered its flagship all-flash block array to deliver fast storage for AI at the edge.

5Storage management tools

Winners in the data storage management tools category vary from repeat entrants to companies and products new to the awards platform. Common themes among entrants include cloud connections and moving data to and from the cloud. Among the best data storage winners you will also find support for multi-platform, multi-cloud and multiple storage tiers, in addition to many other features offered by the products. All fit into one of the following subcategories: SAN management and storage resource management software, as well as third-party analytics, performance monitoring, configuration management, provisioning and data reduction products.

6‘Storage’ magazine unveils Products of the Year

In addition to revealing the winners of its annual ‘Storage’ Products of the Year competition, the February issue of ‘Storage’ magazine explores the most important data storage trends of 2019. Also, this issue looks at the five most important things we learned about storage in 2018. It takes a look at the trend away from all things cloud, how GDPR and ransomware are changing data protection systems, and the dangers of mass secondary data fragmentation.

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For Sale – Ryzen 7 gaming PC, GTX 1070, SSD, HDD

hi all

following the purchase of a z390 mobo from these forums, i’ve decided to upgrade now and gone intel/RTX and build a new PC! foolish, as this is only 8 mths old ish.

it was built from mostly new parts and most have warranties which i will help with should issues arise. not sure if they can be transferred like EVGA?? anyway, on with the beast.

The machine won’t have an activated OS as i am taking the drives(m.2) i had running and replacing with a new SSD and HDD.

SPEC:

CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 8 core w/wraith cooler
mobo: MSI B450 gaming plus – 6 mth plus warranty
Mem: 16 gb of Adata premier pro 2666 mhz ram
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 8gb – 2 yrs plus warranty
SSD: 240 gb ssd
HDD: 2 x 500 gb drives
Case: Aerocool midi RGB lighting – was new
PSU: Riotoro enigma g2 650 watt gold fully modular 9 year plus warranty left (made by seasonic)
OS: windows 10 trial will be installed due to current being removed. you will need you own key.

£795 to include all fees and shipping.

Price and currency: 795
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: bank transfer
Location: heybridge
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
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Announcing Windows Server vNext Insider Preview Build 18334 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders!
Today we are pleased to release a new Insider build of the Windows Server VNext Semi-Annual Channel release.

Server Core App Compatibility feature on demand (FOD)
The Server Core App Compatibility FOD was new in Windows Server 2019 and Windows Server, version 1809.  We are continuing investment in the App Compatibility FOD based on customer and Insider feedback.
New in this Insider release for App Compatibility FOD:

Task Scheduler (Taskschd.msc)

Please try it and let us know!  More to come…

Windows Server vNext Semi-Annual Preview The Server Core Edition is available in the 18 supported Server languages in ISO format and in English only in VHDX format.
Windows Server Core App Compatibility FoD Preview
Windows Server Language Packs
Windows Admin Center 1812

The following keys allow for unlimited activations of Windows Server Previews

Server Standard: V6N4W-86M3X-J77X3-JF6XW-D9PRV
Server Datacenter: B69WH-PRNHK-BXVK3-P9XF7-XD84W

This Windows Server Preview will expire July 5th, 2019.
Symbols are available on the public symbol server – see Update on Microsoft’s Symbol Server blog post and Using the Microsoft Symbol Server. Matching Windows Server container images will be available via Docker Hub. For more information about Windows Server containers and Insider builds, click here.

Registered Insiders may navigate directly to the Windows Server Insider Preview download page.  If you have not yet registered as an Insider, see GETTING STARTED WITH SERVER on the Windows Insiders for Business portal.

The most important part of a frequent release cycle is to hear what’s working and what needs to be improved, so your feedback is extremely valued. For Windows Admin Center, Send us feedback via UserVoice. We also encourage you to visit the Windows Admin Center space on the Microsoft Tech Communities forum to collaborate, share and learn from experts.
For Windows Server, use your registered Windows 10 Insider device and use the Feedback Hub application. In the app, choose the Windows Server category and then the appropriate subcategory for your feedback. In the title of the Feedback, please indicate the build number you are providing feedback on in this format:
[Server #####] Title of my feedback
We also encourage you to visit the Windows Server Insiders space on the Microsoft Tech Communities forum to collaborate, share and learn from experts.

