New AI, mixed reality business solutions lead the way for Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Microsoft Dynamics 365

Today at Microsoft Business Forward in Paris, France we connected with hundreds of global business leaders to share our vision for Microsoft Business Applications. In addition, I had the privilege to unveil new Dynamics 365 AI and mixed reality applications, and new solutions to help businesses unlock deeper insights from data across their organizations.

The new capabilities we introduce biannually in our October and April releases advance our commitment to remove barriers to innovation and operational excellence; a vision reinforced by amazing stories of companies evolving their business as usual. ExxonMobil is a great example. This week, we announced that the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company has deployed Dynamics 365 to help improve operations in one of the world’s most important oil-producing regions.

ExxonMobil joins a growing roster of organizations deploying Microsoft Business Applications to help foster innovation by unlocking siloed data and enabling a holistic, 360-degree view of the business, customers and employees. Built on a unified data platform, businesses can apply intelligence across workloads, giving people the ability to reason over data wherever it resides, predict trends, and drive action. And with adaptable business applications, business professionals can build and customize solutions, allowing people and processes to stay ahead of trends and market forces.

Moving business forward with AI, mixed reality, and data insight solutions

Today’s announcements accelerate our vision and the impact we can deliver to customers, building on Dynamics 365 AI and mixed reality solutions announced in September 2018. The following new solutions are reflected in the updated April 2019 release notes available starting today.

Dynamics 365 + AI

This spring, we are continuing to invest in new and expanded data and AI services for unprecedented business intelligence, security, and insight-driven innovation and customer experiences.

Dynamics 365 Customer Insights provide anyone—from non-technical business users to analysts and data scientists—with a deeper understanding of customers, enabling intelligent insights and action that can help you personalize experiences, retain customers, and build loyalty. Tivoli, the Denmark-based operator of the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, aims to be one of the first organizations to leverage Dynamics 365 Customer Insights. They are working to utilize artificial intelligence and the application to unify guest data siloed across databases, generate actionable insights, engage guests intelligently, and deliver personalized experiences, whether in marketing messages, loyalty offers, or during face-to-face interactions at the park. Dynamics 365 Customer Insights is now available for preview and coming to general availability in April. Visit the Dynamics 365 Customer Insights web page to learn more.

Dynamics 365 customer insights dashboard.
Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service empowers business users to easily create and manage AI-powered virtual agents that resolve routine problems and requests. With an initial focus on customer service, future capabilities will extend virtual agent solutions across a range of customer experience scenarios to automate problem solving. This new cloud service, launching in public preview in April, empowers those closest to the customer to create, deploy, and manage virtual agents that automate solutions to problems without the need for data science or coding expertise. This will help reduce the time and costs to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Microsoft Virtual Agent product screen shot.
Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service

Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection is a new cloud-based anti-fraud solution for e-commerce merchants designed to drive down fraud loss, increase bank acceptance rates to yield higher revenue, and improve the online shopping experience of its customers. Enterprises will benefit from the same technology deployed within Microsoft to dramatically reduce fraud loss rates and false positive rates while increasing bank acceptance rates, an achievement recognized by The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) as a finalist for the 2019 Franz Edelman Award for achievements in advanced analytics, operations research, and management science. A public preview will be made available in April 2019.

Dynamics 365 + Mixed Reality

The adoption of mixed reality solutions for Microsoft Business Applications in 2018 has been inspiring, with real-world success in sectors ranging from manufacturing, automotive, and energy, particularly with a field service workforce. Toyota’s North America Production Engineering team has been using Dynamics 365 Layout and Dynamics 365 Remote Assist on Microsoft HoloLens in their North America manufacturing centers. Dynamics 365 Layout can improve business processes in valuable ways, such as the layout of digital twins of equipment on the manufacturing floor for safety and process verification, and creating innovative AR training practices through the use of holographic equipment instead of physical equipment in space. Dynamics 365 Remote Assist is in the early phases of being used to improve safety and reduce costs through the use of remote experts for equipment verification and incident response.

