Invitation to provide feedback through UserVoice

I am not sure if everyone is aware of UserVoice but I am here to tell you about it.  UserVoice is where you can provide feedback to the Microsoft Product Groups who are now monitoring these forums.  Do you have idea or suggestion on how to make Windows Server 2016 better or a feature you… Read more

Microsoft Ignite sessions dealing with what we do in AskCore

Early in the month of May, Microsoft held it’s Ignite Conference (formally known as TechEd) in Chicago, Illinois.  This conference was a huge success with over 23,000 attendees.  There are a lot of new things coming out with Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 over the next year.  I wanted to provide you some of… Read more

Is Offloaded Data Transfers (ODX) working?

Offloaded Data Transfers (ODX) is a new data transfer strategy that makes advancements in moving files.  Only storage devices that comply with the SPC4 and SBC3 specifications will work with this feature.  With this feature, copying files from one server to another is much quicker.  This feature is only available in Windows 8/2012 and above… Read more

How to add a Pass-through disk to a Highly Available Virtual Machine running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster

I was recently asked how to add a Pass-through disk to a Highly Available VM running on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster. I tested the steps I was accustomed to for Windows Server 2008 and found the Disk to be in a ReadOnly state in the VM. As it turns out there are… Read more

Cannot Extend Simple Virtual Disk in Windows Server 2012 R2

I’m writing this blog to help shed some light on extending simple virtual disks in Windows Server 2012 R2.  We have had questions from various customers that have been using simple virtual disk and need to add more space to them. Let’s say you used Server Manager to create a new Storage Pool called “Storage… Read more

TechEd 2013 Presentations and Videos Ask the Core Team favorites

Today’s blog is a listing of our favorite videos and presentations that recently occurred at TechEd 2013.  I have gone through them and picked what we think are the most important to the technologies our team supports. Deployment/Client Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure For Fun For a full list of the presentations… Read more