We fixed an issue where In-place upgrade failed.
We fixed an issue where a CPU spike may happen when Windows Server logs obsolete Windows Error Reporting reports PnPDriverInstallError and PnPDriverImportError.
We fixed an issue where Dynamic Update Setup on Server shows “Installing Windows 10” instead of Server.
We fixed an issue where ADFS Requests with invalid domain suffixes fail after a long delay (around 3 minutes) with error DS_NAME_ERROR_DOMAIN_ONLY. This can cause queued legitimate requests to experience delays or also timeout.
We fixed an issue where Windows may attempt to reuse an expired DHCP lease if the lease expired while the OS was shutdown.

[New] A local user’s last logon time output from “net user username” may not be recorded even when the user has accessed the server’s network share.
Scheduled startup tasks may fail to run. An event is logged, ID 101 with the error code ERROR_LOGON_FAILURE when the failure occurs.
A virtual machine may not report all virtual fibre channel (vfc) LUNs after powering on if there are 2000+ vfc LUNs. WMI queries from the host show the LUNS available. Restarting the VMMs may show the LUNS again as available.
DCPromo fails if the interface metric of the physical NIC is larger than Loopback Interface19919812 Third-party password filter dlls may not be notified when the local Administrator account’s password was changed
[New] Attempting system image recovery from an image located on a network share may result in error “A specified logon session does not exist. It may already have been terminated”
Server FODs are not retained after in-place (or B2B) upgrade
Domain Controller rename updates incorrect attributes in AD leaving orphaned data behind (ValidateSPNsAndDNSHostNameActual). This can be reproduced by adding a new FQDN, setting it as primary, restarting the domain controller, then removing the current FQDN. Checking the msDS-AdditionalDnsHostName, msDS-AdditionalSamAccountName and servicePrincipalName attributes will incorrect values.
Invalid file may be created in %Systemroot%System32LogFilesSum by User Access Logging
Self-service users cannot install Feature on Demand (FOD) packages and Language Packs for Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and Autopilot scenarios.
A container host may become unresponsive due to a deadlock when attempting to mount a volume. On an affected system, Docker hangs on all commands.
When a Windows Defender Application Guard container crashes, the resulting type of dump may be unexpected.

This is pre-release software – it is provided for use “as-is” and is not supported in production environments. Users are responsible for installing any updates made available from Windows Update.   All pre-release software made available to you via the Windows Server Insider program are governed by the Insider Terms of Use.
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Microsoft Business Applications for Healthcare: Empowering teams for exceptional patient experiences – Microsoft Dynamics 365

This week at the HIMSS 2019 conference, the healthcare IT community will explore solutions to the most urgent challenges facing modern health. Microsoft will share new innovations to help health organizations navigate the complex technology transformations needed to deliver modern patient experiences that promote successful treatments and well-being.

The Microsoft Healthcare team will showcase intelligent healthcare solutions that connect health data and systems securely in the cloud, improve communication with teams and patients, and advance precision healthcare. These featured solutions—powered by Microsoft 365, Azure, and the new Microsoft Healthcare Bot service—interoperate with Microsoft Business Applications to enable personalized care, empower care teams, and advance precision healthcare.

Today, people want the same level of access and engagement with healthcare providers as they get from other digital brand experiences. Case in point: a recent survey by Transcend Insights found that 93 percent of patients expect care providers to provide access to information about their medical history, and 71 percent want to digitally provide status updates to better inform diagnoses and decisions.

Dynamics 365 unifies operations and patient engagement, breaking down silos created by the patchwork of business systems and databases within the organization. As patients interact with web portals and clinicians, providers can access a 360-degree view of the patient for more personalized service. And by using solutions like the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Health Accelerator, healthcare providers can more easily create new use cases and workflows using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) based data model.

Improving patient engagement with virtual clinics

As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based care, many providers focus on face-to-face patient experiences at the clinic or hospital. Now imagine the challenge of improving care for patients scattered across remote, difficult-to-reach villages.

Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital (HUS) are solving the issue by using Microsoft cloud solutions to create a virtual hospital that provides remote, virtual health services throughout Finland, including sparsely populated regions.

HUS moved to the cloud with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 to create digital hubs for its medical specialties, and then added Dynamics 365 for Customer Service. Now providers have tools to access a 360-degree view of patients across departments and care givers to improve treatment. Patients can access self-service portals for medical information and self-help therapies, plus receive virtual one-on-one treatments from specialists. It’s a win-win for everyone. Patients are empowered to feel more in control of their health which boosts confidence and support, and providers can provide personalized care to more patients.