Today we’re announcing that we’re extending our Dynamics 365 mixed reality applications to mobile devices, so businesses can leverage mixed reality technology on devices they already have. Customers continue to tell us that HoloLens is the best mixed reality device for business, and that it’s a breakthrough for their many areas that require heads up, hands free work. But we also know that many employees carry AR-capable phones and tablets everywhere they go. These two new solutions will further enable employees to adopt mixed reality at work, no matter what device they use.

Dynamics 365 Product Visualize (coming to iOS in preview) empowers sellers to showcase and customize products in their actual environment, helping create a shared understanding between buyer and seller to accelerate complex sales processes. In industries like manufacturing, healthcare, and automotive where products are often complex, and highly configurable or simply too cumbersome to carry around, the need for product visualization is key. It builds a buyer’s confidence early in the sales process so costly change orders are reduced, and customer satisfaction is higher. Using Product Visualize, sellers can show products to customers directly within their Dynamics 365 for Sales workflow and spatial and configuration notes are all saved directly within the associated sales opportunity. Since sales commonly requires more than just one individual, sellers can leverage session content directly in Microsoft Teams to improve internal collaboration to deliver customer-oriented solutions that are critical to accelerating the sales process.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Product Visualize shown on a tablet.
Dynamics 365 Product Visualize

Dynamics 365 Remote Assist for mobile devices (coming to Android in preview) extends the capabilities of Dynamics 365 Remote Assist to Android mobile devices and allows employees to work together from anywhere, empowering technicians to solve problems faster the first time. With Remote Assist, technicians can use either Microsoft HoloLens or an Android mobile device to collaborate with remote experts and troubleshoot issues in context. This latest release of Remote Assist for mobile devices and HoloLens will also include mobile annotations, group calling, deeper integration with Dynamics 365 for Field Service, and improved accessibility features for the HoloLens app.

A man using Microsoft Dynamics 365 remote assist for mobile devices on his phone.
Dynamics 365 Remote Assist for mobile devices

Empowering people with data insights

One of the reasons Microsoft Business Applications are so powerful is the ability to integrate intelligent tools and generate insights from data sourced from every corner of the organization, including customer transactions, marketing engagement, lead generation activities, and financial and operational data. We continually add new capabilities to bring data insights to life, such as the new Microsoft Forms Pro, that will be available in public preview this spring. This enterprise survey tool makes it easy for organizations to collect feedback across customer touchpoints using surveys, quizzes, and polls, correlate the feedback with business transactions, and derive actionable insights from the combined data. Additional details are available via the Microsoft Forms Pro preview.

The momentum continues with enhancements to the Microsoft Power Platform, combining Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Common Data Service into an unmatched palette of tools to extend, customize, and integrate Dynamics 365 and Office 365 into your environment. These three applications form a framework that allows users to analyze data to gain insights, act on insights to drive intelligent business processes from the apps they build, and automate tasks to lower costs while reducing errors.

Today at Microsoft Business Forward, we shared how Virgin Atlantic is leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform to speed up application development and empower non-developers to create applications and automate workflows. From customer service and gate agents to maintenance crews and operations, teams across the company can leverage PowerApps and an extensible platform to get insights from data, and share those insights across the highly mobile workforce, enabling secure use of data by employees at airports, on planes, and in offices around the world—all with different roles and information requirements.

Teams have consolidated customer data into a single source of truth, providing service agents with a 360-degree view of customer preferences, enabling a travel experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. On the operational side, the engineering compliance team is using PowerApps to replace paper-based safety and compliance audits. See today’s post to the PowerApps blog for a detailed look at how Virgin Atlantic is reimaging the passenger experience one PowerApp at a time.

Explore the Microsoft Business Applications April 2019 release

We look forward to sharing more updates and customer stories in the weeks and months ahead, including at the Virtual Launch event on April 2nd. In the meantime, view the April 2019 release notes for details about all features releasing from April 2019 through September 2019 for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

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Palo Alto Networks to acquire SOAR vendor Demisto

Firewall software company Palo Alto Networks, based in Santa Clara, Calif., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SOAR vendor Demisto for $560 million.

