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For Sale – Apple Macbook 12″ (2017), Magic Keyboards, Magic Trackpad

Very poor timing having just bought a couple of these, but I’ve got a new contract so am down-sizing to a single machine.

Taking pics now….

Apple MacBook 12″ 2017 – £700
Bought from John Lewis a couple of months ago, so has balance of their two year warranty on it
Receipt Included
Boxed, in as-new condition
1.2GHz Dual-Core Intel Core m3
8GB RAM
256GB SSD

Magic Keyboard 2 – £50 ea
Both are in excellent cosmetic condition and full working order. Not boxed, but I can include an Apple Lightning cable if you need one.

Magic Trackpad 2, Silver, £65
In excellent cosmetic condition and full working order. Not boxed, but I can include an Apple Lightning cable if you need one.

Magic Trackpad 1, £20
This is the silver, original & smaller Magic Trackpad, powered by two AA batteries. Excellent condition and full working order.

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Michael Dell on Dell cloud strategy: On-premises cloud rules

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Michael Dell says public cloud providers are just a small part of what constitutes cloud in today’s IT world. He wants people to also think of on-premises infrastructure as cloud.

“The cloud is also the on-premises cloud. In fact, on-premises is the biggest part of the cloud,” the Dell Technologies CEO said at the Dell Technologies Summit this week. “A lot of companies are figuring out that the cloud is not a place. It’s an operating model. Clouds can exist anyplace. We have a 5G cloud, an edge cloud, there are public clouds, there are SaaS clouds. And the biggest of them all is the on-premises cloud. The key, is how do you connect them all together?”

Dell Technologies is among the leaders in most of the on-premises infrastructure markets, including storage, servers, virtualization and networking — all of the pieces of on-premises IT. The vendor spent $67 billion for storage leader EMC and virtualization leader VMware in 2016 to give it the complete on-premises stack. Now it is working to make the Dell IT stack into a Dell cloud stack.

Dell cloud moves: Automation, subscription pricing

This week, Dell took steps to bring cloud automation and pricing models on premises. It launched Dell EMC PowerOne and Dell On Demand. PowerOne is converged infrastructure with an autonomous engine to automate provisioning and updating hardware, and On Demand prices IT as a service.

When asked how he defines on-premises cloud, Dell said, “The idea of an on-premises cloud is bringing together all of the infrastructure and automating the whole process. If you think about what a public cloud is, it is virtualized everything and software-defined everything. Great idea, but that can be done on-premises, as we’ve done with converged, hyper-converged and bringing all of our solutions together into an autonomous offering.

“It won’t just be the public clouds or private clouds; it will be both. And increasingly the edge.”

We have a 5G cloud, an edge cloud, there are public clouds, there are SaaS clouds. And the biggest of them all is the on-premises cloud.
Michael DellCEO, Dell Technologies

PowerOne and Dell On Demand are early steps for the Dell cloud strategy. PowerOne combines Dell EMC PowerMax enterprise storage, PowerEdge MX servers, PowerProtect backup, PowerSwitch networking and VMware virtualization. The new piece is PowerOne Controller, an autonomous management engine designed to automate provisioning and management. Dell’s roadmap calls for an expansion of PowerOne in the first half of 2020, adding Dell’s coming midrange array platform and Isilon unstructured data storage.

Dell is also working to expand the autonomous engine for products sold outside of PowerOne — starting with VxRail hyper-converged appliances. Tom Burns, Dell general manager for networking and solutions, said the vendor is attempting to make the PowerOne Controller work with VxRail management.

Enterprise Strategy Group senior analyst Scott Sinclair said he considered the autonomous management the most valuable part of PowerOne.

“I’d like to see them add that for everything, but converged and hyper-converged is a good place to start,” Sinclair said.

“These are steps in the right direction,” he added, of PowerOne and On Demand. “Now it’s up to Dell to see how far down the path they will go.”

Dell CEO and chairman Michael Dell
Dell CEO and chairman Michael Dell

The Dell cloud pricing follows rivals down the on-demand path as the public clouds — mainly Amazon and Microsoft — continue to grab billions of dollars of IT spending annually.

