Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Wargroove, and More – Xbox Wire

*Alarm blares*

*Yawns*

Whoa, you would not believe the dream I just had! I was driving along the countryside when I took a wrong turn, hit a random turbo boost, flew into the sky, and ended up on Mars! That seemed normal, but the weird part came when knights and pirates started flying toward me from out of nowhere. Oh, and did I mention that everyone was block-shaped? This hasn’t been the first time I’ve had this dream either. Maybe I should stop having strawberry milkshakes before bed. Or maybe I’ve just been thinking about all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass.

I should point out, if you’re looking for less random dreams and more actual memes, check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available. Consider it a helpful tip from a well-rested gamer. Either way, there’s a lot of thoughts to process here, so let me tell you all about them:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(May 2)

Play as war-hero BJ Blazkowicz and lead the second American Revolution by recruiting a band of resistance fighters to hunt down the evil Frau Engel and dismantle her Nazi war machine. Armed with powerful weapons and dynamic combat abilities, fight your way across an American landscape twisted by Nazi occupation. Only you have the guns, guts, and gumption to liberate America.

Wargroove (May 2)

When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is travel to new lands in search of allies. But who will she meet along the way, and what sinister challenges will she face?

Descenders 1.0 (May 7)

Descenders is extreme downhill mountain biking with real consequences. Power down a variety of increasingly treacherous slopes and mountains, including icy peaks, dusty canyons, and dense jungles, in more than half a billion levels across nine different environments. Head out into the world either on your own, with a set of friends, or with a band of strangers who are ready to ride alongside you. Will you be King of the Hill?

Surviving Mars (May 9)

You must construct a self-sustaining colony capable of supporting human life on Mars. This is no walk in the park thanks to the Red Planet’s hostile environment, limited access to resources, and lack of breathable air – all not exactly human friendly. To ensure your colony’s survival, you’ll need to balance everything from life support to resource management and more. But all is not lost! There are things you can do to help your budding colony along the way such as researching new technologies and uncovering the secrets of Mars to make sure your colonists are happy and healthy.

Tacoma (May 9)

The Venturis Corporation wants its AI back. That’s where you come in. At the heart of Tacoma is the facility’s digital surveillance system, which has captured 3D recordings of pivotal moments in the crew’s life on the station. As you explore, echoes of these captured moments surround you. You’ll use your ability to rewind, fast-forward, and move through the physical space of these complex, interwoven scenes to examine events from every angle and reconstruct the multi-layered narrative.

Black Desert (May 9)

Experience fast-paced combat and an immersive story within an expansive world just waiting to be explored. Black Desert chronicles a conflict between two rival nations, the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia. During your action-packed journey you are accompanied by a Black Spirit – a companion whose destiny is intertwined with your own – as you discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects in this massive MMORPG on Xbox One.

For the King (May 10)

Embark on a perilous adventure in this strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging journey spanning the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally as you attempt to discover the mystery surrounding the King’s death and bring order back to the realms. And as an added member benefit, Xbox Game Pass members can play the game three days before its launch, starting on May 7!

The Surge (May 16)

Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! You’re knocked out by a catastrophic event during your first day on the job and wake up in a destroyed section of the complex. From robots gone haywire, out of control augmented co-workers, and rogue AI – everything wants you dead. Equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, you must defy deadly enemies and huge bosses in tight, visceral melee combat. Slice limbs off your foes to take advantage of the next-gen loot system, where you loot what you dismember and craft new weapons and armors from the spoils!

LEGO Batman 3 (May 16)

The Caped Crusader joins forces with the superheroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest superheroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

Enjoy these content updates with Xbox Game Pass:

Oh, and did we mention that we have a present for you, since we love you so much (and you read down this far)?  Soccer meets driving in Rocket League, an award-winning, physics-based multiplayer-focused mash-up! Choose from a variety of high-flying vehicles and show off your Xbox fandom with the Xbox Customization Pack. This pack includes: Wheels, Boost, Octane Decal, and Player Banner and is free to all Xbox Game Pass members. The pack is available first to Xbox Game Pass members ‪until July 15*, when it becomes available to all Xbox players.