Palo Alto Networks chairman and CEO Nikesh Arora said the acquisition will help accelerate Palo Alto Networks’ Application Framework strategy and improve the effectiveness of security teams that are sorely in need of solutions.

“We cannot solve security by deploying more and more solutions that alert us to potential issues; we need solutions,” Arora said during a conference call earlier today. “Demisto is a leader in the evolving space called security orchestration, automation and response. With Demisto we add more security analytics and automation technologies to our platform and can strengthen the security outcomes that we deliver to our 60,000 customers and more.”

Demisto’s multivendor orchestration capabilities, analytics and automated playbooks will help bring Palo Alto Networks closer to using AI and machine learning and will allow customers to further automate significant parts of their security operations, he said. This in turn will allow them to direct their attention to solving unique and complex threats, he added.

The acquisition of the SOAR vendor will help strengthen Palo Alto Networks’ commitment to security teams by delivering a platform that provides higher levels of integration automation, and innovation to prevent successful cyberattacks, he said.

Cybersecurity startup Demisto was founded in 2015 and serves customers worldwide, including companies in healthcare, high-tech and financial services.

With Demisto we see an opportunity to extend our focus and belief around the use of automation as a very critical component of security.
Lee Klarichchief product officer, Palo Alto Networks

Demisto adds to a series of investments Palo Alto Networks has made in the last 12 months designed to strengthen their ability to offer integration solutions to customers, Arora said, and is another step in their journey to change the paradigm of how security is offered — with a more data-centric approach that relies on AI and machine learning.

“As you look at the continued attention to security across the enterprise and the continued need for security as you start making cloud transitions, there is a lot of pressure on the SOC; … we felt there is a need for SOC management and integration being provided with the SOC,” Arora said. “We felt we needed a backbone to be able to create that integration, automation, using all the data that you can deploy in the Application Framework and hence we went down the acquisition path.”

Through the use of analytics and automation, the SOAR vendor market has emerged as a way of helping security operations centers deal with the overwhelming number of alerts that are coming in, said Lee Klarich, chief product officer at Palo Alto Networks.

“With Demisto we see an opportunity to extend our focus and belief around the use of automation as a very critical component of security and leverage [that] on top of the Application Framework [which] allows us to integrate it with the data and the sensors that we have,” Klarich said.

Demisto is changing the way incident response teams use automation to manage and stop attacks, Arora said, amassing one of the largest incident response communities in the industry with approximately over 5,000 members. The company’s platforms are in more than 200 enterprise integrations with companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Splunk, Slack and others, he added.

“Demisto’s proven technology success coupled with the benefit of Palo Alto Networks’ large and growing customer base, well-established sales organization and deep partner relationships will allow us to provide a more comprehensive set of solutions to our customers.”

The proposed acquisition is expected to close during Palo Alto Networks’ fiscal third quarter.

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For Sale – Acer Revo RL80 with IR Mod

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    This has been my trusted Kodi box but I have recently upgraded to 4K so no longer required.
    It’s running an Intel Celeron 1007 1.5GHz upgraded to 4GB of ram on the latest stable build of LibreELEC on a 500GB HDD.
    It also has an IR receiver mod which works brilliantly, allowing full control via a Logitech Harmony or any other universal remote.
    Runs heavy skins smoothly, frame rate switches and passes through HD audio whilst being quite under load.
    The original 2GB of ram is still in the box along with original power supply and the stand that came with it.
    Happy to answer any further questions

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18841 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing 20H1 Build 18841 to Windows Insiders who have opted into Skip Ahead. Remember – these builds are from the 20H1 development branch. Some things we are working on in 20H1 require a longer lead time. We will begin releasing 19H2 bits to Insiders later this spring after we get 19H1 nearly finished and ready; once 19H1 is “nearly finished and ready” we’ll also use the Release Preview ring for previews of drivers and quality updates on 19H1.
IMPORTANT: As is normal with builds early in the development cycle, these builds may contain bugs that might be painful for some. If you take this flight, you won’t be able to switch back to the Fast or Slow rings without doing a clean-install on your PC and starting over.
If you are looking for a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring – head on over to Flight Hub. You can also check out the rest of our documentation here including a complete list of new features and updates that have gone out as part of Insider flights for the current development cycle.