Gartner this week forecasted public cloud revenue to increase 17% over the next year, with the highest growth rate projected for infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Gartner predicted IaaS revenue will growth 24%, from $40.3 billion to $50 billion.

Success of the public cloud has on-premises infrastructure vendors changing their pricing models and procurement strategies.

Hewlett Packard launched its GreenLake services program in 2018, and claims all of its IT technology will be available as a service by 2022. Storage vendor NetApp unveiled its Keystone as-a-service pricing last month, and makes its storage software available through public clouds. Dell On Demand is an expansion of its Dell EMC storage as a service (SaaS) initiative, and Dell executives said this week they will continue to make more products available with utility pricing.

“Every vendor is going to have to do it,” Evaluator Group senior strategist and analyst Randy Kerns said of as-a-service pricing. “If you don’t do it, you’re in trouble. It’s the best way to get an off-cycle sale. When IT needs to buy something, they usually have to wait until the next buying cycle to get it in the budget. [With on-demand pricing] you can buy resources now.”

Do converged and hyper-converged equal on-premises cloud?

Michael Dell said the ability to bring the entire infrastructure stack together was the main impetus of the EMC acquisition that closed three years ago. PowerOne converged infrastructure and VxRail hyper-converged systems are examples of how his original strategy has come to fruition, he explained.

“Just storage and just networking and just compute, and just software and just hardware was not the answer; we had to bring them all together,” he said. “One thing we never hear from customers is, ‘Would you please operate like 20 different companies?’ All the efforts we’ve been involved in, from the converged infrastructure, hyper-convergence, VxRail and now PowerOne, we’ve been working on creating the on-premises clouds.”

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Tallying the momentous growth and continued expansion of Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform – The Official Microsoft Blog

We’ve seen incredible growth of Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform just in the past year. This momentum is driving a massive investment in people and breakthrough technologies that will empower organizations to transform in the next decade.

We have allocated hundreds of millions of dollars in our business cloud that power business transformation across markets and industries and help organizations solve difficult problems.

This fiscal year we are also heavily investing in the people that bring Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform to life — a rapidly growing global network of experts, from engineers and researchers to sales and marketing professionals. Side-by-side with our incredible partner community, the people that power innovation at Microsoft will fuel transformational experiences for our customers into the next decade.

Accelerating innovation across industries

In every industry, I hear about the struggle to transform from a reactive to proactive organization that can respond to changes in the market, customer needs, and even within their own business. When I talk to customers who have rolled out Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform, the conversation shifts to the breakthrough outcomes they’ve achieved, often in very short time frames.

Customers talk about our unique ability to connect data holistically across departments and teams — with AI-powered insights to drive better outcomes. Let me share a few examples.

This year we’ve focused on a new vision for retail that unifies back office, in-store and digital experiences. One of Washington state’s founding wineries — Ste. Michelle Wine Estates — is onboarding Dynamics 365 Commerce to bridge physical and digital channels, streamline operations with cloud intelligence and continue building brand loyalty with hyper-personalized customer experiences.

When I talk to manufacturers, we often zero in on ways to bring more efficiency to the factory floor and supply chain. Again, it’s our ability to harness data from physical and digital worlds, reason over it with AI-infused insights, that opens doors to new possibilities. For example, Majans, the Australian-based snackfood company, is creating the factory of the future with the help of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Power BI and Azure IoT Hub — bringing Internet of Things (IoT) intelligence to every step in the supply chain, from quality control on the production floor to key performance indicators to track future investments. When everyone relies on a single source of truth about production, inventory and sales performance, decisions employees make drive the same outcome — all made possible on our connected business cloud.

These connected experiences extend to emerging technologies that bridge digital and physical worlds, such as our investment in mixed reality. We’re working with companies like PACCAR — manufacturer of premium trucks — to improve manufacturing productivity and employee training using Dynamics 365 Guides and HoloLens 2, as well as Siemens to enable technicians to service its eHighway — an electrified freight transport system — by completing service steps with hands-free efficiency using HoloLens and two-way communication and documentation in Dynamics 365 Field Service.

