Dave posted a post in Home Server Storage,Microsoft's OneDrive has a few new features and options worth pointing out. Personal Vault and Expandable Storage.
Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive that can only be accessed with a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or a code sent to you via email or SMS.
Personal Vault gives you an added layer of protection for your most important files, photos, and videos—for example, copies of documents such as your passport, driver’s license, or insurance information—should someone gain access to your account or device.
Plus, this added security won’t slow you down. You can quickly access your important documents, photos, and files with confidence wherever you are, on your PC, OneDrive.com, or your mobile device.
Beyond a second layer of identity verification, Personal Vault also includes the following security measures:
Scan and shoot—Using the OneDrive app, you can scan documents or shoot photos directly into your Personal Vault, keeping them off less secure areas of your device, like your camera roll.
Automatic locking—No need to worry about whether you left your Personal Vault or your files open—both will close and lock automatically after a period of inactivity.
BitLocker encryption—On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive automatically syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive.
Restricted sharing—To prevent accidental sharing, files in Personal Vault and shared items moved into Personal Vault cannot be shared.
Taken together, these security measures help ensure that Personal Vault files are not stored unprotected on your PC, and your files have additional protection, even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen, or someone gains access to it or to your account.
If you are and Office 365 Subscriber you get 1 TB of OneDrive storage space with all the other Office goodies like Word, Excel, etc. I know personally that I have gone over the 1TB limit and have always wanted to be able to add additional storage to my account. Now you can!
Pick and option and keep on hoarding, errr, I mean saving! Cancel anytime, upgrade at any moment.
Dave posted a post in Home Server Storage,Ubiquiti has been busy. There area ton of new items to recently released and I'm going to share two of my favorites.
The UAP Flex HD and the Unifi Dream machine. The Flex HD is a mouthful of descriptors like most of UI gear is. It's a 2Ghz 2x2 MIMO, 5GHz 4x4 MU-MIMO, POE, Indoor/Outdoor, multi mount, mesh point that is no bigger than a can of Coke.
You will still need the Unifi controller although you can configure it with basic functionality with the Unifi App. I've always found it's best to configure with your controller and then use the app as an add-on. There are several mounting options that include sitting it on a shelf! That is something that Unifi has not had before unless you count the ceiling AP I have awkwardly mounted placed on top of a few books. It can be found on the Unifi store for $179.
The Dream Machine is an altogether different beast that I hope lives up to its naming. This is the gateway drug, for lack of a better term, to the Unifi world. The starter kit. It is an Access Point, Gigabit Switch, Security Gateway, and the Cloud Key all in one package. The latter being the most significant as this is something that has deterred new users from getting started with Unifi. Requiring new users to purchase a $100 item just to run the AP's has been somewhat of a roadblock in the past. Granted, that is improving every year with the ability to run it in the cloud, on a NAS, a Pi, Docker, MacOS, and of course Windows, it is still a barricade to getting up and running when manufacturers such as Eero offer simplicity in an app.
The switch includes 4 LAN Ports and 1 WAN port. All of which are Gigabit and security services such as IPS are rated at Gigabit speed. It's $299 in the Unifi store but I'm unsure how nicely it will play with other Unifi gear. This may be a nice "first AP" with its built in Cloud Key if you can add additional units or other Unifi access points.
Dave posted a topic in Forum News,Let's start small with the definition. If you know about podcasts already you can skip ahead.
What is a podcast? There is no set definition but in general a podcast is a voice recording on a subject that you can usually listen to however and whenever you want. Let's break these down a little bit and that will also help define the term for you.