Windows Sandbox now supports configuration files! These files allow users to configure some aspects of the sandbox, such as vGPU, networking and shared folders. A blog post to explain this new feature is available here.
Windows Sandbox now captures hotkeys in full screen.
We fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox would not start on localized builds.
We’ve done some work to improve error reporting in Windows Sandbox. Now the error dialog includes the error code and a link to the Feedback Hub.
We fixed an issue where Windows Sandbox was unexpectedly throwing an error due to referencing a deleted file under Windows.old.
We fixed an issue where if you unpinned groups from Start, apps might end up thinking their tiles were still pinned.
We fixed a recent issue where if you hid the search icon in the taskbar, a number of win32 apps would unexpectedly redraw when opening the Start menu.
We fixed an issue resulting in the Search pane becoming truncated if launched after rotating the device orientation from horizontal to vertical.
We fixed an issue where Settings would sometimes crash when opening “Advanced Display Settings” from Display Settings.
We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to add a drive to the list of folders to exclude when setting up Enhanced Search in Settings.
We fixed an issue where there were unexpected characters in the text under the Storage Sense listing for temporary files.
We fixed an issue resulting in certain games no longer rendering UI updates (appearing visually stuck) after using Alt + Tab to quickly switch away and back to the game.
We fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar blinking if an AC adapter was attached when the device had less than 20% battery.
We fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar disappearing for a second when dismissing Start/Cortana/Search on a secondary monitor.
We fixed an issue resulting in File Explorer potentially hanging when trying to rename, delete, or move MKV files in the recent flights.
We fixed an issue that could cause Windows logon to forget the last logged on user, and instead would display the sign-in prompt for the default user from the list after dismissing the lock screen.
We fixed an issue resulting in CDPUserSVC using an unexpectedly large amount of CPU for prolonged periods of time.
We fixed an issue where the newly added popup window shadows might unexpectedly stop appearing after using your PC for some time.
We fixed an issue impacting UWP apps resulting in entries under a “…” that launched other apps not working after the first time the secondary app was launched.
We fixed an issue resulting in the left and right arrows on the touch keyboard inserting 4 and 6, respectively, in certain languages.
We fixed an issue resulting in the game bar record and broadcast options unexpectedly not working in recent builds.
We fixed an issue impacting Emoji Panel and Clipboard History reliability.
We fixed an issue in Ease of Access’s Cursor and pointer settings, mouse pointer size and color are now retained on upgrade. There is a remaining issue with mouse pointer showing white color instead of the selected color after signing out and signing back in.
When using the Magnifier with larger pointers, it pans smoothly as the pointers change shape.
We fixed an issue where navigation mode on Orbit braille display could not be changed.
We fixed an issue where Narrator paused unexpectedly when reading through a PDF.
[ADDED] We fixed the issue that required an additional reboot when performing Reset this PC and selecting Keep my files on a device that has Reserved Storage enabled.

Launching games that use anti-cheat software may trigger a bugcheck (GSOD).
While we’ve done some work to improve night light reliability in this build, we’re continuing to investigate issues in this space.
Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
In Windows Sandbox, if you try to navigate to the Narrator settings, Settings app crashes.
Mouse pointer color might be incorrectly switched to white after signing out and signing back in.
Creative X-Fi sound cards are not functioning properly. We are partnering with Creative to resolve this issue.
You may experience an increase in Start menu reliability issues on this build – a fix will be included in the next flight.

If you install any of the recent builds from the Skip Ahead and switch to either the Fast ring or 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.

No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,Dona

New AI, mixed reality business solutions lead the way for Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Microsoft Dynamics 365

Today at Microsoft Business Forward in Paris, France we connected with hundreds of global business leaders to share our vision for Microsoft Business Applications. In addition, I had the privilege to unveil new Dynamics 365 AI and mixed reality applications, and new solutions to help businesses unlock deeper insights from data across their organizations.