And don’t sleep on these awesome free updates to games already available with Xbox Game Pass:

  • Minecraft Village & Pillage update- Discover the most adventurous update yet! Defend against new threats, build with new blocks, and experience life in all-new villages.
  • Sea of Thieves is celebrating a year of adventures! Now that’s a lot of gold and bananas. In their Anniversary Update, they’ll be introducing Tall Tales – Shores of Gold, The Arena, and The Hunter’s Call starting today! State of Decay 2 came out with their Create Your Own Apocalypse content update, expect to see deadlier zombies, a faster-acting blood plague, and hostile humans capable of scoring lethal headshots. Not the kind of dream we expected.
  • Human: Fall Flat gets dark with their new Dark Level Update. It’s the biggest and most graphically stunning level yet! Play now with your friends.

You know, describing my dreams to you has been so helpful. Way more helpful than staring at inkblots and trying to guess if I see a butterfly or a goblin or something.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 high-quality games and new games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass is the new way to discover your next favorite game. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first 3 months for $1.

Editor’s Note: We have updated the post to include one more title coming to Xbox Game Pass in May.

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Updated hybrid cloud backup available from Pure Storage

Pure Storage has expanded its Evergreen Storage Service in an effort to provide customers with a unified subscription model across hybrid environments.

The unified subscription allows organizations to use Pure Storage’s storage-as-a-service software on premises, hosted and in the cloud without having to manage multiple subscriptions. The Evergreen Storage Service (ES2) for backup data has a flash-to-flash-to-cloud architecture that provides storage as a service for block, file, object and backup data. With the unified subscription model, customers can move all or any portion of their pay-per-use block storage capacity between environments without adjusting their contract.

The new storage-as-a-service product combines backup and storage with predictable recovery performance compared to traditional purpose-built backup appliance-based architectures, according to Pure Storage. Pure also claims that ES2’s flexible infrastructure and cloud economics save clients money in comparison to legacy disk-to-disk-to-tape approaches. Pure Storage also claims that the new Evergreen product’s integrated tool sets simplify and speed up cloud migrations. In addition, Pure Storage claims customers can start anywhere on the spectrum — on premises, hosted or in the cloud — and still move data in any direction.

Additionally, Pure Storage introduced Pure1 VM Analytics, a cloud-based analytics tool that allows IT storage admins to identify the root cause of performance issues through single-pane-of-glass visibility. Hybrid cloud backup is a continually growing market as users look for ways to secure both on-premises and cloud data. Companies such as Rubrik, Cohesity and Arcserve have all created hybrid backups with the goals of increasing visibility of data, acting as disaster recovery and acting as backup for physical and virtual platforms.

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For Sale – Mac Pro 3,1 Dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) Dual 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon – total of Eight Cores
OS installed – 10.11.6 (El Capitan) (upgradeable with tricks)
Two drives: 128GB Micron SSD, 320GB (2.5inch) HDD ; two bays spare (with brackets) to fit most 3.5″ SATA drives
32GB RAM (DDR2 667MHz) (eight 4GB RAM sticks) (can use 800MHz ones but these were obtained cheaply)
ATI Radeon HD 5770 (2x mini-DP, 1 DVI) (upgraded from the standard HD 2600 XT)
No wireless card fitted (you can one which I purchased for £10 but did not install – unknown state)
No box (sorry!)

This is a very capable machine, used with little stress on all its components, well kept, cleaned but expect marks, scratches, etc. It is possible to upgrade the OS (tips and tricks available with an online search). Only going due to company cornering me into a windows laptop.

Cash and collect only (heavy machine!) – so buyer can inspect to heart’s content.

Price and currency: 200
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash
Location: Cambridge
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Wargroove, and More – Xbox Wire

*Alarm blares*

*Yawns*

Whoa, you would not believe the dream I just had! I was driving along the countryside when I took a wrong turn, hit a random turbo boost, flew into the sky, and ended up on Mars! That seemed normal, but the weird part came when knights and pirates started flying toward me from out of nowhere. Oh, and did I mention that everyone was block-shaped? This hasn’t been the first time I’ve had this dream either. Maybe I should stop having strawberry milkshakes before bed. Or maybe I’ve just been thinking about all the games coming to Xbox Game Pass.

I should point out, if you’re looking for less random dreams and more actual memes, check out our Xbox Game Pass Instagram and Twitter accounts. Also, be sure to check out our Xbox Game Pass mobile app so you can discover and download new games immediately when they become available. Consider it a helpful tip from a well-rested gamer. Either way, there’s a lot of thoughts to process here, so let me tell you all about them:

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus(May 2)

Play as war-hero BJ Blazkowicz and lead the second American Revolution by recruiting a band of resistance fighters to hunt down the evil Frau Engel and dismantle her Nazi war machine. Armed with powerful weapons and dynamic combat abilities, fight your way across an American landscape twisted by Nazi occupation. Only you have the guns, guts, and gumption to liberate America.

