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    Protect your Surface 3 with Waterfield Designs Bags and Slip Cases video review.
     
    by David McCabe
     
    I'm taking a look at the Outback Slip Case and Laptop Sleevecase for Surface 3.  You can find these at SFBags.com as well as other great items for your tech.
     

     
    Here are the links to the gear discussed in the video.
     
    Outback Slip Case
     
    PC Laptop SleeveCase
     
    Here is a great gift idea, the Gear Pouch.
     
     
     
     

    Dave

    Urban Armor Gear for Surface 3

    By Dave, in Surface Geeks,

    I have the Urban Armor Gear case for Surface 3 and in this video I'll take a first look at it.  I don't know if it's because it's smaller but I like it better on the Surface 3 than the Pro 3.  I'll let you know after using it for a few weeks.  I'm going to leave this on my 3 so I'll let you know!
     

     
     
     
    You can find it on Amazon for $58 in red. Black was $68 at the time of this writing.
     


    Dave
    I've got a new Urban Armor Gear case for the Surface Pro 3 and I'll be trying it out for the first time.  Check it out for yourself!
     

     
     
     
    Protect your Surface Pro 3. On Amazon for a fraction of what it would cost to replace the screen or repair your Surface Pro 3. Link here. $69.95 Comes in Black or Red.
     


    Dave
    We talk some Windows 10 and dive into the news on it's upcoming release date. That's after we chat some Surface, talk rumors, and build a Windows Phone from scratch...on Android! We'll take all the great Microsoft Apps and see what kind of phone we can build.  Hypothetically of course.
     
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    The Surface Engineering Academy is now live and available for everyone who wants to learn more about Software, Hardware or Industrial Design. Several of these are from the Ignite conference held earlier this month.

    http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK2326 

    http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3302

    http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK4300

    http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK2340

    http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3327 

    http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=245217 

    http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=246349 


     


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    Joe_Miner
    By: JohnStutsman
     

     
    Figure 1 -- HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD attached to ODD SATA (SATA II 3Gbps) Port 5 and powered from 4-pin FDD connector. My MicroServer also has four 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001s in Bays 1 & 2 (SATA III 6bps) and Bays 3 & 4 (SATA II 3Gbps).
     
     
     
    Instead of installing a Server OS on my MicroServer this time I chose to see how a Windows 7 installation would go installed on a single drive RAID0 SSD attached to the ODD SATA Port (SATA II 3Gbps) on the System Board and four 3TB Seagate HDD’s in RAID10 located at the main drive bays (Bays 1 & 2 are SATA III 6Gbps ports while Bays 3 & 4 are SATA II 3Gbps ports). It went very well!
     
     
     
    The first thing I did, after clearing out my Gen8 MicroServer to near stock condition, was attach a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD to the SATA ODD Port (SATA II 3Gbps) while also installing four 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001’s in drive Bays 1 through 4 of my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer. (WARNING: I used desktop Seagate drives for my data array in this test setup because that was all I had available at the time – in my long term production environment I ONLY use NAS rated drives. Of course YMMV.)
     
     
     
    See blog posting: Attaching a SSD to the ODD SATA Port in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer.
     
     
     
    Next I use HP’s Smart Storage Administrator to create a single disk RAID0 Logical Drive 01 on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer as shown in Video 2. I left the four Seagate drives unallocated at this time.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – I use HP’s Smart Storage Administrator to create a single disk RAID0 Logical Drive 01 on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer. The single disk is a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD that is attached to the ODD SATA Port (identified in iLO as Port 5|Bay 5).
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – The new Logical Drive 01 created with a single drive RAID0 by the HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller can be seen derived from the single physical drive, Port 5|Bay 5, 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 3 -- Firmware Versions on my Gen8
     
     
     
    Using iLO4, I manually installed Windows 7 onto Logical Drive 01 of the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using the following Step-By-Step Guideline – also see Video 2.
     
     

    Step-By-Step Windows 7
     


    I checked that all of my firmware was up to date before attempt to load the OS (use iLO4) – Figure 3.