The new capabilities we introduce biannually in our October and April releases advance our commitment to remove barriers to innovation and operational excellence; a vision reinforced by amazing stories of companies evolving their business as usual. ExxonMobil is a great example. This week, we announced that the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company has deployed Dynamics 365 to help improve operations in one of the world’s most important oil-producing regions.

ExxonMobil joins a growing roster of organizations deploying Microsoft Business Applications to help foster innovation by unlocking siloed data and enabling a holistic, 360-degree view of the business, customers and employees. Built on a unified data platform, businesses can apply intelligence across workloads, giving people the ability to reason over data wherever it resides, predict trends, and drive action. And with adaptable business applications, business professionals can build and customize solutions, allowing people and processes to stay ahead of trends and market forces.

Moving business forward with AI, mixed reality, and data insight solutions

Today’s announcements accelerate our vision and the impact we can deliver to customers, building on Dynamics 365 AI and mixed reality solutions announced in September 2018. The following new solutions are reflected in the updated April 2019 release notes available starting today.

Dynamics 365 + AI

This spring, we are continuing to invest in new and expanded data and AI services for unprecedented business intelligence, security, and insight-driven innovation and customer experiences.

Dynamics 365 Customer Insights provide anyone—from non-technical business users to analysts and data scientists—with a deeper understanding of customers, enabling intelligent insights and action that can help you personalize experiences, retain customers, and build loyalty. Tivoli, the Denmark-based operator of the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, aims to be one of the first organizations to leverage Dynamics 365 Customer Insights. They are working to utilize artificial intelligence and the application to unify guest data siloed across databases, generate actionable insights, engage guests intelligently, and deliver personalized experiences, whether in marketing messages, loyalty offers, or during face-to-face interactions at the park. Dynamics 365 Customer Insights is now available for preview and coming to general availability in April. Visit the Dynamics 365 Customer Insights web page to learn more.

Dynamics 365 customer insights dashboard.
Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service empowers business users to easily create and manage AI-powered virtual agents that resolve routine problems and requests. With an initial focus on customer service, future capabilities will extend virtual agent solutions across a range of customer experience scenarios to automate problem solving. This new cloud service, launching in public preview in April, empowers those closest to the customer to create, deploy, and manage virtual agents that automate solutions to problems without the need for data science or coding expertise. This will help reduce the time and costs to deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Microsoft Virtual Agent product screen shot.
Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service

Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection is a new cloud-based anti-fraud solution for e-commerce merchants designed to drive down fraud loss, increase bank acceptance rates to yield higher revenue, and improve the online shopping experience of its customers. Enterprises will benefit from the same technology deployed within Microsoft to dramatically reduce fraud loss rates and false positive rates while increasing bank acceptance rates, an achievement recognized by The Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) as a finalist for the 2019 Franz Edelman Award for achievements in advanced analytics, operations research, and management science. A public preview will be made available in April 2019.

Dynamics 365 + Mixed Reality

The adoption of mixed reality solutions for Microsoft Business Applications in 2018 has been inspiring, with real-world success in sectors ranging from manufacturing, automotive, and energy, particularly with a field service workforce. Toyota’s North America Production Engineering team has been using Dynamics 365 Layout and Dynamics 365 Remote Assist on Microsoft HoloLens in their North America manufacturing centers. Dynamics 365 Layout can improve business processes in valuable ways, such as the layout of digital twins of equipment on the manufacturing floor for safety and process verification, and creating innovative AR training practices through the use of holographic equipment instead of physical equipment in space. Dynamics 365 Remote Assist is in the early phases of being used to improve safety and reduce costs through the use of remote experts for equipment verification and incident response.

Today we’re announcing that we’re extending our Dynamics 365 mixed reality applications to mobile devices, so businesses can leverage mixed reality technology on devices they already have. Customers continue to tell us that HoloLens is the best mixed reality device for business, and that it’s a breakthrough for their many areas that require heads up, hands free work. But we also know that many employees carry AR-capable phones and tablets everywhere they go. These two new solutions will further enable employees to adopt mixed reality at work, no matter what device they use.

