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For Sale – Dell XPS8900

NOW JUST THE TOWER FOR SALE.

Selling my Dell desktop.

Purchased in May 2016 so just over 3 years old now, in great condition, hardly gets used hence the sale.

Computer specs are as below in one of the photos.

Only thing I’ve added was a faster SSD drive connected via PCI Express card to get the full speed. (Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB).

Key specs are

Intel core i7 6700K processor (6th gen).
Windows 10 home edition.
24gb DDR4 2133 MHz ram.
256gb Samsung 950 PRO boot drive as described above, plus a 2TB 7200RPM HDD.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB DDR5 graphics card.
BLURAY combo disc drive plus second dvd drive added also.
802.11ac WiFi
6x USB3 ports plus 4 USB2 ports.

Any questions please feel free to ask.

Buyer collects in Hove.

£390

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For Sale – Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1080 G1 Gaming, HP Z27n 27 inch IPS 1440P Monitor & Viewsonic VA2448-LED 24 inch 1080p Monitor

Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1080 G1 Gaming graphics card. Great card, solid performance
£300 – Postage is included for the graphics card.

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I have two monitors for sale, neither monitor has a stand but both have VESA mounts. As I don’t have packaging materials they are collection only from Luton.

The first is an HP Z27N Monitor.
27 Inch
2560 x 1440
Display port, DVI, HDMI connections
Headphone jack
USB Ports

£160
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Second is a ViewSonic VA2448-LED
24 Inch
1920×1080
DVI and VGA connections

£35

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For Sale – Corsair MM800 RGB Mouse pad, EK SUPREMACY evo block

I’m selling some bits

Corsair MM800 RGB mouse mat cloth edition boxed great condition £30ono delivered

EK Supremacy EVO Nickel plexi with brand new plexi top with intel plate only £30ono delivered

Location
Croydon
Price and currency
60
Delivery cost included
Delivery Is Included
Prefer goods collected?
I have no preference
Advertised elsewhere?
Advertised elsewhere
Payment method
Bank transfer PPG or cash

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For Sale – Dell XPS8900

NOW JUST THE TOWER FOR SALE.

Selling my Dell desktop.

Purchased in May 2016 so just over 3 years old now, in great condition, hardly gets used hence the sale.

Computer specs are as below in one of the photos.

Only thing I’ve added was a faster SSD drive connected via PCI Express card to get the full speed. (Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB).

Key specs are

Intel core i7 6700K processor (6th gen).
Windows 10 home edition.
24gb DDR4 2133 MHz ram.
256gb Samsung 950 PRO boot drive as described above, plus a 2TB 7200RPM HDD.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB DDR5 graphics card.
BLURAY combo disc drive plus second dvd drive added also.
802.11ac WiFi
6x USB3 ports plus 4 USB2 ports.

Any questions please feel free to ask.

Buyer collects in Hove.

£390

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For Sale – Dell XPS8900

NOW JUST THE TOWER FOR SALE.

Selling my Dell desktop.

Purchased in May 2016 so just over 3 years old now, in great condition, hardly gets used hence the sale.

Computer specs are as below in one of the photos.

Only thing I’ve added was a faster SSD drive connected via PCI Express card to get the full speed. (Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB).

Key specs are

Intel core i7 6700K processor (6th gen).
Windows 10 home edition.
24gb DDR4 2133 MHz ram.
256gb Samsung 950 PRO boot drive as described above, plus a 2TB 7200RPM HDD.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB DDR5 graphics card.
BLURAY combo disc drive plus second dvd drive added also.
802.11ac WiFi
6x USB3 ports plus 4 USB2 ports.

Any questions please feel free to ask.

Buyer collects in Hove.

£390

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For Sale – Dell XPS8900

NOW JUST THE TOWER FOR SALE.

Selling my Dell desktop.

Purchased in May 2016 so just over 3 years old now, in great condition, hardly gets used hence the sale.

Computer specs are as below in one of the photos.

Only thing I’ve added was a faster SSD drive connected via PCI Express card to get the full speed. (Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB).