For many of our customers, the journey to Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform started with a need for more personalized customer experiences. Our customer data platform (CDP) featuring Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, is helping Tivoli Gardens — one of the world’s longest-running amusement parks — personalize guest experiences across every touchpoint — on the website, at the hotel and in the park.  Marston’s has onboarded Dynamics 365 Sales and Customer Insights to unify guest data and infuse personalized experiences across its 1,500-plus pubs across the U.K.

The value of Dynamics 365 is compounded when coupled with the Power Platform. In late 2019, there are over 3 million monthly active developers on the Power Platform, from non-technical “citizen developers” to Microsoft partners developing world-class, customized apps. In the last year, we’ve seen a 700% growth in Power Apps production apps and a 300% growth in monthly active users. All of those users generate a ton of data, with more than 25 billion Power Automate steps run each day and 25 million data models hosted in the Power BI service.

The impact of the Power Platform is shared in the stories our customers share with us. TruGreen, one of the largest lawn care companies in the U.S., onboarded Dynamics 365 Customer Insights and the Microsoft Power Platform to provide more proactive and predictive services to customers, freeing employees to spend more time on higher value tasks and complex customer issue resolution. And the American Red Cross is leveraging Power Platform integration with Teams to improve disaster response times.

From the Fortune 500 companies below to the thousands of small and medium sized businesses, city and state governments, schools and colleges and nonprofit organizations — Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Cloud are driving transformative success delivering on business outcomes.

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Partnering to drive customer success

We can’t talk about growth and momentum of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform without spotlighting our partner community — from ISVs to System Integrators that are the lifeblood of driving scale for our business. We launched new programs, such as the new ISV Connect Program, to help partners get Dynamics 365 and Power Apps solutions to market faster.

Want to empower the next generation of connected cloud business? Join our team!

The incredible momentum of Dynamics 365 and Power Platform means our team is growing, too. In markets around the globe, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference and take their career to the next level by helping global organizations digitally transform on Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. If you’re interested in joining our rapidly growing team, we’re hiring across a wealth of disciplines, from engineering to technical sales, in markets across the globe. Visit careers.microsoft.com to explore business applications specialist career opportunities.

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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 – i4770k 4.4 Overclocked Bundle cpu/mobo/ram Noctua D14

Having just upgraded my system to Ryzen I am selling the following, this was bought 6 years ago direct from OCUK as an overclocked bundle and has run all of it’s life at 4.4Ghz on the noctua cooler. The only change was an upgrade I recently did to 16gb ram which cost me £113 brand new in January. would like to sell as a bundle preferably but will split.

I have set it back to stock but saved the OC Profile in the bios.

I74770K –£95
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming mobo –£45
16GB (2 x 8GB) HyperX Savage HX318C9SRK2/16 16 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP, Red – £45

Noctua D14 Cooler (Brand new AM4 adapter included) only have socket LGA 1150 fittings and AM4 – £35

BUNDLE PRICE £200 inc.

Also my Old Ram before I upgraded it to 16gb:

8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866MHZ CMY8GX3M2A1866C9R £20

Prices inclusive of postage

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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 – i5, 8GB ram,

Just a quick bump/info
You cannot beat the 3570k for overclocking value.
Mine ran comfortably at 4.6ghz with a single rad AIOCOOLER and backed it down to 4.2ghz which it runs at now with throttle management running mostly at 2.6ghz
When I get my arse in gear and build my i9.9820x-2080ti monster sitting in its boxes, I’ll be retiring mine.
*- 35 bucks for a quad core i5 that’ll do those speeds is remarkable!! -*
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For Sale – EK Supremacy Evo waterblock

Got these just lying around so looking to get rid of them.

EK Supremacy Evo waterblock nickle plexi, intel fittings only and bolts have been painted black.
£30ono

Ek supremacy waterblock full nickel top has a copper base plate AMD fitting only with not other bits. £20 one delivered SOLD

XSPC EX240 radiator in white used could use a repeat. £25 one delivered SOLD

EK LAING D5 pump top combi (no pump) with white top. £25ono delivered. SOLD

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For Sale – HP Elitebook x360 1030 G2 13.3” Core i7 7600u 2.8ghz 16gb ram 512gb SSD Bang & Olufsen

No worries and good luck, i don’t need and its just for my youngest who would appreciate (i hope). Happy to leave my offer on the table next week in case you re-consider.

kind Regards
Brian

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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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