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For Sale – REDUCED Gaming PC Ryzen 2600, ROG Strix 1070, 1TB SSD, MSI B450 Carbon Pro based PC *OPEN TO OFFERS*

Hi all,

I have ordered a new gaming laptop and assuming all goes well i will be selling my Desktop Setup.

Spec is as follows :

Fractal White Case
600W CX600 Modular PSU
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC with built in Wifi and Bluetooth
Antec RGB Liquid CPU Cooler
Asus ROG Strix 1070 GPU
16gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz DDR4 Memory
1TB Crucial MX500 SSD Drive

BASE UNIT SOLD ELSEWHERE

AOC Agon GSync 27 inch 1440P 144hz Gaming Monitor – SOLD STC

this setup has been running since last Xmas as i built it to have a go at Twitch Streaming which is does great, streaming live play but i lost interest in the streaming so i have decided to get a laptop so i can chill on the sofa

I am open to offers as i’m not sure what the rig is worth nowadays but i would prefer collection in person if possible as its a lot of gear to send on a courier and a lot of weight.

Let me know what you think.

Regards,
Paul

Price and currency: £550
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash PPG or Bank Transfer
Location: Haydock
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For Sale – REDUCED Gaming PC Ryzen 2600, ROG Strix 1070, 1TB SSD, MSI B450 Carbon Pro based PC *OPEN TO OFFERS*

Hi all,

I have ordered a new gaming laptop and assuming all goes well i will be selling my Desktop Setup.

Spec is as follows :

Fractal White Case
600W CX600 Modular PSU
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC with built in Wifi and Bluetooth
Antec RGB Liquid CPU Cooler
Asus ROG Strix 1070 GPU
16gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz DDR4 Memory
1TB Crucial MX500 SSD Drive

BASE UNIT SOLD ELSEWHERE

AOC Agon GSync 27 inch 1440P 144hz Gaming Monitor – SOLD STC

this setup has been running since last Xmas as i built it to have a go at Twitch Streaming which is does great, streaming live play but i lost interest in the streaming so i have decided to get a laptop so i can chill on the sofa

I am open to offers as i’m not sure what the rig is worth nowadays but i would prefer collection in person if possible as its a lot of gear to send on a courier and a lot of weight.

Let me know what you think.

Regards,
Paul

Price and currency: £550
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash PPG or Bank Transfer
Location: Haydock
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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IDC: SD-WAN market spend to top $5B in 2023

The global software-defined WAN infrastructure market will grow an average of nearly 31% annually through 2023 as vendors feed enterprise hunger for technology that connects employees to applications running on multiple cloud service providers.

That’s one of the findings of IDC’s latest SD-WAN forecast. The research firm said the market would reach $5.25 billion in 2023 from $1.4 billion in 2018, the beginning of the forecast period.

Enterprises have found SD-WAN a necessary technology for connecting branch locations and remote offices with SaaS applications and software running on public clouds, such as AWS and Microsoft Azure. Traditional WAN technology lacks most of the features needed for connecting to cloud and SaaS applications, such as simplified management, cost-effective bandwidth utilization and WAN flexibility, efficiency and security, IDC said.

The demand for SD-WAN will fuel a continuation of market consolidation through acquisition as companies with stronger business models buy weaker vendors for their intellectual property, customer base or presence in specific geographical regions, IDC said.

SD-WAN market consolidation

The SD-WAN market today has more than three dozen vendors, which is more than the market can support, analysts have said. The most significant acquisitions to date include VMware purchasing VeloCloud in 2017 and Cisco Systems acquiring Viptela and Oracle picking up Talari Networks in 2018.

Other trends spotted by IDC include SD-WAN evolving from a standalone product to a key feature within a broader SD-branch platform that encompasses additional network and security services.

“Vendors will compete intensely on this front during the next few years,” the IDC report said.

Businesses with lots of branch and remote offices are deploying SD-branch technology to simplify network operations through consolidation of WAN connectivity, network security, LAN and Wi-Fi in a unified platform, according to Lee Doyle, principal analyst for Doyle Research. Network and security vendors offering SD-branch options include Cisco Meraki, Cradlepoint, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Aruba Networks, Riverbed and Versa Networks.

Market share leaders

IDC defines SD-WAN infrastructure as comprising edge routing software or hardware and traditional routers and WAN optimization technology if they are an in-use and integrated component of an SD-WAN product.

Other infrastructure components include SD-WAN controllers for centralized implementation of application policy and WAN routing, network visibility and analytics.

