Getting started with System Insights in 10 minutes

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. In the past couple weeks, we’ve posted a few short videos to help you learn about and use System Insights, a new predictive analytics feature on Windows Server. In less than 10 minutes, you can… Read more

Feedback on Storage Spaces Direct in smaller environments

Hello, IT Admins! As a part of our planning process for the next release of Windows Server, we want to get your feedback! We are surveying IT Admins from small and medium businesses to get feedback on the Windows Server Storage Spaces Direct feature. Survey: https://aka.ms/S2D_in_Smaller_Environments We want to understand what workloads you are currently virtualizing,… Read more

Here’s what you missed – Five big announcements for Storage Spaces Direct from the Windows Server Summit

This post was authored by Cosmos Darwin, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. Yesterday we held the first Windows Server Summit, an online event all about modernizing your infrastructure and applications with Windows Server. If you missed the live event, the recordings are available for on-demand viewing. Here are the… Read more

Creating remediation actions for System Insights

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. Quick overview System Insights enables you to configure custom remediation scripts to automatically address the issues detected by each capability. For each capability, you can set a custom PowerShell script for each prediction status. Once… Read more

Storage Migration Service preview extension update 17666

Heya folks, Ned here again. We have released a new Windows Admin Center preview extension for Storage Migration Service, now at version 0.1.17666. It includes: UI look and feel updates with easier usability and workflow. Some UI bug fixes and associated performance improvements. A major performance fix that greatly reduces CPU and memory usage on… Read more

Storage Replica Updates in Windows Server 2019 Insider Preview Build 17650

Heya folks, Ned here again. The folks over at Windows Server Insiders just dropped the new album: Build 17650. For those interested in having a job after a disaster strikes, there are three new Storage Replica options available:: Storage Replica Standard Storage Replica Log v1.1 Storage Replica Test Failover Storage Replica Standard SR is now available… Read more

Manage Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 with Windows Admin Center (Preview)

Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. At Microsoft Ignite 2017, we teased the next-generation in-box management experience for Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure built on Windows Admin Center, known then as ‘Project Honolulu’. Until now, this experience has required an Insider Preview build of Windows Server 2019. The most consistent feedback we’ve… Read more

Introducing the Windows Server Storage Migration Service

Hi Folks, Ned here again with big news: Windows Server 2019 Preview contains an entirely new feature! The Storage Migration Service helps you migrate servers and their data without reconfiguring applications or users. Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure & modern Windows Servers It’s fast, consistent, and scalable It takes care of complexity It… Read more

Storage Spaces Direct: 10,000 clusters and counting!

It’s been 18 months since we announced general availability of Windows Server 2016, the first release to include Storage Spaces Direct, software-defined storage for the modern hyper-converged datacenter. Today, we’re pleased to share an update on Storage Spaces Direct adoption. We’ve reached an exciting milestone: there are now over 10,000 clusters worldwide running Storage Spaces… Read more