HUS is also conducting pilot programs with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to direct patients to the right place right away and improve digital healthcare services. Providers will be able to gain insights from complex data to develop precision medicine and treatments for different patients and groups.

Learn more about the HUS Virtual Hospital in this customer story, as well as in the short video below.

Empowering care teams for exceptional at-home services

Another way Dynamics 365 is improving patient care is by enabling care teams to remotely monitor patients, share knowledge across health teams, and coordinate the right level of care.

In Australia, more older citizens are choosing to live at home, rather than a nursing facility. For residential wellness provider ECH, this means making life simple for 15,000 clients while providing support for the domestic healthcare workers. ECH deployed Dynamics 365 to streamline the onboarding of new clients, helping to match them with the right specialists. They also adopted Dynamics 365 for Talent to attract and onboard skilled care providers and set them up for success which is critical in a field with high stress and turnover. They’re helping to reduce burnout and attrition by using Dynamics 365 to promote continuous learning, track employee accomplishments, and help workers get certified and trained.

Improving operational outcomes with no-code apps

A key to exceptional patient experiences is empowering staff to streamline care processes, reduce redundancy, and gain insights to make decisions faster.

New York’s largest healthcare provider, Northwell Health, is streamlining patient care processes using Dynamics 365 for Customer Service and the Microsoft Power Platform to give employees tools to optimize patient care, reduce costs, and ensure regulatory compliance.

Using PowerApps, a Northwell Health doctor with no technical expertise created an app that gives physicians, nurses, and administrators visibility into tasks that need to be completed like patient requests to ensure a patient gets a needed X-ray. The app takes data entered into Dynamics 365, stored in the PowerApps Common Data Service, and augments it with attributes from the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Healthcare Accelerator, which makes it easier to create new use cases and workflows using a FHIR-based data model.

By connecting the app to the Microsoft Bot Framework, clinicians and administrators can leverage predictive insights and automated workflows to quickly get fast answers about patients. Plus, all data is on the trusted Azure cloud that helps ensure the compliance, confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of sensitive data.

Get the full story at HIMSS

These three stories are just a peek at how Microsoft Business Applications are helping transform patient experiences. If you are attending HIMSS, be sure to visit our booth (#2500) and attend sessions to learn more from our healthcare technology experts. Find more information about our location and sessions in this schedule, and be sure to check out the resources below:

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What key SDN features are in Windows Server 2019?

Microsoft expanded the software-defined networking capabilities in its latest Windows Server release to adapt to data center demands.

More organizations require more nimbleness from IT and increased security from the networking component to prevent breaches and disruptions. SDN is one way to answer these needs by performing traditional management methods using software and a centralized management interface.

Microsoft bolstered Windows Server 2019 with four key SDN features to expand networking functionality from previous Windows Server versions. These new SDN features — encrypted networks, firewall auditing, virtual network peering and egress metering — attempt to address network security challenges and ease the administrator’s overall workload.

SDN in Windows Server 2019 gets security improvements

Two new SDN features that focus on security come via encrypted networks and firewall auditing in Windows Server 2019.

Encrypted networks scramble traffic on virtual networks between VMs on the same encryption-enabled subnet. This SDN feature uses Datagram Transport Layer Security to encode the packets, which stops malicious actors from causing harm or stealing data even if they manage to get on the physical network.

Firewall auditing in Windows Server 2019 gives administrators a handy logging feature that can help with troubleshooting and compliance assurance. Windows Server 2019 keeps a record of traffic managed by the SDN firewall, which administrators and compliance officers can analyze and evaluate for certain events, such as possible intrusions.

Firewall auditing in Windows Server 2019 gives administrators a handy logging feature that can help with troubleshooting and compliance assurance.

New SDN features simplify management

The virtual network peering feature in Windows Server 2019 joins multiple virtual networks to make them operate as a single virtual network. Both networks get the benefit of communicating with each other’s resources without gateways or increasing latency. In addition to this flexibility, administrators avoid any downtime during the connection process.

Egress metering tracks virtual device status and usage. This Microsoft SDN feature measures outbound data transfers and keeps track of packets sent outside the IP range of the virtual network.