Based on IDC’s definition of SD-WAN infrastructure, Cisco’s broad portfolio of hardware and software made it the market leader with a 46.4% share, the researcher said. VMware, which sells only software, was second with an 8.8% share, followed by Silver Peak, 7.4%; Nuage Networks, a Nokia company, 4.9%; and Riverbed, 4.3%.

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Increases expected from new Microsoft Dynamics 365 pricing

Upcoming changes to Microsoft Dynamics 365 pricing will lead to lower licensing fees for some users while possibly raising the cost of the cloud-based business applications platform for organizations with 100-plus seats.

Microsoft described the changes, scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, in a blog post this week. The company gave partners advance notice of the new pricing scheme at last week’s Inspire conference in Las Vegas.

Midsize and larger organizations that use more than one application could face significant increases, because of Microsoft’s decision to unbundle Dynamics 365 apps and sell them a la carte. Currently, the cloud apps come priced as bundles, with many companies on a Customer Engagement Plan at $115 per user/month. The plan includes five core applications — Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Project Service Automation and Marketing.

The new individual pricing would cost $95 per user/month for one app, with $20 “attach licenses” for additional apps. Alysa Taylor, corporate vice president for business applications at Microsoft, said in the blog post that customers preferred having the option of adding or removing applications as their companies grew and changed over time.

 Microsoft Dynamics 365 pricing to take effect October 2019
Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM ‘attach pricing’

But users of Dynamics 365 CRM software would likely pay more for that convenience, Dolores Ianni, an analyst at Gartner, said. Those customers typically employ multiple applications in the Customer Engagement Plan.

I feel that a majority of renewing customers are going to be substantially impacted by this change.
Dolores IanniAnalyst, Gartner

“If you’re using four applications and you had a thousand users, well, your price went up 158% — it varies wildly,” Ianni said. “I feel that a majority of renewing customers are going to be substantially impacted by this change.”

Microsoft claims 80% of its customers are using only one application, but anecdotal evidence indicates otherwise. Conversations with Microsoft customers — and a review of their contracts — show that the largest enterprises with 1,000 or more users could pay substantially more in some cases, Ianni said. Organizations with 100 or more users could also pay more, even if they’re using only one application. Companies with more than one application would get hit harder.

Microsoft could offer its largest customers promotional deals that would mitigate the price hike, Ianni said. The company often provides such breaks when changing pricing.

Readiness tips for Dynamics 365 pricing changes

Organizations should prepare for the new pricing structures by analyzing which employees use which applications today. Businesses can sometimes find ways to cut costs after getting a complete understanding of how workers are using the software.

“They’re going to have to do their homework to a much greater degree than they did in the past,” Ianni said.

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How to plot out an Office 365 tenant-to-tenant migration

With the number of users and organizations on Office 365, circumstances will inevitably require some of them to move between tenants.

An Office 365 tenant-to-tenant migration can occur for several reasons, such as after a merger or acquisition or part of a company gets sold. These business events come with complicated legal maneuvers with rigid timelines. Most of these situations require completing tenant-to-tenant migrations on a schedule made by lawyers and executives with little to no regard for the time it takes to move the associated data. It’s up to the technical team to work out how to complete the migration and meet their deadline.

Whatever the reason, successfully executing a tenant-to-tenant migration within Office 365 is a complex process with some significant limitations. Let’s walk through the process to clarify what’s involved with this type of data migration process.

What data can migrate?

The biggest challenge with an Office 365 tenant-to-tenant migration is knowing what data you can and cannot move. Microsoft develops new APIs continuously to give access to different types of data stored within Office 365, but as of publication, the accessibility is still somewhat limited.

To further complicate the issue, there is no Microsoft tool to move data between tenants. While there are many third-party applications to help migrate different types of Office 365 data between tenants, they all have different capabilities. Finding the right product for your Office 365 tenant-to-tenant migration requires some research to find the tool — or tools — that move the data your organization needs.

While there are many third-party applications to help migrate different types of Office 365 data between tenants, they all have different capabilities

Out of the entire Office 365 suite, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business are the applications most commonly affected by this tenant migration effort. While there are multiple tools available to move these data types, this article can’t pick the right one for you.

The more popular and capable migration tools are BitTitan, Quest, ShareGate and AvePoint, which acquire new features and updated functionality regularly. My recommendation is to look at these tools and other similar ones to decide which one is best for your circumstances.

Different applications come with different complications

Not every application handles data the same, which further muddles the tenant migration process.

