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Mike Kelly

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Serious question....does anybody else feel that as the DevOps field evolves...the System Admin roll is going to deteriorate over time? Possibly not in the small shops with 1 or 2 people in the IT department, but in Medium size businesses to Enterprises.
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Andrew Wippler's profile photoJohn Ogden's profile photo
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I'd expect to see way more use of terraform to provision OS instances, then chef and puppet, docker, swam and kubernetes provisioning the rest

At that point a machine may only live for a couple of hours instead of years
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Emilio Colombo

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Does anyone knows how to delete or reduce the size of C:\Recovery\Customizations\usmt.ppkg ?

It's killing my free space and, based on some googling, it's not useful for me, specially when I'm almost out of space in C:\
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+Randy Hudson Hahahaha! Yeah, I won't try anything that could break the preinstalled system xD
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HotHardware

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What's this a #Windows  machine that doesn't support #Linux  installs? Go figure...
If you're a Linux fan who's on the hunt for a new notebook, you have plenty of options. As weird as it might sound, even Microsoft's own "Signature" line of machines could prove tempting, as the requirements a notebook needs to obtain that status are very strict. However, as a reddit post highlights, Linux users need to exercise extreme caution
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HotHardware

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I like this. Just roll it out to #Skype , #Microsoft .
If you’re a Windows Insider, then you have a nifty little feature to try out in the latest Skype Preview for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The latest update to Microsoft’s premiere messaging app allows you to both send and receive text messages via your Windows 10 PC using the SMS relay feature. The only catch is that the Skype
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HotHardware

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If you were the #GalaxyNote  type, you would. Right?
The sky is most certainly falling over Samsung headquarters in the wake of reports that its hottest new smartphone, the Galaxy Note7, might actually be too hot to handle, literally. Samsung has received at least 92 reports of Note7 batteries overheating in the U.S. alone since its launch, with 26 of those resulting in burns and more than half
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+John Ogden has nothing to do with the price, all smartphones are expensive. I simply find iOS highly incapable and Apple overly restrictive
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brandon yelverton

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Ok I did the free win10 upgrade a while back. Now I have a driver failure and this sucker will not boot at all. How in the heck can I get this thing back up? I have searched online for a repair tool that I can download to a USB and then boot from the USB drive but I am not having much luck. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Maybe look for USB 3.0 if it makes a big difference to you
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Greg Merideth

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Just had an intern ask me what this is for.
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I won't think this one can work
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HotHardware

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Corrected with a more clear headline this time. #Microsoft  will only be supporting new features of #Intel 's and #AMD 's new CPU archs in #Windows10  and newer - and here's why.
There has been quite a bit of noise and plenty of confusion online lately, since news broke that Microsoft would only be fully supporting Intel’s and AMD’s next-generation processor microarchitectures – codenamed Kaby Lake and Zen, respectively – with Windows 10. Some publications and scores of readers pegged the decision as a pure marketing
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Well, It will run most Linux platforms, theres nothing special about ubuntu. This is a move to force people into win10, I suspect.
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John Ogden

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Shameless plug: https://www.facebook.com/events/167813003663285/?ti=icl

Next week is my company's innovation week. We have lots of events going on across 23 cities over the world.

On Wednesday I'm live streaming our hackathon on facebook all day (uk time) and doing regular periscope sessions under the Cwin16 hashtag - same hashtag for all the other events

The theme for the hackathon is speech automation and serverless compute. So we have an amazon echo and it's hooked up to lambda, which is mainly running JavaScript functions for us. Our aim is to create something relevant to UK citizens interacting with the government - we might get chance to do some IOT home automation stuff too

Along the way we will try to drop in some info about echo, the Alexa digital assistant and serverless compute. All being well we will post some code samples too

We are using Trello to manage he tasks here : https://trello.com/b/5tc5djfq/hackathon so you can see us tick stuff off & how much we have left to go

Would be great if anyone dropped into the livestream sesh to say hi, watched a periscope or two, asked a question or throw in some ideas 
During Capgemini Week of Innovation Networks #CWIN16 we will be running a Hackathon: we have a small team of architects and engineers working with an Amazon Echo to create a new interface allowing UK Citizens to interact with UK government via natural language. We will be making use of the Alexa ...
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Don Dreibelbies

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Skillful use of an excellent analogy to teach a vital lesson here...
Home improvement involves learning the related terminology and processes, and employing help where necessary. Chances are, so does your IT project.
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Daniel Bobke

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Happy #ITProDay! Make sure you hug a convenient IT professional today...as I am sure they are busy keeping you working and efficient!
September 20th is IT Professionals Day
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Jason Graves

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Finally got a multi monitor setup working across dual GPUs under Arch Linux. The Hydra is almost done.
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Thanks so much I appreciate so much it nice to meet you
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Jesse Hooton

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I just built my own PC for the first time and I still need to activate windows because all I did was download it from Microsoft to test if it was compatible with my PC before I purchased the actual key. Anyways I still haven't gotten my graphics card yet and I'm wondering that if I purchase it now and add my graphics card later, will it cause issues with my activation? I read on their page that if a hardware change is made, then the copy of Windows is no longer genuine. 
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Kyle Speechly's profile photoleon beeler's profile photo
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That should be no Problem you just have to download the right driver after you installed your graphic card. 
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Shay Shaked

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A NUC that won't install Windows updates

We recently purchased a NUC to run as a server for a PA system. The NUC, which came with Windows 7 pro, keeps showing red warning in system update (latest update installed: never) but when I try to run Windows Update nothing happens. The bar that searches for updates just keep animating forever and nothing happens.

I tried to download and install updates manually for Microsoft, but it's the same result. Anyone else ever had this issue with Windows 7 pro? Any ideas how to solve? I tried to use system restore, but there is no way to roll back to how the computer was when it first opened the box. Can only go as far as first app installation. 
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IE8 is no longer supported, try a manual update to IE11. 
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David Altavilla

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#Microsoft readying a #Surface AIO? Sounds good...
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Such is the case with the widely rumored Surface all-in-one PC that is reportedly on the way from Microsoft. Microsoft has found some success with its Surface Pro and Surface Book convertibles, so it makes sense that the company would look to extend the brand to other form-factors. The latest news on the
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Kevin O'Donnell

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Group Policy Error. I have Group Policy push out the printers to all the Staff PCs - and it has worked like a charm the past 3 years. This year I have new staff and staff who have changed rooms and thus PCs who cannot see / get the printers. If I try to install them on their PCs I get the message in the image below. If I login I see the printers. I did NOT make any changes to the Group Policy this summer so I am not sure why this is happening
Windows 2008 and 2012 Servers
Avast anti virus
ANy help appreciated
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We had the same issue.
We first uninstalled the KB. But installing updates onthe print server resolved this issue.
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