Egress metering helps administrators follow how much traffic leaves the network, where the traffic goes, and which individual or business unit is responsible for the traffic. If administrators use this SDN feature with private clouds, egress metering can monitor chargeback billing.

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Google eyes confidential computing to buff cloud security cred

Google has advanced its march into confidential computing with a new contest that offers significant cash prizes to developers.

Confidential computing refers to the isolation of application workloads in trusted execution environments (TEEs), which encrypt the data while it’s in use. That’s a step above today’s common practice, where data is encrypted at rest, safely nestled in persistent storage or encrypted while in transit over a network.

TEEs are meant to thwart insider attacks, shield data from a compromised hypervisor or host OS and mitigate the threats posed by network vulnerabilities. They also seek to avert attacks that emanate from malicious firmware.

“Historically, for developers, the problem has been that writing code that can take advantage of a secure enclave has been a challenge,” said Garrett Bekker, principal security analyst at 451 Research.

Garrett Bekker, principal security analyst at 451 ResearchGarrett Bekker

Google added encryption in use in May 2018 with its Asylo project, an open source framework used to create container-based enclaves — a type of TEE — that are compatible with Intel SGX-based hardware. Over time, the goal is to make Asylo hardware-agnostic.

But confidential computing is a nascent area of research, so Google has now upped the ante with the Confidential Computing Challenge, a contest that does not seek examples of implemented code, but rather ideas that outline how to advance the confidential computing concept.

From now until April 1, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) wants submissions that describe either a fresh use for confidential computing or ways to improve upon current methods. The winner gets $15,000, plus $5,000 in GCP credits and an unspecified “special hardware gift.” Google also offers lab training at no charge to help developers understand the Asylo toolchain.

Doug Cahill, senior analyst and group director at Enterprise Strategy GroupDoug Cahill

For now, GCP’s contest mostly appears to be a way to prime the proverbial pump around Asylo with a community to share knowledge and compare notes on best practices, said Doug Cahill, senior analyst and group director at Enterprise Strategy Group in Milford, Mass.

Writing code that can take advantage of a secure enclave has been a challenge.
Garrett Bekkerprincipal security analyst, 451 Research

“There’ll be the winner at the end, but more important is the knowledge sharing between the participants,” he said.

GCP’s efforts around Asylo may be less about one vendor’s desire to be a player in cybersecurity and more about doing what it says it believes is necessary to gain share in the increasingly heated public cloud platform market.

Also, like any emerging technology, swarms of vendors want in on the action around TEEs and enclaves, which means lots of market confusion before there is consensus. For example, GCP has focused Asylo on Intel SGX hardware to start, but AMD has its own implementation of enclaves called ARM TrustZone, 451’s Bekker said.

Applications may not be portable across those different enclaves, but Asylo has the eventual goal to give developers an abstraction layer over those complexities, he said.

It’s early days for TEEs and enclaves, but adoption of containers and serverless computing in the cloud helps foster these security concepts, which reflecting the cybersecurity principle of least privilege. Still, it’s important to remember a truism in cybersecurity: Every innovation in the name of end-user safety swiftly becomes a target for bad actors.

“Security is always about defense in depth,” Cahill said. “We shouldn’t think of this as a silver bullet. We should always be mindful that the adversary innovates and looks for weaknesses and vulnerabilities.”

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For Sale – Ryzen 7 gaming PC, GTX 1070, SSD, HDD

hi all

following the purchase of a z390 mobo from these forums, i’ve decided to upgrade now and gone intel/RTX and build a new PC! foolish, as this is only 8 mths old ish.

it was built from mostly new parts and most have warranties which i will help with should issues arise. not sure if they can be transferred like EVGA?? anyway, on with the beast.

The machine won’t have an activated OS as i am taking the drives(m.2) i had running and replacing with a new SSD and HDD.

SPEC:

CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 8 core w/wraith cooler
mobo: MSI B450 gaming plus – 6 mth plus warranty
Mem: 16 gb of Adata premier pro 2666 mhz ram
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 8gb – 2 yrs plus warranty
SSD: 240 gb ssd
HDD: 2 x 500 gb drives
Case: Aerocool midi RGB lighting – was new
PSU: Riotoro enigma g2 650 watt gold fully modular 9 year plus warranty left (made by seasonic)
OS: windows 10 trial will be installed due to current being removed. you will need you own key.

£795 to include all fees and shipping.

Price and currency: 795
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: bank transfer
Location: heybridge
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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