Microsoft Windows Storage Management News
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.
October 21, 2011
Review this week's essential server news, including details on Microsoft's latest cloud-based release, an update on its forthcoming cloud-optimized OS, and a report on FY 2012 Q1 financials.
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Storage Spaces Direct pools server storage to build failover clusters without using cluster shared volumes, making it an inexpensive storage option. Continue Reading
Microsoft Cluster Operating System (OS) Rolling Upgrade is a feature that keeps Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs) or Scale-Out File Server workloads running during an upgrade from a Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster to a Windows Server 2016 cluster. Continue Reading
Microsoft Scale-Out File Server is an active-active clustered file server feature based on Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 to provide continuous availability of file shares in Windows Server. Continue Reading
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Windows administrators have several options to identify a faulty disk in the array, but should heed best practices when replacing the drive. Continue Reading
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
Microsoft Azure Backup, which automatically sends encrypted backups to the cloud, is easy to set up. But is it cost-effective for large enterprises? Continue Reading
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For Windows administrators who need ample warning to keep storage problems at bay, there are many choices available. Continue Reading
Learn more about data deduplication, which cleans up repeated content, freeing up valuable storage space. Continue Reading
In the newest preview of Windows Server, storage QoS helps administrators get the most of their storage by setting minimum and maximum IOPS count. Continue Reading
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Copying large files to a Windows Server file share can sometimes fail. Performance Monitor or PowerShell commands can help find and fix file copy errors. Continue Reading
By using the .NET WebClient class and PowerShell, Windows admins can upload and download files to FTP. Continue Reading
Organizations may be surprised to find SSD space eaten up by write-back cache. Here's how to prepare for that. Continue Reading