     In the HSS Forums GotNoTime posted a useful cross-reference of which HP Server Drivers to use for the various Windows OS’s at http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/9358-windows-81-drivers/?p=100968 where he wrote:
     



    “ Ever since XP, Microsoft uses the same core APIs and the kernel in the desktop and server editions of Windows. It is just tuned differently on the various versions to handle foreground or background tasks and will have a different set of services enabled. The Windows 2012 R2 drivers would be what HP would have released for Windows 8.1 if they supported it as a configuration on the G8 Microserver.
    Windows 8.1 = Windows Server 2012 R2

    Windows 8 = Windows Server 2012

    Windows 7 = Windows Server 2008 R2

    Windows Vista = Windows Server 2008

    Windows XP = Windows Server 2003”



    So I began my search for drivers in the HP Support Center at: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5387585&swEnvOID=4064&action=listDriver&swLang=

    MicroSoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Downloads: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5387585&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4064         
     


     I collected the following Drivers in one over-arching-folder for Windows 7

    RAID (B120i) Drivers (2008 R2)

    HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i/B320i SATA RAID Controller Driver for Windows Server 2008 x64 Editions 6.12.0.64 (30 MAR 2015) cp024078.exe

    Network Drivers

    16.8.0.4 (30 MAR 2015) HP Broadcom 1Gb Driver for Windows Server x64 Editions cp023987.exe
     


     I extracted the B120i RAID drivers using 7-zip, to separate folder (I would copy to USB flash for a non-iLO installation)

    Boot from the Windows 7 iso (I was doing my installation via iLO4 – this could also be done with the Windows 7 installer on a bootable USB flash drive or a DVD in a USB Optical drive) to start installation.

     I was asked for RAID drivers, point the installer to the appropriate folder for the B120i in iLO4’s folder (or on USB/DVD drive/disk).

     Select OS or Primary disk and continue with Windows 7 installation – Since I had only initialized the drive in SSA that I wanted to load the OS on there was only one drive to pick.

     Once Windows 7’s installation was complete I had no internet access.

    With Windows Explorer I went to “iLO Folder (D)” and copied the Network Driver file cp023987.exe to the downloads folder on the MicroServer and executed it from that downloads folder (I also copied the driver files cp019317.exe and cp024845.exe to my downloads folder)

     
    Figure 4 -- System information and Device Manager after NIC drivers installed
     
    Once installation of Windows 7 is complete, go to Device Manager – See Figure 4. I saw two devices remaining with Yellow Triangles/Exclamation Marks: 1) one is the USB 3 driver and 2) under Other Devices I also saw “Base System Device” which is a System Management Driver (the first one of two I saw under System Management at HP’s site)


    Install USB 3.0 Driver

    Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Drivers for Windows Server 2008R2 3.0.23.0 (10 Sep 2013) cp019317.exe
     


    Install Base System Device which is the System Management iLO Drivers

     Driver -- System Management

    3.10.0.0 (H)(30 MAR 2015) HP ProLiant iLO 3/4 Channel Interface Driver for Windows X64 cp024845.exe
    Device Manager should now be good but there’s MORE if you want.
     
    Don’t forget to download and install MicroSoft Security Essentials or Other Security Software!!
     
    Continue with installation of Windows 7 updates.
     
    Finally! There are More Drivers from 2008R2 and if I was using my P222 then I would also go to P222 for 2008R2 for more drivers to potentially load – YMMV! A word of caution, I would suggest adding additional drivers slowly over time incase one should cause problems you have a chance to identify that problem driver and remove it as discussed at HSS Thread BSOD with Matrox Drivers and Windows 7 Pro on Gen 8.
     
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    Video 2 – Using iLO4, I manually installed Windows 7 onto Logical Drive 01 of an HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer. I downloaded cp024078.exe from HPs Driver download web site for the MicroServer and used the 7-Zip utility to remove the B120i drivers from the exe and place into a folder that I linked via iLO4 to the Windows 7 installer when asked for the storage drivers and did the same with the Network Drivers cp023987.exe. After Windows 7 was installed I loaded the drivers for USB3 & iLO.
     
