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For Sale – Various Parts (PSU, Case, SSD)

Thanks for reply, I will admit I have been out of the loop on pricing for a while now.

I’m going to have to stick to my original response, if I have no luck on here then I will stick the GPU on eBay as they seem to fetch a lot more on there. Apologies.

Thanks for the offer, I’m definitely keen to shift the two as a set. Do you have any intention of using the stock CPU cooler? If not I would like to accept your offer based on being able to place the CPU in the box with the motherboard which will save me finding a box from somewhere and probably a bit of postage too. :thumbsup:

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For Sale – Brand New 2017 Macbook Pro – 3.1ghz – Touch Bar – 512GB SSD

I’ve been gifted a 13″ Macbook Pro but upon opening it I have realised it has the base spec RAM of 8GB. I need 16GB RAM so I’m selling it on to put towards one with more RAM.

It is 2 hours old, opened and booted up then packaged back up. It has 0 battery cycles and comes with full 365 day warranty from Apple.

This comes with an upgraded SSD from 256GB to 512GB. It is a higher spec than a similar Macbook Pro for sale on here.

Specs:
Touch Bar and Touch ID
3.1GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
512GB SSD storage
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Backlit Keyboard – British
Accessory Kit
Force Touch trackpad

This laptop retails for £1949 so it’s a saving of £550 for a difference of having the plastic wrapping opened!

Price and currency: £1400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Manchester / Liverpool
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Wanted – Hi spec current gen PC

Would this be of interest? Not next gen but it’s been trusty. Looking at about £300 from £950

Case COOLERMASTER SILENCIO 550 QUIET MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3820 (3.6GHz) 10MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® P9X79: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011
Memory (RAM) 16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 X 8GB)
Graphics Card 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 610 – DVI, HDMI, VGA – 3D Vision Ready
1st Hard Disk 1TB 3.5″ SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
Processor Cooling Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler
Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

Wanted – Hi spec current gen PC

Would this be of interest? Not next gen but it’s been trusty. Looking at about £300 from £950

Case COOLERMASTER SILENCIO 550 QUIET MID TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3820 (3.6GHz) 10MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® P9X79: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011
Memory (RAM) 16GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 X 8GB)
Graphics Card 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 610 – DVI, HDMI, VGA – 3D Vision Ready
1st Hard Disk 1TB 3.5″ SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan
Processor Cooling Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe Intel CPU Cooler
Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

For Sale – Various Parts (PSU, Case, RAM, Drives)

Thanks for reply, I will admit I have been out of the loop on pricing for a while now.

I’m going to have to stick to my original response, if I have no luck on here then I will stick the GPU on eBay as they seem to fetch a lot more on there. Apologies.

Thanks for the offer, I’m definitely keen to shift the two as a set. Do you have any intention of using the stock CPU cooler? If not I would like to accept your offer based on being able to place the CPU in the box with the motherboard which will save me finding a box from somewhere and probably a bit of postage too. :thumbsup:

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For Sale – Brand New 2017 Macbook Pro – 3.1ghz – Touch Bar – 512GB SSD

I’ve been gifted a 13″ Macbook Pro but upon opening it I have realised it has the base spec RAM of 8GB. I need 16GB RAM so I’m selling it on to put towards one with more RAM.

It is 2 hours old, opened and booted up then packaged back up. It has 0 battery cycles and comes with full 365 day warranty from Apple.

This comes with an upgraded SSD from 256GB to 512GB. It is a higher spec than a similar Macbook Pro for sale on here.

Specs:
Touch Bar and Touch ID
3.1GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
512GB SSD storage
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
Backlit Keyboard – British
Accessory Kit
Force Touch trackpad

This laptop retails for £1949 so it’s a saving of £550 for a difference of having the plastic wrapping opened!

Price and currency: £1400
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: Manchester / Liverpool
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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

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For Sale – Logitech MX Performance Mouse.

Hi,

Selling my Logitech MX Wireless mouse due to an upgrade.

Had this a few years and its been used quite a bit. Battery still holds a decent charge – sometimes if holding the left button and dragging the mouse it seems to lose signal for a millisecond which is the only reason I’m retiring this mouse as I play quite a lot of sim/builder games.