Dynamics 365 Product Visualize (coming to iOS in preview) empowers sellers to showcase and customize products in their actual environment, helping create a shared understanding between buyer and seller to accelerate complex sales processes. In industries like manufacturing, healthcare, and automotive where products are often complex, and highly configurable or simply too cumbersome to carry around, the need for product visualization is key. It builds a buyer’s confidence early in the sales process so costly change orders are reduced, and customer satisfaction is higher. Using Product Visualize, sellers can show products to customers directly within their Dynamics 365 for Sales workflow and spatial and configuration notes are all saved directly within the associated sales opportunity. Since sales commonly requires more than just one individual, sellers can leverage session content directly in Microsoft Teams to improve internal collaboration to deliver customer-oriented solutions that are critical to accelerating the sales process.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Product Visualize shown on a tablet.
Dynamics 365 Product Visualize

Dynamics 365 Remote Assist for mobile devices (coming to Android in preview) extends the capabilities of Dynamics 365 Remote Assist to Android mobile devices and allows employees to work together from anywhere, empowering technicians to solve problems faster the first time. With Remote Assist, technicians can use either Microsoft HoloLens or an Android mobile device to collaborate with remote experts and troubleshoot issues in context. This latest release of Remote Assist for mobile devices and HoloLens will also include mobile annotations, group calling, deeper integration with Dynamics 365 for Field Service, and improved accessibility features for the HoloLens app.

A man using Microsoft Dynamics 365 remote assist for mobile devices on his phone.
Dynamics 365 Remote Assist for mobile devices

Empowering people with data insights

One of the reasons Microsoft Business Applications are so powerful is the ability to integrate intelligent tools and generate insights from data sourced from every corner of the organization, including customer transactions, marketing engagement, lead generation activities, and financial and operational data. We continually add new capabilities to bring data insights to life, such as the new Microsoft Forms Pro, that will be available in public preview this spring. This enterprise survey tool makes it easy for organizations to collect feedback across customer touchpoints using surveys, quizzes, and polls, correlate the feedback with business transactions, and derive actionable insights from the combined data. Additional details are available via the Microsoft Forms Pro preview.

The momentum continues with enhancements to the Microsoft Power Platform, combining Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Common Data Service into an unmatched palette of tools to extend, customize, and integrate Dynamics 365 and Office 365 into your environment. These three applications form a framework that allows users to analyze data to gain insights, act on insights to drive intelligent business processes from the apps they build, and automate tasks to lower costs while reducing errors.

Today at Microsoft Business Forward, we shared how Virgin Atlantic is leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform to speed up application development and empower non-developers to create applications and automate workflows. From customer service and gate agents to maintenance crews and operations, teams across the company can leverage PowerApps and an extensible platform to get insights from data, and share those insights across the highly mobile workforce, enabling secure use of data by employees at airports, on planes, and in offices around the world—all with different roles and information requirements.

Teams have consolidated customer data into a single source of truth, providing service agents with a 360-degree view of customer preferences, enabling a travel experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. On the operational side, the engineering compliance team is using PowerApps to replace paper-based safety and compliance audits. See today’s post to the PowerApps blog for a detailed look at how Virgin Atlantic is reimaging the passenger experience one PowerApp at a time.

Explore the Microsoft Business Applications April 2019 release

We look forward to sharing more updates and customer stories in the weeks and months ahead, including at the Virtual Launch event on April 2nd. In the meantime, view the April 2019 release notes for details about all features releasing from April 2019 through September 2019 for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform.

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Lenovo TruScale adds twist to cloud infrastructure on demand

Seeking to appeal to organizations building private clouds, Lenovo added an infrastructure-as-a-service option for its servers and storage hardware.

Launched last week, Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services is hardware as a service for Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and Lenovo storage. TruScale spares companies the upfront capital costs of buying cloud infrastructure equipment. There also is no requirement to purchase a minimum monthly capacity.

With TruScale, Lenovo is playing catch-up with server competitors Cisco, Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Those vendors license infrastructure as a service, but they require a monthly minimum capacity.

Lenovo said it customizes each deployment according to a customer’s workload requirements for compute and storage. The equipment is installed at a customer’s data center, but Lenovo retains ownership. Customers license server capacity, networking and storage as needed and pay only for capacity used. Pricing is based on the percent of utilization per individual node.