Wargroove (May 2)

When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is travel to new lands in search of allies. But who will she meet along the way, and what sinister challenges will she face?

Descenders 1.0 (May 7)

Descenders is extreme downhill mountain biking with real consequences. Power down a variety of increasingly treacherous slopes and mountains, including icy peaks, dusty canyons, and dense jungles, in more than half a billion levels across nine different environments. Head out into the world either on your own, with a set of friends, or with a band of strangers who are ready to ride alongside you. Will you be King of the Hill?

Surviving Mars (May 9)

You must construct a self-sustaining colony capable of supporting human life on Mars. This is no walk in the park thanks to the Red Planet’s hostile environment, limited access to resources, and lack of breathable air – all not exactly human friendly. To ensure your colony’s survival, you’ll need to balance everything from life support to resource management and more. But all is not lost! There are things you can do to help your budding colony along the way such as researching new technologies and uncovering the secrets of Mars to make sure your colonists are happy and healthy.

Tacoma (May 9)

The Venturis Corporation wants its AI back. That’s where you come in. At the heart of Tacoma is the facility’s digital surveillance system, which has captured 3D recordings of pivotal moments in the crew’s life on the station. As you explore, echoes of these captured moments surround you. You’ll use your ability to rewind, fast-forward, and move through the physical space of these complex, interwoven scenes to examine events from every angle and reconstruct the multi-layered narrative.

Black Desert (May 9)

Experience fast-paced combat and an immersive story within an expansive world just waiting to be explored. Black Desert chronicles a conflict between two rival nations, the Republic of Calpheon and the Kingdom of Valencia. During your action-packed journey you are accompanied by a Black Spirit – a companion whose destiny is intertwined with your own – as you discover the secret of the Black Stones and the history of their corrupting effects in this massive MMORPG on Xbox One.

For the King (May 10)

Embark on a perilous adventure in this strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging journey spanning the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally as you attempt to discover the mystery surrounding the King’s death and bring order back to the realms. And as an added member benefit, Xbox Game Pass members can play the game three days before its launch, starting on May 7!

The Surge (May 16)

Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! You’re knocked out by a catastrophic event during your first day on the job and wake up in a destroyed section of the complex. From robots gone haywire, out of control augmented co-workers, and rogue AI – everything wants you dead. Equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, you must defy deadly enemies and huge bosses in tight, visceral melee combat. Slice limbs off your foes to take advantage of the next-gen loot system, where you loot what you dismember and craft new weapons and armors from the spoils!

LEGO Batman 3 (May 16)

The Caped Crusader joins forces with the superheroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest superheroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.

Enjoy these content updates with Xbox Game Pass:

Oh, and did we mention that we have a present for you, since we love you so much (and you read down this far)?  Soccer meets driving in Rocket League, an award-winning, physics-based multiplayer-focused mash-up! Choose from a variety of high-flying vehicles and show off your Xbox fandom with the Xbox Customization Pack. This pack includes: Wheels, Boost, Octane Decal, and Player Banner and is free to all Xbox Game Pass members. The pack is available first to Xbox Game Pass members ‪until July 15*, when it becomes available to all Xbox players.

And don’t sleep on these awesome free updates to games already available with Xbox Game Pass:

  • Minecraft Village & Pillage update- Discover the most adventurous update yet! Defend against new threats, build with new blocks, and experience life in all-new villages.
  • Sea of Thieves is celebrating a year of adventures! Now that’s a lot of gold and bananas. In their Anniversary Update, they’ll be introducing Tall Tales – Shores of Gold, The Arena, and The Hunter’s Call starting today! State of Decay 2 came out with their Create Your Own Apocalypse content update, expect to see deadlier zombies, a faster-acting blood plague, and hostile humans capable of scoring lethal headshots. Not the kind of dream we expected.
  • Human: Fall Flat gets dark with their new Dark Level Update. It’s the biggest and most graphically stunning level yet! Play now with your friends.

You know, describing my dreams to you has been so helpful. Way more helpful than staring at inkblots and trying to guess if I see a butterfly or a goblin or something.

Join Xbox Game Pass Today

With over 100 high-quality games and new games added all the time, Xbox Game Pass is the new way to discover your next favorite game. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass, join today and get your first 3 months for $1.

Editor’s Note: We have updated the post to include one more title coming to Xbox Game Pass in May.