Planning a move between Office 365 tenants

For example, Skype for Business is an important communication tool for many organizations, but much of the data it uses is not with the application. The meetings data resides in Exchange and buddy lists live with the Skype for Business client. Most of the time, Skype for Business is not migrated between tenants but reconfigured at the destination tenant.

Teams is another application that presents a migration challenge. As of publication, Microsoft has not finished the APIs that will let third-party tools handle these tenant migrations. At the moment, you can move the SharePoint document libraries attached to Teams or the Exchange mailboxes that hold Teams calendars, but it’s not yet possible to migrate Teams entirely.

Preparing for your migration

As you inventory all the Office 365 applications that hold user data that you want to migrate, the list might overwhelm you. If you need to move mailboxes and data from multiple web applications such as Yammer, Bookings, Planner, Delve, Flow, Forms, Power BI, StaffHub, Stream, Sway and To-Do, then that’s going to take some work to get a handle on what is involved with each service.  

To further complicate this effort, you’ll find most of the Office 365 applications don’t support any migration. If you need data from a particular application, all you can do about it is try to recreate the data in your destination tenant the same way you did in the original tenant. Identifying what data you can, and cannot, move between Office 365 tenants is an important step, but it’s just the beginning of your migration process.

Another issue that can complicate the tenant migration timeline is bandwidth throttling. Microsoft controls the rate of speed when transferring data on Office 365 to ensure the health of the overall platform. This limitation can be very troublesome when you need to move a large amount of data in a short amount of time.

You can try to adjust the throttling on your Office 365 tenant if you open a support case with Microsoft, but there are no clear rules on how much, if at all, the throttling limits can be relaxed. In my experience, Microsoft will do everything possible to help you reach your deadline if you explain your situation.

Tenant names and vanity domains can be another difficult part of an Office 365 tenant-to-tenant migration. All Office 365 tenant names need to be unique. This can make it difficult to find a tenant name that matches the name of your organization. Furthermore, a vanity domain — @company.com — can only be associated with a single Office 365 tenant. Exchange migration tools need to connect to the source mailbox and the destination mailbox by name, so most tools recommend making that connection using the @tenant.onmicrosoft.com address for each mailbox.

The best advice I can give is to make sure you understand the tools you chose to move data between Office 365 tenants. They all have recommended configurations that will make this work go much smoother and bring you much better results.

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Microsoft and ServiceNow announce strategic partnership – Stories

Together the two companies will accelerate digital transformation for enterprise and government customers
ServiceNow moves workloads to Microsoft Azure for highly regulated industries

Redmond, Wash., and Santa Clara, Calif. — July 9, 2019 — Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) today announced a broader strategic partnership intended to significantly enhance the integration and optimization of the companies’ products, platform and cloud capabilities. Through this expanded partnership, the companies will enable enterprise customers in certain highly regulated industries, as well as government customers, to accelerate their digital transformation and drive new levels of insights and innovation. And, for the first time, ServiceNow will house its full SaaS experience on Azure in addition to its own private cloud. The expanded partnership will elevate ServiceNow to one of Microsoft’s strategic partners in its Global ISV Strategic Alliance Portfolio.

“There is an enormous opportunity for customers — including in the public sector — to apply the power of the cloud to become more efficient and responsive,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “Our partnership combines ServiceNow’s expertise in digital workflows with Azure, our trusted cloud, so that customers can accelerate their digital transformation, while meeting their security and compliance needs.”

“Expanding our strategic global relationship with Microsoft enables ServiceNow to more fully leverage and integrate our platform and products with Microsoft’s leading enterprise technology and capabilities,” said John Donahoe, president and CEO of ServiceNow. “Together, ServiceNow and Microsoft will help our enterprise and government customers accelerate their digital transformation, creating great experiences and unlocking productivity.”

The expanded agreement builds on a partnership announced last fall by Microsoft and ServiceNow. As leading enterprise technology platforms, Microsoft and ServiceNow make it easier for customers to integrate and optimize across the two companies’ products and platforms. By collaborating on next-generation experiences, Microsoft and ServiceNow will leverage technology to bring further cognitive services and intelligence to products across the Now Platform® with Microsoft 365 and Azure.

ServiceNow Selects Microsoft Azure for Certain Highly Regulated Industries
ServiceNow will use Azure Cloud as part of its preferred cloud platform for certain highly regulated industries, benefiting from Microsoft’s deep expertise in data protection, security, and privacy, including the most comprehensive set of compliance offerings of any cloud service provider. ServiceNow will first be available through Azure Regions in Australia and Azure Government in the United States, followed by additional markets in the future.