Key specs are

Intel core i7 6700K processor (6th gen).
Windows 10 home edition.
24gb DDR4 2133 MHz ram.
256gb Samsung 950 PRO boot drive as described above, plus a 2TB 7200RPM HDD.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB DDR5 graphics card.
BLURAY combo disc drive plus second dvd drive added also.
802.11ac WiFi
6x USB3 ports plus 4 USB2 ports.

Any questions please feel free to ask.

Buyer collects in Hove.

£390

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Azure Sentinel—the cloud-native SIEM that empowers defenders is now generally available

Machine learning enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) holds great promise in addressing many of the global cyber challenges we see today. They give our cyber defenders the ability to identify, detect, and block malware, almost instantaneously. And together they give security admins the ability to deconflict tasks, separating the signal from the noise, allowing them to prioritize the most critical tasks. It is why today, I’m pleased to announce that Azure Sentinel, a cloud-native SIEM that provides intelligent security analytics at cloud scale for enterprises of all sizes and workloads, is now generally available.

Our goal has remained the same since we first launched Microsoft Azure Sentinel in February: empower security operations teams to help enhance the security posture of our customers. Traditional Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions have not kept pace with the digital changes. I commonly hear from customers that they’re spending more time with deployment and maintenance of SIEM solutions, which leaves them unable to properly handle the volume of data or the agility of adversaries.

Recent research tells us that 70 percent of organizations continue to anchor their security analytics and operations with SIEM systems,1 and 82 percent are committed to moving large volumes of applications and workloads to the public cloud.2 Security analytics and operations technologies must lean in and help security analysts deal with the complexity, pace, and scale of their responsibilities. To accomplish this, 65 percent of organizations are leveraging new technologies for process automation/orchestration, while 51 percent are adopting security analytics tools featuring machine learning algorithms.3 This is exactly why we developed Azure Sentinel—an SIEM re-invented in the cloud to address the modern challenges of security analytics.

Learning together

When we kicked off the public preview for Azure Sentinel, we were excited to learn and gain insight into the unique ways Azure Sentinel was helping organizations and defenders on a daily basis. We worked with our partners all along the way; listening, learning, and fine-tuning as we went. With feedback from 12,000 customers and more than two petabytes of data analysis, we were able to examine and dive deep into a large, complex, and diverse set of data. All of which had one thing in common: a need to empower their defenders to be more nimble and efficient when it comes to cybersecurity.

Our work with RapidDeploy offers one compelling example of how Azure Sentinel is accomplishing this complex task. RapidDeploy creates cloud-based dispatch systems that help first responders act quickly to protect the public. There’s a lot at stake, and the company’s cloud-native platform must be secure against an array of serious cyberthreats. So when RapidDeploy implemented a SIEM system, it chose Azure Sentinel, one of the world’s first cloud-native SIEMs.

Microsoft recently sat down with Alex Kreilein, Chief Information Security Officer at RapidDeploy. Here’s what he shared: “We build a platform that helps save lives. It does that by reducing incident response times and improving first responder safety by increasing their situational awareness.”

Now RapidDeploy uses the complete visibility, automated responses, fast deployment, and low total cost of ownership in Azure Sentinel to help it safeguard public safety systems. “With many SIEMs, deployment can take months,” says Kreilein. “Deploying Azure Sentinel took us minutes—we just clicked the deployment button and we were done.”

Learn even more about our work with RapidDeploy by checking out the full story.

Another great example of a company finding results with Azure Sentinel is ASOS. As one of the world’s largest online fashion retailers, ASOS knows they’re a prime target for cybercrime. The company has a large security function spread across five teams and two sites—but in the past, it was difficult for ASOS to gain a comprehensive view of cyberthreat activity. Now, using Azure Sentinel, ASOS has created a bird’s-eye view of everything it needs to spot threats early, allowing it to proactively safeguard its business and its customers. And as a result, it has cut issue resolution times in half.