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Windows Admin Center brings server management under one roof

Like a Swiss Army knife became the iconic tool for soldiers, Windows Admin Center could become the essential multiuse management tool for systems administrators.

Windows Admin Center, formerly called Project Honolulu, is a web-based management tool that can run almost anywhere, including on a server, remotely from an endpoint or directly on a workstation.

“It’s the next-generation management tool for IT pros,” said Andy Syrewicze, in a webinar titled “How to Manage Windows Server Like a Boss with Windows Admin Center,” sponsored by Altaro.

Windows Admin Center is a big change from Microsoft Management Console (MMC), which has been used to manage servers since Windows 2000 and hasn’t changed much since its release. Microsoft will continue to support MMC, but new developments will only be for Windows Admin Center. It also complements existing tools, such as MMC and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM).

In the webinar, Syrewicze and Eric Siron, a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, demonstrate how to use Windows Admin Center features to simplify daily operations. They cover managing stand-alone Windows servers, Hyper-V and failover clusters, storage and extensions in the insider preview release of Windows Admin Center 1903.

How to set up Windows Admin Center and add servers

To take advantage of the features in Windows Admin Center, start by completing the initial setup and configuring the tool to your preferences, such as enabling dark mode.

The installer requires you to select a self-signed certificate or a locally installed certificate. Pick the self-signed certificate for the initial setup to get through the process faster, but stop using it after install because it presents a security risk. To prevent the frustration of repeated login prompts, enable delegation, and try to have all your machines in the same domain.

Next, search for and add servers to Windows Admin Center. The tool will add the machine even if it cannot find it, and you can address the issue later. You can use a new feature in version 1903 to search Active Directory (AD) for all three domain controllers to add at the same time.

Windows Admin Center can manage any server version back to Windows Server 2008 R2, but older servers have access to fewer features and less support. The new Storage Migration Service in Windows Server 2019 supports storage migrations from any server back to 2003. The latest server introduced forecasting with System Insights in Windows Admin Center version 1809. The feature tells you whether or not you will remain within your capacity and saves you from purchasing more CPU, networking, volume usage and storage when you don’t need it.

Manage and migrate VMs with ease

The Hyper-V box depends on the locally installed PowerShell module to control Hyper-V machines, but if you haven’t installed it, you can use Windows Admin Center to do so. The roles and features still work in the admin center.

In the console, you can sort your machine list to only see clusters or see old validation reports instead of looking through log files. The summary view saves time sorting through metrics logs by displaying how much CPU and memory the host uses versus a guest. In the Windows Admin Center interface, you can create a brand new VM with nested virtualization enabled or add a disk.

You can now manage Storage Spaces Direct with Windows Admin Center, which previously required PowerShell skills to manage.

When you want to migrate a VM to another server, Windows Admin Center picks between a quick migration and live migration for you. In Failover Clustering Manager you have to tell it which migration you want. Windows Admin Center is not a VMM replacement but manages one machine at a time.

How to manage clusters in Storage Spaces Direct

You can now manage Storage Spaces Direct with Windows Admin Center, which previously required PowerShell skills. Microsoft designed the hyper-converged cluster manager section specifically to manage Storage Spaces Direct clusters.

After you install Storage Spaces Direct with PowerShell, set up nodes and configure your cluster, you will be able to enable and use Storage Spaces Direct. Some management functions, such as storage repair jobs, do not work in Windows Admin Center yet. In the summary view, you can see cluster performance metrics, health of drives, cluster events and how much CPU memory the host consumes compared with how much the guest VMs use. With Windows Admin Center, you can connect to a VM or control and create virtual switches without using other tools.

Storage Spaces Direct requires a mirror with a two-node cluster. More nodes add flexibility and resilience. You can enable cluster-aware updating in Windows Admin Center to automatically manage Windows updates by taking one clustered node down at a time to keep the VM online at all times. If you experience a problem, a Windows Admin Center diagnostics extension that you can install can collect some performance metrics to help troubleshoot.

Software extensions add functionality

Third-party vendors, such as Fujitsu, Lenovo, Squared Up and DataON, have third-party extensions for Windows Admin Center. Extensions add to the goal of having a single pane of glass for server management. Build your own extension repositories to control what extensions can get installed in your organization’s admin center. The web-based management tool notifies you when an extension has an update available.

“[Domain name system] and AD were specifically very popular asks for Windows Admin Center, so it’s good to see that [Microsoft is] starting to go through and address some of those requests,” Syrewicze said. “To install an extension and extend the functionality of Windows admins are very simple.”