Mouse is in generally good condition – please see pics.

Comes with bluetooth dongle / charging lead / instructions / box etc.

Certainly still a capable general use mouse and may just need a clean of the button/microswitch under the left button.

Looking for £20 collected or £23 shipped. Payment via BT prefferd or cash if collecting. I’ve recently shut down my paypal account although the wife has one so can accept this method as a very last resort in which case it’ll need to be paypal gift please.

Any questions please ask.
Thanks for looking.

Price and currency: £20
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: COC / BT
Location: West Bromwich DY4
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Before deploying Skype for Business, follow these key steps

Microsoft has been a dominant unified communications vendor for almost a decade, but most customers have used it primarily for chat, presence, web sharing and other desktop-related functions. And as popular as Microsoft’s Skype for Business has been for desktop UC, it has struggled as an enterprise voice platform.

But Microsoft, it seems, has turned a corner, as Skype for Business voice is now becoming a mainstream platform.

In a declining voice market, Skype for Business has taken share from many incumbent voice equipment and platform vendors, according to Synergy Research Group. Synergy’s most recent market data shows the voice market and the revenue for all major vendors have declined — except for Microsoft (see table below).

Over the next few years, I expect many of the Microsoft customers deploying Skype for Business for chat and presence will shift their focus toward using it for enterprise voice as well.

voice market revenue

Checklist for deploying Skype for Business voice services

Deploying Skype for Business enterprise voice and its cloud-based equivalent, Office 365, is unlike voice services from other vendors. Traditional voice systems are more turnkey in nature, where the business buys the call servers, applications, phones and often the network from a single vendor. Instead, Microsoft provides the call control and some of the applications, but everything else is purchased from a Skype for Business partner, which can make the deployment more challenging.

Skype for Business deployment checklist

When deploying Skype for Business voice services, the predeployment work is extremely important. Many large companies with massive deployments have no issues, showing that the technology does work.

Organizations that are considering deploying Skype for Business voice services should take the following steps:

  • Do a network assessment. This is an absolute must for deploying Skype for Business enterprise voice. With an on-premises deployment, companies must pay attention to the local area network and Wi-Fi network. With Office 365, organizations should assess the wide area network and internet connection because traffic will be going to and from the cloud.
  • Start with a small pilot. Deploying Skype for Business enterprise voice isn’t overly complicated, but some adjustments to the network and other infrastructure are necessary. Starting with a small pilot allows the IT department to iron out kinks in the deployment, measure the benefits and build best practices. Once the pilot group has migrated successfully, a larger group can be addressed.
  • Due diligence required when selecting technology partners. A large number of technology partners work with Skype for Business and Office 365, but not all partners are equal. Some partners require custom software or gateways to interoperate with Microsoft. In addition, the quality of voice and video can vary greatly from vendor to vendor. Organizations should perform due diligence and thoroughly test technology partners to ensure the best experience and easiest deployment.
  • Keep the handset. Microsoft pushes customers hard to give up their desk phones and have workers make calls directly from a PC or laptop with a headset. As convenient as computer-based calling may seem, however, it isn’t appropriate for all sessions. A desk phone is significantly better suited for speakerphone calls and allows workers to make calls when they don’t have their computer or when it is rebooting. Also, most handsets generally provide better audio quality than PCs and laptops, particularly low-end ones.
  • Consider video as part of the deployment. Video is becoming increasingly popular with younger workers, particularly millennials, who now constitute 24% of the workforce and will grow to 47% within 10 years. Video adds an extra element to collaboration, as it lets workers interpret body language and facial queues. Organizations using Skype for Business or Office 365 should consider including video now or at least having it on their roadmap for the near future. 

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Microsoft and Docker collaboration puts Linux containers on Windows

AUSTIN, Texas — Microsoft might have been late to embrace Linux, but its new open source initiative that runs…

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Linux-based containers on Windows Server is an attempt to make up for lost time.

The ability to run Linux containers on Windows won’t entice Linux shops to migrate to Windows, but it could appeal to smaller companies or larger Windows shops that also need a Linux component.