Charles King, an analyst at Pund-IT, said Lenovo TruScale customers will likely include midsize companies with rapidly growing IT needs and IT departments with highly variable compute and storage.

“I think Lenovo is the only one to offer no-money-down financing or no capital expenditure financing, [along with] no capacity requirements. It would not surprise me, if TruScale catches on, to see other vendors going this direction,” King said.

Lenovo TruScale
With Lenovo TruScale, customers can pay for racks of servers and storage capacity for private cloud infrastructure.

Initial Lenovo TruScale deployments

Lenovo meters TruScale usage through dedicated hardware appliances connected to Lenovo data centers in Chicago and Reston, Va.

Matthew Horne, general manager of Lenovo TruScale Infrastructure Services, said initial deployments include ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers and ThinkSystem storage arrays.

Lenovo storage includes the ThinkSystem DM Series and ThinkSystem DE Series all-flash and hybrid arrays. Lenovo in September signed a co-development deal to market new ThinkSystem storage systems based on the NetApp Ontap 9-powered FAS and AFF A-Series products.

The Lenovo TruScale pricing model is similar to using public clouds, but the equipment and data remain on-site.

“We designed TruScale to give you scalability and flexibility to control your workload and any associated costs,” Horne said. “You can spin an application up or spin it down and all your data stays on premises.”

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For Sale – Late 2012 iMac 27 inch

Discussion in ‘Desktop Computer Classifieds‘ started by whySh1n, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Hi all,

    For sale my wife’s 2012 iMac 27 inch. It the first thin model released.

    All boxed and comes with wireless keyboard.

    Spec:
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    8GB Ram
    1TB HDD
    GTX675 1GB

    I will get some pictures done and upload tomorrow.

    Any questions please ask.

    Thank you

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    • Name and address including postcode
    • Valid e-mail address

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

  2. Hi Still Available? Any Movement On Price? However it Would Require Shipping Too Thanks

  3. Pics too?

  4. Hi,

    Always movement on price fella .
    Can ship it no problems as still have original box.
    Will check it over tonight and post some pics.

    Where about are you please ?

  5. Port Talbot west Glam about 6 miles from Swansea What’s Your Best Price inc Shipping via PPG or Bank Transfer or Can I interest you in 4K Ultra Blue Ray films As I have hundreds listed on here for Sale & Did you Say it is the first of the Slim Model?

  6. I can confirm is the new thin model. thank you for offering but not interested in blue Ray film buddy.

  7. What’s The best price with Shipping included for Cash via BT , or PPG

  8. let me get some pics so we can agree price

  9. Interested too, awaiting pics

  10. pics uploaded

  11. Please notice few scratches on the screen which I’ve captured on the pics.

  12. Due to scratches which I was not aware off I’m happy to accept £390 delivered

  13. Offer of £360 here delivered
    Thanks
    Buster

  14. Can you increase a bit to help with postage please as this is expensive to post ?

  15. I’ll chip in a tenner how’s £370 for you

  16. Thank you , happy with that
    PM?

  17. Perfect

  18. Happy with payment by BT?

  19. Paid by BT

  20. Just to confirm payment received
    Will get it packed tomorrow with some extra bubble wrap for extra safety

  21. I thought I was the 1st.? As as per forum rules as I was awaiting your pics ….& was waiting to be notified Not Happy! As Buster was AFTER me… ? See thread anyway GLWS

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    Forum rules have changed, OP can deal with whoever he likes.

  23. Apologies buddy. After uploading pics there was no response from you so made a deal with Buster . You would be notified automatically by watching the thread when I uploaded the pics

    Will be selling my 5k 27 inch iMac soon as well for a good price as it’s got small crack on the screen if you’re interested

  24. No I didnt receive any notifications from AVF , YES I may be interested.? How big is the Crack & where on the screen & gimme a £££ figure inc posting Thanks oh and FYI you would of had your £390.00 for the other one As I would of paid £420 to help with Posting as one cost me £34 insured next day (a while ago)

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