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DHS patching directive brings shorter deadlines

A new operational directive from the Department of Homeland Security placed deadlines on how long federal agencies have to patch vulnerabilities.

The Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 19-02 sets new DHS patching rules stating that federal agencies have 15 days to patch critical vulnerabilities and 30 days for flaws that are rated high. The directive only applies to federal systems that are accessible via the internet. If an agency cannot patch a vulnerability in the given timeframe, it will have three working days to submit a remediation plan to DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

The previous DHS patching directive, enacted in 2015, set a 30-day deadline for remediating critical vulnerabilities, but did not mention other types of vulnerabilities. Federal agencies have struggled with patching vulnerabilities in the past. A 2018 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which surveyed 24 agencies, found that patching was a common weakness because agencies “had not fully implemented key elements of their information security programs.”

Chris Goettl, director of product management, security, at Ivanti, noted that the previous patching directive was successful.

“This mandate helped federal agencies to drive the average time to patch for critical vulnerabilities from 149 days on average to 20 days on average. Their desire to continue driving this time down to 15 days is the right direction,” Goettl said. “If you look at how quickly threat actors can reverse-engineer an update to create and exploit a vulnerability, the reason for this target time to patch becomes apparent. More than half of vulnerabilities that become exploited occur within two to four weeks of release of an update from the vendor.”

Jeanette Manfra, assistant director for cybersecurity at CISA, wrote in a blog post that agencies are encouraged to patch flaws faster than the 15-day deadline if they wish to, and encouraged others in both the public and private sector to set similar requirements. 

“While many agencies, based on risk management decisions, may look to exceed the directive’s actions and timelines, BOD 19-02 ensures that all agencies are at least meeting the directive requirements,” Manfra wrote in a blog post. “The federal government must continue to enhance our security posture, reduce risks posed by vulnerable internet-accessible systems, and build upon the success of past initiatives by advancing federal requirements for high and critical vulnerability remediation to further reduce the risk to federal agency information systems.”

The new DHS patching rules may not apply to all software flaws. The directive noted that the deadlines specifically apply to vulnerabilities on internet-accessible systems identified by the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in their weekly Cyber Hygiene report.

Mounir Hahad, head of Threat Labs for Juniper Networks, questioned how this limitation would affect what vulnerabilities are reported for patching.

“The security research community is very good are making responsible disclosures to the vendors impacted, who can work on producing patches without rushing a solution. In this case, the NCCIC may not even have visibility into those vulnerabilities and will certainly not disclose the ones it is aware of nor include them in cyber hygiene scans for fear of leakage,” Hahad said. “In the case [of zero-days], all bets are off because threat actors are already exploiting it, so vendors have to rush a fix to mitigate the situation. One week should be enough for the first case, while an emergency patch has to be scheduled as soon as vendors produce patches.”

Usman Rahim, digital security and operations manager at The Media Trust, said agencies should form teams focused on mitigating threats from unpatched vulnerable systems in order to meet the DHS patching deadlines.

The timeline is reasonable for agencies that already have a structure and plans in place.
Usman RahimDigital security and operations manager, The Media Trust

“DHS has become more agile in identifying and mitigating the security flaws that impact many government organizations. The timeline helps agencies prioritize and take action on high-impact security flaws. It also gives agencies the impetus to work with action plans, structure and deadlines to mitigate reported threats,” Rahim said. “The timeline is reasonable for agencies that already have a structure and plans in place. Agencies that don’t will find the deadlines impossible to meet.”

Mark Orlando, CTO of cyber protection solutions at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, was skeptical that the timelines were realistic, but noted that “it is important to set deadlines that those agencies can work towards and against which they can measure their efforts.

“The big problem with patching is you have to know what systems you have first, and I think a lot of organizations still struggle with asset management. Agencies are still trying to get their arms around that challenge and need to get that visibility before they can consistently meet these deadlines,” Orlando wrote via email. “That being said, with additional time, the guidelines should be achievable and it is a good thing that DHS is putting these deadlines in place. We need to start somewhere, so having this baseline — even if the timeline isn’t achievable yet — gives agencies a goal to work towards.”

Goettl added that the deadlines were realistic, but “not without effort.”

“To make a mandate like this successful you need to have the entire business on board with this change. The DHS has created this success by making this a mandate and likely a cultural change, but there is more to it than just will,” Goettl said. “To be successful there needs to be a cultural change from the C-level on down that security is taken seriously. The first business owner to push back and get the C-suite to overturn the policy will cripple any momentum.”