     
     
    After I installed the USB 3.0 Driver, the Base System Device (iLO Driver), and had finished all of my Windows 7 updates (approximately 200 of them) – I restarted the Gen8 and during Post I hit F5 and went into HP’s Smart Storage Administrator to create a RAID10 Logical Drive 02 on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i using four ST3000DM001’s located in Bays 1 through 4.   After exiting the SSA I again restarted the Gen8 and at the Windows 7 desktop I use Computer/Disk Management in Windows 7 to initialize Logical Drive 02 as GPT then I formatted it with the name BigRAID10. Later I planned to do some performance testing.
     
     
     

     
    Video 3 – After installing Windows 7 on Logical Drive 01 of a HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer I use HP’s Smart Storage Administrator to create a RAID10 Logical Drive 02 on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i using four ST3000DM001’s in Bays 1 through 4.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – The new Logical Drive 02 created with four physical ST3000DM001’s in RAID10 by the HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller can be seen below the single drive RAID0 Logical Drive 01
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – The view within HP’s Smart Storage Administrator of the 2 Arrays on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
     
     
     
    I measured the performance of the Logical Drives 01 and 02 made with the Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer using HDTune, ATTO, and CrystalDiskMark (“CDM”). I also ran the Windows 7 Performance Experience Index.
     
     
     
     
     
    Figure 7 – Performance of Logical Drive 01 which is the OS Drive 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD set up as a single drive RAID0 in the Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller running Windows 7. As can been seen particularly in CDM while the sustained transfer rates are capped at SATA II speeds the random read and write rates are excellent -- substantially better than a typical HDD.
     
     
     
     
     
    Figure 8 – Performance of Logical Drive 02 which is the RAID10 Data Drive made from 4 ST3000DM001’s set up in the Dynamic Smart Array B120i Controller
     
     
     

     
    Figure 9 -- Windows 7 Performance Experience Index
     
     
     
    Current As-Built: Machine


    HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer Xeon E3-1265LV2
    16GB ECC RAM (Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/16)
     OS: MicroSoft Windows 7 Pro x64
    OS Drive C: 256GB Logical Drive 01 made of 1 x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD’s in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller (NOTE: this is attached to the ODD SATA Port – SATA II or 3 Gbps)

    Dell MX714 FDD to SATA Power Converter Cable
    Standard SATA cable 180 degrees (straight) both ends


    Data Drive: 6TB Logical Drive 02 made of 4 x 3TB ST3000DM001 in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller (NOTE: two drives are in Bays 1 & 2 – SATA III or 6 Gbps; and two drives are in Bays 3 & 4 – SATA II or 3 Gbps – With HDD’s the difference in speeds doesn’t appear relevant to me)
     
     
    Please join us in the HSS Gen8 Forums with any question and/or comments on the above and other threads.
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Attaching a SSD to the ODD SATA Port in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer http://homeservershow.com/attaching-a-ssd-to-the-odd-sata-port-in-my-hp-proliant-gen8-microserver.html 
     
    BSOD with Matrox Drivers and Windows 7 Pro on Gen8 MicroServer http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/9501-bsod-with-matrox-drivers-and-windows-7-pro-on-gen-8/
     
    GotNoTime’s List of Which Server Drivers to use for Desktop Windows Installs http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/9358-windows-81-drivers/?p=100968 
     
    Installing WHS2011 on the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer Using the B120i and P222 http://homeservershow.com/installing-whs2011-hp-proliant-gen8-microserver-using-b120i-p222.html
     
    Windows 8.1 with RAID0 SSD on the ODD SATA Port in a ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2 http://homeservershow.com/windows-8-1-with-raid0-ssd-on-the-odd-sata-port-in-a-proliant-dl320e-gen8-v2.html
     
    Attaching a HDD to the ODD SATA Port in a HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 http://homeservershow.com/attaching-a-hdd-to-the-odd-sata-port-in-a-hp-proliant-dl320e-gen8-v2.html
     
    Dell MX714 Floppy FDD to SATA Power Converter Cable http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-OEM-Dell-MX714-Floppy-FDD-to-Sata-Power-Converter-Cable-/400298253923?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d33a29e63 
     
    Schoondoggy Drive Mount (“SDM-R2”) an Introduction http://homeservershow.com/sdm-r2-review-introduction-hp-proliant-gen8-microserver.html
     
