Microsoft Windows Storage Management News
October 13, 2016
Windows Server 2016 release makes Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct available to data centers. Highlights include heightened data reduction, HCI, replication and tiering.
August 11, 2015
Microsoft wastes no time delivering its first critical Windows 10 Patch Tuesday fixes, along with critical updates for its Edge and IE browsers.
April 27, 2012
Corporate and third party developers like the additions to Microsoft’s Server Message Block 3.0 protocol, but most will hold off development until Windows Server 2012 arrives.
November 02, 2011
Microsoft is improving storage capabilities in Windows Server 8 as well as adding support for the SMB 2.2 protocol. General Manager Thomas Pfenning explains the importance of these changes to IT shops.
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With numerous updates and innovations to storage, security and virtualization, Microsoft attempts to lock in its place in today's developer-friendly world. Continue Reading
The Storage Replica feature in Windows Server 2016 delivers a backup and recovery option for organizations that might otherwise require an offsite data center. Continue Reading
Storage Spaces Direct pools server storage to build failover clusters without using cluster shared volumes, making it an inexpensive storage option. Continue Reading
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Organizations mulling an upgrade to a Windows Server 2016 license should understand the big differences in features available between the Standard and Datacenter editions. Continue Reading
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 offers more advanced disaster recovery resources than the 2012 R2 edition. Features include deduplication, replication and availability. Continue Reading
Windows administrators have several options to identify a faulty disk in the array, but should heed best practices when replacing the drive. Continue Reading
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Administrators can hit a few snags when migrating a Windows file server, but a free Microsoft utility and some PowerShell know-how make the changeover a painless procedure. Continue Reading
Administrators can take control over the deployment of common resources, such as Windows-based file servers, using PowerShell Desired State Configuration. Continue Reading
Microsoft updated Storage QoS to let administrators running a large number of Hyper-V workloads on file servers get consistent performance by regulating storage bandwidth. Continue Reading
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Diskpart is a disk management tool designed to create, delete and resize hard drive partitions, and assign or reassign drive letters in Windows client and server operating systems. Continue Reading
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When you're depending on a JBOD array to keep the business running, there are several ways to further the longevity of its drives. Continue Reading