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For Sale – Mac Pro 3,1 Dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon

Mac Pro 3,1 (early 2008) Dual 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon – total of Eight Cores
OS installed – 10.11.6 (El Capitan) (upgradeable with tricks)
Two drives: 128GB Micron SSD, 320GB (2.5inch) HDD ; two bays spare (with brackets) to fit most 3.5″ SATA drives
32GB RAM (DDR2 667MHz) (eight 4GB RAM sticks) (can use 800MHz ones but these were obtained cheaply)
ATI Radeon HD 5770 (2x mini-DP, 1 DVI) (upgraded from the standard HD 2600 XT)
No wireless card fitted (you can one which I purchased for £10 but did not install – unknown state)
No box (sorry!)

This is a very capable machine, used with little stress on all its components, well kept, cleaned but expect marks, scratches, etc. It is possible to upgrade the OS (tips and tricks available with an online search). Only going due to company cornering me into a windows laptop.

Cash and collect only (heavy machine!) – so buyer can inspect to heart’s content.

Price and currency: 200
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Cash
Location: Cambridge
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18890 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18890 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring.
Last month, we moved the Fast ring forward to 20H1 and merged the small group of Insiders who opted-in to Skip Ahead back into the Fast ring, which means Insiders in the Fast ring and those who opted-in to Skip Ahead are receiving the same builds for now.
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 Slow or Release Preview rings without doing a clean-install on your PC. If you wish to remain on 19H1, please change your ring settings via Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program *before* taking this flight. See this blog post for details.
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.

We fixed a hang in the audio service when checking whether a machine was licensed to use spatial audio.
We fixed an issue that could result in the desktop being unexpectedly slow to refresh (if you right-click the desktop and select Refresh or press F5).
We fixed an issue resulting in not being able to access network shares if you booted into Safe Mode with Networking.
We fixed an issue where hardware keyboard text predictions wouldn’t appear (if enabled) when the es-US keyboard was active.
We fixed an issue that could result in cumulative updates potentially failing with error 0x800f0982 if a language pack update was happening at the same time.
Thank you for all of the feedback you provided on Friendly Dates in File Explorer. At this time, we’ve decided not to roll out Friendly Dates to users as part of the 19H1 release. Insiders will see this option go away starting today, regardless of build number.
UPDATE: Refining the Wi-Fi list – Based on your feedback, we’ve made some tweaks to increase usability of the network flyout. In particular, with the updated design we will no longer show a (confusing) warning for open networks, but instead we’re pivoting our iconography to now emphasize the protection you get from using secured Wi-Fi networks – clearly and concisely differentiating them from the others. With the improved clarity provided by this new icon, we’re also shifting the per-network “open” or “secure” text to now instead be included in the details shown when you interact with a Wi-Fi network – this gives us room to show more networks in the list without you needing to scroll.
UPDATE: We fixed an issue that could result in Windows Sandbox failing to launch, with error 0x80070002.

There has been an issue with older versions of anti-cheat software used with games where after updating to the latest 19H1 Insider Preview builds may cause PCs to experience crashes. We are working with partners on getting their software updated with a fix, and most games have released patches to prevent PCs from experiencing this issue. To minimize the chance of running into this issue, please make sure you are running the latest version of your games before attempting to update the operating system. We are also working with anti-cheat and game developers to resolve similar issues that may arise with the 20H1 Insider Preview builds and will work to minimize the likelihood of these issues in the future.
Some Realtek SD card readers are not functioning properly. We are investigating the issue.
If you use remote desktop to connect to an enhanced session VM, taskbar search results will not be visible (just a dark area) until you restart searchui.exe.
We’re investigating reports that on certain devices if fast startup is enabled night light doesn’t turn on until after a restart. (Note: The problem will occur on a “cold” reboot or power off / power on. To work around if night light doesn’t turn on, use Start > Power > Restart.)
There’s a noticeable lag when dragging the emoji and dictation panels.
Tamper Protection may be turned off in Windows Security after updating to this build. You can turn it back on.
Some features on Start Menu and in All apps are not localized in languages such as FR-FR, RU-RU, and ZH-CN.
Scrolling with the mouse wheel or touchpad may stop working in certain places after upgrading. If you experience this, going to Settings > Devices > Mouse, and changing one of the settings (for example, Choose how many lines to scroll each time) should resolve it until shutdown or reboot.

If you install builds from the Fast ring and switch to either the Slow ring or the Release Preview 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.

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