With ServiceNow available through Azure Government, U.S. government agencies will be able to leverage the compliance coverage across regulatory standards available through Azure. Microsoft is committed to supporting the full spectrum of government data to help agencies quickly and easily achieve their necessary requirements. Azure Government was built specifically to address the capabilities, performance and compliance needs of U.S. government customers and their partners. Azure Government enables innovation with deeply integrated cloud services, data and advanced analytics, and an open application platform that provides the building blocks to rapidly develop, deploy and manage intelligent solutions.

The U.S. federal government continues to look to ServiceNow as a strategic partner as it modernizes its IT infrastructure and accelerates its use of modern technology to digitally transform how it operates.

Microsoft Selects ServiceNow to Digitize Its Workflows
As part of a separate transaction, Microsoft will implement ServiceNow’s IT & Employee Experience workflow products across its own business to improve operations, enhance employee experiences, and deliver stronger business outcomes. With ServiceNow, Microsoft will bring even more digital workflows into its organization, so employees can spend less time on manual tasks.

About Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About ServiceNow
ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) is making the world of work, work better for people. Our cloud‑based platform and solutions deliver digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity for employees and the enterprise. For more information, visit: www.servicenow.com.

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Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in any forward‑looking statements include: (i) our ability to integrate our products with Azure in a manner that satisfies customers and potential customers in regulated markets and (ii) changes in the regulatory landscape in the United States and internationally with respect to data data residency, data sovereignty, data localization or other regulations relevant to enterprises operating in highly regulated industries around the world.

We undertake no obligation, and do not intend, to update these forward‑looking statements.

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For Sale – 2018 model (latest model) MacBook Pro 13″ space grey Touchbar 3 weeks old as new sold sold sold

Selling for a friend. Item is in my hands and I will take full responsibility for the sale.

Given as a work incentive this is the latest 2018 model MacBook pro 13″

13″ retina display Space Grey
latest i5 processor quad core (very fast)
8 gb ram
256SSD
Touch Bar and 4 USB-C ports
Truetone display (latest tech)
Warranty until 23rd August 2019 (just three weeks old)
Unmarked original condition, essentially brand new
No receipt as work incentive purchase but warranty as per screenshot and obviously AppleCare can still be purchased before the standard warranty expires.
Boxed with charger.
Battery count 3 (see pic)

Not much more to say really, the latest tech at almost £500 off the RRP and is something of a bargain for someone looking to buy the latest Apple tech at a reduced price.

Price is £1250 inclusive of next day special delivery postage (Royal Mail)

Bank transfer only SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

Local pickup more than welcome and I’ll knock off the postage and call it £1220

Price and currency: £1250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer only
Location: Banbridge County Down Northern Ireland
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

FULL DISCLOSURE : The scroll wheel will not return to ratchet mode, so whilst every part of the mouse works, there is a functional issue with switching between freespin and ratchet. The wheel works as do all the buttons, including the wheel button.

For sale, boxed MX master with cable, reciever instructions. Barely used in the 3 years of ownership as I favour trackballs over mice.

Priced to sell at 30 pounds.

Price and currency: 35
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: London
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For Sale – 2018 model (latest model) MacBook Pro 13″ space grey Touchbar 3 weeks old as new sold sold sold

Selling for a friend. Item is in my hands and I will take full responsibility for the sale.

Given as a work incentive this is the latest 2018 model MacBook pro 13″

13″ retina display Space Grey
latest i5 processor quad core (very fast)
8 gb ram
256SSD
Touch Bar and 4 USB-C ports
Truetone display (latest tech)
Warranty until 23rd August 2019 (just three weeks old)
Unmarked original condition, essentially brand new
No receipt as work incentive purchase but warranty as per screenshot and obviously AppleCare can still be purchased before the standard warranty expires.
Boxed with charger.
Battery count 3 (see pic)

Not much more to say really, the latest tech at almost £500 off the RRP and is something of a bargain for someone looking to buy the latest Apple tech at a reduced price.

Price is £1250 inclusive of next day special delivery postage (Royal Mail)

Bank transfer only SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD

Local pickup more than welcome and I’ll knock off the postage and call it £1220

Price and currency: £1250
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer only
Location: Banbridge County Down Northern Ireland
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – **FREE** EE Router (Bright Box 2)

Surplus to requirements – collection from Dartford or West Thurrock

No original box but will be packed securely to avoid damage

Price and currency: £0.00 (just cover delivery cost)
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG / BT or cash on collection
Location: Dartford / West Thurrock
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