“The simplicity of managing just one flavor of operating system can make a lot of sense,” said Ezra Gottheil, principal analyst at Technology Business Research based in Hampton, N.H.

The project also aims to lighten the load on Docker’s engineering team — the company only employs about 150 people — to create a Windows-compatible version of Docker Datacenter and other Docker components. The ability to run Linux containers on Windows will allow Windows Container users to run Docker Datacenter, which itself is based on a collection of Linux containers, on top of Windows Server.

We have Linux, Mac and Windows. The more we can move stuff back and forth, the better off we are.
Simon Webstersecurity engineer, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

In fact, part of the motivation for the project — which is still in the works — was the challenge for Microsoft to support Linux containers in Azure, said Taylor Brown, principal lead program manager at Microsoft.

“[Customers] are just giving us a container image and we have to figure out how to run that, how to make it an efficient experience, all while maintaining multi-tenant isolation,” Brown said. “The ability to run Linux and Windows side by side is really valuable for us.”

The project, which Microsoft revealed here at DockerCon, also promises to give developers more platform options and enable operations teams to worry less about where and how they deploy containerized applications.

“It’s going to be a big deal for the future for interoperability, moving stuff from platform to platform,” said Simon Webster, security engineer at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research based in Boulder, Colo. “We have Linux, Mac and Windows. The more we can move stuff back and forth, the better off we are.”

Portability across different clouds is also appealing, especially for a semi-governmental agency, as it could make it a lot easier to collect competitive bids, he added. Others saw the feature as more of a checkbox for Microsoft or novelty that wouldn’t appeal to most enterprises.

“It’s nice that you can more natively run Linux stuff on Windows, but I don’t think it’s something large companies would use in production,” said Nima Esmaili Mokaram, a software engineer at Quicken Loans. “I can see smaller .NET shops that have a couple Linux containers they want to run too; that would be a great audience. But if you have the capital to buy some Linux servers, that enhances the performance and potentially would be less headaches.”

Microsoft, in partnership with Docker, rolled out two flavors of Windows-based containers — Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers — with the release of Windows Server 2016 last year. However, Docker’s containerization model began as a Linux project, and the open source community has championed most of the development and innovation that’s made containerization the technology du jour.

Microsoft’s plan to run Linux containers on Windows Server isn’t a technical breakthrough, and it borrows concepts that Intel’s Clear Containers and VMware’s Photon projects advanced. The company plans to work with the open source community using Docker’s LinuxKit to create a custom Hyper-V VM running a lightweight OS purpose-built to host a container image. Like similar VM-optimization projects, Microsoft’s approach would allow the VM to shed unnecessary components and drivers; the reduced overhead improves efficiency over a standard VM.

Microsoft’s awkward Linux embrace

Docker and Microsoft have continued to work closely despite the historical divisions among Windows and Linux practitioners.

“Microsoft’s hesitancy of supporting other platforms is gone,” TBR’s Gottheil said. “The company is much more open to interoperability than it was under [former CEO Steve Ballmer], although Ballmer wasn’t really all that bad.”

Even if Microsoft is anxious to bury the hatchet, the divide was still palpable at DockerCon.

“Historically, there’s been a huge divide: You’re either a Windows guy or a Linux guy,” Webster said. “The fact that Microsoft has taken this step means that they’re potentially bringing together different IT groups. Breaking down walls between those two would be useful.”

That divide was the topic of discussion at a DockerCon session about media and analyst perspectives on Docker. (It also carried over to the public DockerCon Slack channel, where a comment that Windows developers are not “real developers” collected dozens of thumbs-up from attendees.)

The Windows community often still feels segregated, but things like a shared Docker experience will help bridge the two worlds and foster communication, said Donnie Berkholz, research director at 451 Research, during the session.

“Right now, there are hardly grounds for a conversation between a Linux- or Mac-based developer and a Windows developer.”

Nick Martin is executive editor for TechTarget’s Modern Infrastructure e-zine, and former senior site editor for SearchServerVirtualization.com. Contact him at nmartin@techtarget.com.

Next Steps

Docker for Windows Server 2016 GA details

Container support debuts in Windows Server 2016

How do Windows Server containers affect applications?

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