“There are a lot of threats out there,” says Stuart Gregg, Cyber Security Operations Lead at ASOS. “You’ve got insider threats, account compromise, threats to our website and customer data, even physical security threats. We’re constantly trying to defend ourselves and be more proactive in everything we do.”

Already using a range of Azure services, ASOS identified Azure Sentinel as a platform that could help it quickly and easily unite its data. This includes security data from Azure Security Center and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), along with data from Microsoft 365. The result is a comprehensive view of its entire threat landscape.

“We found Azure Sentinel easy to set up, and now we don’t have to move data across separate systems,” says Gregg. “We can literally click a few buttons and all our security solutions feed data into Azure Sentinel.”

Learn more about how ASOS has benefitted from Azure Sentinel.

RapidDeploy and ASOS are just two examples of how Azure Sentinel is helping businesses process data and telemetry into actionable security alerts for investigation and response. We have an active GitHub community of preview participants, partners, and even Microsoft’s own security experts who are sharing new connectors, detections, hunting queries, and automation playbooks.

With these design partners, we’ve continued our innovation in Azure Sentinel. It starts from the ability to connect to any data source, whether in Azure or on-premises or even other clouds. We continue to add new connectors to different sources and more machine learning-based detections. Azure Sentinel will also integrate with Azure Lighthouse service, which will enable service providers and enterprise customers with the ability to view Azure Sentinel instances across different tenants in Azure.

Secure your organization

Now that Azure Sentinel has moved out of public preview and is generally available, there’s never been a better time to see how it can help your business. Traditional on-premises SIEMs require a combination of infrastructure costs and software costs, all paired with annual commitments or inflexible contracts. We are removing those pain points, since Azure Sentinel is a cost-effective, cloud-native SIEM with predictable billing and flexible commitments.

Infrastructure costs are reduced since you automatically scale resources as you need, and you only pay for what you use. Or you can save up to 60 percent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing by taking advantage of capacity reservation tiers. You receive predictable monthly bills and the flexibility to change capacity tier commitments every 31 days. On top of that, bringing in data from Office 365 audit logs, Azure activity logs and alerts from Microsoft Threat Protection solutions doesn’t require any additional payments.

Please join me for the Azure Security Expert Series where we will focus on Azure Sentinel on Thursday, September 26, 2019, 10–11 AM Pacific Time. You’ll learn more about these innovations and see real use cases on how Azure Sentinel helped detect previously undiscovered threats. We’ll also discuss how Accenture and RapidDeploy are using Azure Sentinel to empower their security operations team.

Get started today with Azure Sentinel!

1 Source: ESG Research Survey, Security Analytics and Operations: Industry Trends in the Era of Cloud Computing, September 2019
2 Source: ESG Research Survey, Security Analytics and Operations: Industry Trends in the Era of Cloud Computing, September 2019
3 Source: ESG Research Survey, Security Analytics and Operations: Industry Trends in the Era of Cloud Computing, September 2019

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Microsoft Redmond campus modernization – Construction update – Stories

Since we kicked off demolition in January 2019, there has been great progress on the Redmond campus modernization project. Check out the timelapse below to see some of the work that has been done thus far.

Credit: Skycatch

Here are some other fun facts about the construction efforts:

  • The square footage of the building demolition on east campus is equivalent to the total square feet of all thirty NFL football fields combined.
  • Concrete from the demolition would be enough to build 1.3 Empire State Buildings. One hundred percent of the concrete is being recycled, and some of it will come back to the site for use in the new campus.
  • We’ve recycled a variety of materials from the deconstructed buildings including carpets, ceiling tiles, outdoor lights and turf from the sports fields. As a result, we have diverted almost 95 percent of our demolition waste away from landfills.
  • The resources recycled from the demolition thus far includes 449,697 pounds (50 trucks full) of carpet and 284,400 pounds of ceiling tiles.
  • The majority of the furniture removed from the demolished buildings that will not be reused in other buildings, has been donated to local charities and nonprofit startups.
  • We’ve moved 1 million cubic yards of dirt and reached the bottom of the digging area for our underground parking facility, which will consolidate traffic and make our campus even more pedestrian and bike friendly.
  • We‘ve installed 51k feet of fiber optic cabling.  That’s just over 9.5 miles.
  • The Microsoft Art Program has relocated 277 art pieces, including an early Chihuly and a Ken Bortolazzo sculpture. These art pieces were placed across our Puget Sound buildings so they can continue to be enjoyed by employees and guests.
  • The drone video featured above, created by Skycatch, not only offers a unique view of the project, but the images have fed into 3D models of the site which are providing data to more effectively tackle challenges as they arise, plan ahead and monitor construction progress.
  • The project is actively coordinating over 100 different building information models containing over 2.8 million individual 3D building components.

We look forward to continuing this journey to modernize Microsoft’s workplaces. When completed, the project will provide additional proximity for teams who collaborate and an inspiring, healthy and sustainably responsible workplace where our employees can do their best work and grow their careers.

Continued thanks for your patience and flexibility during the construction phase. As a reminder, please allow extra time to get around campus and remind visitors to do the same. Always be cautious around the construction sites and remain mindful of safety notices and instructions.

Follow updates and developments as this project progresses and view the latest renderings on Microsoft’s Modern Campus site.

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For Sale – Super server bundle: 14 core E5-2695 v3, ASRock Extreme 6 X99 mobo, 80GB DDR4 ECC RAM

I have a super powerful CPU, mobo and RAM bundle here that would make a great home server, I have used it as an unRAID server for about 18 months or so but am downsizing.

I have used this rig for running unRAID with dockers and VMs. When running VMs you can do GPU pass-through and I’ve had really powerful multi-core Mac Pro desktop running as well as a gaming VM with a GTX 1060 passed through. It’s an absolute beast. Great for running multiple VMs as a home lab.

ASRock X99 Extreme 6 ATX motherboard
Intel Xeon E5-2695 14 core/28 thread CPU
80GB !! (5 x 16GB, 4 Crucial and 1 SKHynix) of ECC DDR4 2133 memory

Motherboard specs:-
On-board dual LAN
Supports up to 128GB RAM
Ultra M.2 slot
8 RAM Slots

Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 14 core/28 thread CPU. This is a late stepping engineering sample indistinguishable from retail. The v3 Xeons had a “bug” from Intel where using patched Microcode you can bypass the usual turbo boost restrictions to have all the cores running at single core boost speeds. In this case you can have all 14 cores running at 3.3GHz. The ASRock motherboard already has the patched BIOS in place so all you have to do it plug and play.

If you wish to go back to stock, simply update the motherboard with the latest BIOS from ASRock from within the BIOS itself. I will supply the patched BIOS anyway so you can always go back. As long as you have a decent CPU cooler then it is fine. even at full tilt my CPU never went over 60 deg. Although I did this for interest sake, my server sat idling 99% of the time anyway so a bit of a waste for me

Here is the Anandtech thread where it was all discovered and people built the mods:-

Page 3 – What controls Turbo Core in Xeons?

Also here is an explanation of all core vs single core boosts :
Actual CPU Speeds – What You See Is Not Always What You Get

Looking at current prices on ebay especially RAM which is crazy right now, this lot is worth about £800 or so, so I think this is a good price.

Price and currency: £550
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Harrogate
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Budget gaming PC and 24” Monitor

i am selling my gaming PC which i have used for nearly 3 years with great care. it still gives great performance with no issues.

specs –

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
GPU: GeForce GTX 750ti
CPU: AMD FX 6300 6core
RAM: 8GB
Internal Storage: 240GB Kingston SSD
OS: Windows 10 Pro

Asking price £220

also have a HP Pavilion 24 inch full HD IPS monitor for sale at just £80.

collection is preferred but delivery by post can be also done if buyers arrange it (delivery cost has to be added by buyer).

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thanks

Price and currency: £80-£220
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal/BT
Location: london
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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