    Check out CSKenney’s Gen8 links thread in the HomeServerShow forums: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/
     
    Check out the Gen8 Blog postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/gen-8
     
    Check out the MicroServer Blog postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/microserver
     
     

    Joe_Miner
    By: John Stutsman
     

     
    Figure 1 -- HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with 256GB Samsung 840 Pro attached to ODD SATA port (SATA II 3Gbps) and powered from 4-pin FDD connector
     
     
     
    The HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer is designed to accommodate a low profile optical disk drive (“ODD”) via an ODD SATA port (SATA II 3Gbps) on the system board and a 4-pin FDD connector from the power supply unit (“PSU”).
     
    Early on, I had learned that it was possible to attach a drive to the ODD SATA port and by setting it up as a single drive RAID0 (Port 5 on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i) it could be used for an OS drive leaving the main 4-drive (Ports 1 through 4 on the Dynamic Smart Array B120i) bay available for 3.5 inch data drives.  After recently doing this with the HP ProLiant DL320e Gen8 v2 I wanted to try it with my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer.
     
    The drive attached to the ODD SATA port (SATA II 3Gbps) does not have to be an SSD but an SSD, in my opinion, offered the fewest issues and additional hardware requirements. Though with very little additional effort one could employ a Schoondoggy Drive Mount (SDM-R2) to attach a low height 3.5 inch HDD or 2.5 inch VelociRaptor. The options are many across the spectrum from a 3.5 inch HDD to 2.5 inch laptop drives and 2.5 inch VelociRaptors to SSDs.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 2 – The RED Arrow marks the location of the 4-Pin FDD Connector; The PURPLE Arrow marks the location of the ODD SATA port (SATA II 3Gbps) on the System Board; The GREEN Arrow identifies the MX714 FDD to SATA Power Converter that will be plugged into the 4-Pin FDD Connector; AND The BLUE Arrows identify the Standard SATA cable I will use. Yellow Electrical Tape was placed on the metal frame where the 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD will to be placed.
     
     
     
     
     
    Figure 3 – A close-up view of the ODD SATA port (SATA II 3Gbps) on the System Board with a HighPoint SATA cable installed.
     
     
     

     
    Figure 4 – A close-up view of the 4-pin FDD Connector from the PSU and the MX714 FDD to SATA Power Converter
     
     
     

     
    Figure 5 – The Dell MX714 Floppy FDD to SATA Power Converter Cable that I use in my ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer
     
     
     

     
    Figure 6 – Close-up view of the Samsung 840 Pro SSD installed with the SATA data cable connected, Dell MX714 connected for power, and secured to the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with strips of electrical tape
     
     
     

     
    Figure 7 – Another Close-up view of the Samsung 840 Pro SSD installed with the SATA data cable connected, Dell MX714 connected for power, and secured to the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with strips of electrical tape.
     
     
     

     
    Video 1 – Attaching a SSD to the ODD SATA Port in my HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer
     
     
     
    Questions or comments? Join us in the Forums at http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/forum/88-gen-8/
     
     
     
    Current As-Built: Machine


    HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer w/Xeon E3-1265Lv2
    16GB ECC RAM
    OS Drive C: 256GB Logical Drive 01 made of 1 x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD’s in RAID0 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller

    Dell MX714 FDD to SATA Power Converter Cable
    Standard SATA cable 180 degrees (straight) both ends


    OS: varies – check future blogs


    Data Drive: 6TB Logical Drive 02 made of 4 x 3TB ST3000DM001 in RAID10 on HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller
     
     
     
     
    References:
     
    Windows 8.1 with RAID0 SSD on the ODD SATA Port in a ProLiant DL320e Gen8 V2 http://homeservershow.com/windows-8-1-with-raid0-ssd-on-the-odd-sata-port-in-a-proliant-dl320e-gen8-v2.html
     
    Dell MX714 Floppy FDD to SATA Power Converter Cable http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-OEM-Dell-MX714-Floppy-FDD-to-Sata-Power-Converter-Cable-/400298253923?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d33a29e63 
     
    Schoondoggy Drive Mount (“SDM-R2”) an Introduction http://homeservershow.com/sdm-r2-review-introduction-hp-proliant-gen8-microserver.html
     
    Check out CSKenney’s Gen8 links thread in the HomeServerShow forums: http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/5639-proliant-microserver-gen8-links/
     
    Check out the Gen8 Blog postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/gen-8
     
    Check out the MicroServer Blog postings: http://homeservershow.com/tag/microserver
     
     
     
     

    Dave
    Using the HP Stream Mini Desktop, Plex and Synology on the go. Not apps, in vehicles! This is a great hardware and networking show.  There is a lot to discuss.  See the hardware links below.
     
