DFS Replication: What’s new in Windows Server™ 2008

We’ve been hard at work improving on the feature set of the DFS Replication service. Windows Server™ 2008 brings with it an exciting set of enhancements and new features. Here’s a look at what’s new in Windows Server™ 2008. SYSVOL Replication – Now on DFSR One of the coolest features in Windows Server™ 2008 is… Read more

Check out "A Guide to Windows Vista Backup Technologies"

One of our program managers, Christine Fok, wrote a great TechNet Magazine article on our backup technologies in Windows Vista. If you’ve wondered how to schedule a Complete PC Backup or restore individual files from the .vhd made by Complete PC Backup, you’ll want to check out this article. A Guide to Windows Vista Backup… Read more

Using One-Way Connections in DFS Replication

We’re starting to see more and more questions about how to establish a “master” or source server in a DFS Replication topology. In this blog post, we explain what one-way connections are and why they are not a recommended configuration to solve these scenarios. NOTE: Windows Server 2008 R2 includes a feature called read-only replicated… Read more

Data Protection Manager videos from TechEd 2007 posted

Microsoft TechNet has posted several DPM videos that are worth checking out if you didn’t make it to TechEd this year. The link below shows the search results for Jason Buffington’s sessions. They are: Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007: How to Protect Microsoft SQL Server   Data Back-up and Recovery for SQL, Exchange, and… Read more

New in Windows Server 2008: Breaking the 5K Folder “Barrier” in Domain-Based Namespaces

The DFS Namespaces team is excited to announce upcoming support for domain-based namespaces that exceed the previous size recommendation of 5,000 folders with targets in a namespace. Starting in Windows Server 2008, you will be able to use the DFS Management snap-in to create a new domain-based namespace in one of the following modes: Windows… Read more

A questionnaire for our DFS Namespaces users

The DFS Namespaces team is interested in learning more about how our customers are using namespaces. The answers to these questions will help them when considering future changes to DFS Namespaces. You can send your response via the “Email” link on this blog. What do you use DFS (namespace) for?   – User home directory/drive– Software distribution– Other (explain)… Read more

Backup, System Restore, and Complete PC Backup Chat (July 11, 2007)

Chat Topic: BackupDate: Wednesday, July 11, 2007Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator):Welcome to today’s chat with the Complete PC Backup and System Restore Team team. We will try to answer as many questions as we can today. Participants should type their questions, select the “Ask the experts” check box, and click “Send.” Those posts will go into a… Read more

Offline Files Chat (July 10, 2007)

Chat Topic: Offline Files ChatDate: Tuesday, July 10, 2007Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator):Thank you for joining today’s chat with the Offline Files in Windows Vista team.  We will begin the chat in about 5 minutes due to the lateness of the email reminders.  In the meantime, feel free to start queuing up questions!Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator):Welcome to today’s… Read more