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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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
Learn more about data deduplication, which cleans up repeated content, freeing up valuable storage space. Continue Reading
The preview of Windows Server contains new storage replication features, but it's not enabled by default. Here's how to get started. Continue Reading
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Windows Server 2012 R2 has a storage tiering feature in conjunction with Storage Spaces. Here's how to get started. Continue Reading
Scale-out file servers can significantly lower storage costs, but it might not be right for organizations. Here's what to consider. Continue Reading
The next version of Windows Server, due out in 2015, will boast storage improvements in QoS for Hyper-V and replication for enterprises. Continue Reading
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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
Deploying larger, SSD-based write-back caches might require more than one disk. The benefits can lead to better performance. Continue Reading
Basic SMB doesn't require much more than a compatible OS. Advanced features in SMB 3.0 like Multichannel or Direct have a few more requirements. Continue Reading
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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
With Windows Server 2012 R2 and earlier, admins have access to write-back caching, leading to reasonable improvements for mission-critical workloads. Continue Reading