    Dewain Robinson takes us through his setup and how he synchronizes and views content from his home to his "home away from home."
     

     
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    AlienWare Alpha

    http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-alpha/pd?~ck=mn%E2%80%8B&ndlvid=1f11-16b5dc



    HP Stream Mini Desktop (Amazon Search)

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=hp+stream+mini+desktop





    Synology Cloud Station and Cloud Station Client to Sync



    Plex on NAS

    https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/sections/200286217





    Keyboard:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DKZTMG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    Remote Control:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S69336/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    HP Stream Mini:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R7R1GWK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    Synology DS214:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FY6DV3S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    WD Red 3 TB Drive:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008JJLW4M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    HDMI Switcher:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B46XUQU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    TP-Link Bridge:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YETVXC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    HP Stream Mini:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R7R1GWK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    Or Acer Revo



    Dave
    It's Surface 3 reaction, protection, and a little bit of cloud action thrown in. Episode 92 was actually 91 so this will seem a bit outdated. Download them all!
     
    Surface Geeks on Twitter
     
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    Dave

    Microsoft Deals

    By Dave, in Surface Geeks,

    $100 Off on Surface Pro 3 i5 128GB. $150 Off Surface Pro 3 i5 256GB. $150 Off on Surface Pro 3 (i7) Valid 5/24 – 5/30.
     
    Get an additional $20 off the Miracast Adapter (43% savings) now through 5/29
     
    It's Deal Time!




    Get a Band too!


     


    This is really a test post although the deals are real! I was trying to do the OneNote to WordPress posting to work.  It did work but didn't pull in images.  Honestly, it's just as fast to do it via the WP CMS as it was to edit the text in OneNote.  Even if you use OneNote to write it all up you can simply copy/paste to finalize.  Not seeing the advantage yet.

    Now, i'm going to take advantage of the Miracast Adapter!



    Dave
    Power outages either cause problems or reveal them so @JCollison and I are talking power.  I've also got some Plex on NAS info for you as well as a follow up on Otixo and CloudHQ.  Lastly, CloudBerry Labs has some DeDupe for us! I'll fill you in.
     
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    Plex on NAS

    https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/sections/200286217



    Cloudberry

    http://www.cloudberrylab.com/dedup-server.aspx



    Cloudhq.net

    Otixo.com

    Mover.io



    DS1515 Posts on HSS

    Installing DSM 5.2 on the Synology DS1515

    Synology DS1515 Unboxing Video

    Synology DiskStation Manager 5.2 Released

    Dave

    Gen 8 Microserver with 14 Drives

    By Dave, in Blog,

    How do you get 14 hard drives into a Gen 8 Microserver? Carefully? Yes, and you will need a few tools to help you out.  Ok, some are external but impressive no doubt!  Check out this post in the HSS Forums.
     


    Dave

    Meetup 2015

    By Dave, in Blog,

    September 12th, 2015
     

     
    Meetup 2015 Attendance Fee - $25.  This gets you in the door, a small breakfast on the 12th as well as a catered lunch.  This year is going to be awesome. There will be a lot of hands on. Expect servers, firewalls, NAS, Home Automation, Home Theatre, who knows what else. There is always a surprise!
     
    Book Now. Don't wait!
     
    Are you ready to register? The button below will take you to PayPal in order to book your seat. I have opened up 40 seats for Meetup 2015.  If we get close to going over I may open it up a little more.
     
    Are you on the fence about attending?  Several folks will be car pooling from all over.  Get over to the HSS Forums and work out a ride. There may be someone else looking as well. Use the Forums Meetup Thread below.


     



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    Location: 8900 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis IN 46240 (location change)  See the Forums thread below for more information. 
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    • D-Link has dropped a couple of new products and additions to their lineup of smart home gear.  Hold on because there is a lot of gear!
      Let's start with cameras.  D-Link has new Wi-Fi cameras, the Full HD Pan and Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8302LH) and Full HD Indoor and Outdoor Pro Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8526LH).  These are not just new, and good looking cams, they can now perform people detection and glass break detection.  The new cameras also feature expanded ways for customers to save video, including ONVIF Profile S, which enables custom storage and streaming options to personal NAS devices, built-in storage microSD capacity up to 256 GB, as well as free and paid cloud storage options. 
       

       
      This year's camera models include both an indoor and an outdoor model. The outdoor model features a spotlight and siren that can be triggered when motion is detected, deterring potential intruders. The indoor model pans around to give a full 360-degree view of any room and tracks motion. Both include two-way audio. 
      Full HD Pan and Tilt Pro Wi-Fi Camera is the model (DCS-8302LH), available in Q2, 2020, and retail pricing will be $99.99.
      Full HD Indoor and Outdoor Pro Wi-Fi Camera is the model (DCS-8526LH), available in Q3, 2020, and retail pricing will be $119.99.
      One of my favorite products is Wi-Fi.  D-Link has a whole lot of new products coming including Wi-Fi 6, Mesh, Alexa and Google Assistant integration, IFTTT, Parental Controls, and more!
       

       
      There are so many new SKU's that I can't make heads or tails of them!  I'm going to be speaking with D-Link more this week and will sort all of these out. I do want you to see all they are offering and what the release date and projected retail pricing will be.

      AC1900 Scalable Mesh Wi-Fi Router (COVR-1900-US), Q1 2020, $119.99
      AC1750 Mesh Wi-Fi Router (DIR-1750-US), Q1 2020, $99.99
      AC1900 Mesh Wi-Fi Router (DIR-1950-US), Q1 2020, $119.99
      AC1750 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender (DAP-1755-US), Q1 2020, $99.99
      AC1950 Mesh Wi-Fi Range Extender (DAP-1955-US), Q1 2020, $109.99
      Smart AX1500 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1560-US), Q1 2020, $119.99
      Smart AX1800 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X1870-US), Q2 2020, $139.99
      Smart AX2400 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X2460-US), Q3 2020, $159.99
      Smart AX5400 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Router (DIR-X5460-US), Q1 2020, $279.99
      AX1800 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Range Extender (DAP-X1870-US), Q2 2020, $129.99
      AX1800 Whole Home Mesh System (COVR-X1872-US), QX22020, $269.99
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    • RESET Merch Shop
      Get ya Merch here!  I've created a T-Shirt shop with the famous RESET paperclip. I've pasted that clip on just about everything so you can wear it around town!  Cable bags, Coffee Mugs, T-Shirts, and more. 
       
      https://reset.threadless.com/
       
      or you can get it it via
       
      https://reset.fm/store
       
      Here is the main design.
       

       
      Below is a part of the order that I put in!  
       
       

       
      The Heather Grey above is the Extra Soft version and it is awesome.  I highly recommend the softness!    The "Chili Red" is the Tri-Blend and probably my favorite feel and color.

       
      This is the Zip-Up Hoody, Heather Indigo, Sponge Fleece, Men's, Large.  In my podcast I couldn't remember what style it was but it is Sponge Fleece. It's REALLY soft on the inside. Soft outside as well. The only problem is with the zip up hoody the logo is on the back. Regular hoody, it will be on the front.
       
      https://reset.threadless.com/
       
      or you can get it it via
       
      https://reset.fm/store
       
      Thank you for supporting this community. Everything you purchase will help keep the lights on the hard drives spinning.
       
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    • OneDrive Personal Vault and expandable 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.
       
      Expandable Storage
       
      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.
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    • Ubiquiti adds new items to the Unifi Line including UAP Flex HD and the Unifi Dream machine
      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.
       
      https://store.ui.com/collections/wireless/products/unifi-flexhd
       
      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.
       
      https://store.ui.com/collections/routing-switching/products/unifi-dream-machine
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    • 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.
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