The Demise of SMB1 (or: die die die why won’t you die, ancient protocol?!?!)

Heya folks, Ned here again. Our enterprising tech evangelists Matt McSpirit and Rick Claus joined us back in July for a conversation about the end of Windows Server 2003 and what that means for SMB1. I’d hoped for an Irish wake, but unfortunately we stayed lucid. Probably for the best.

Here are 30 minutes of semi-amusing conversation about why SMB1 is better off dead and how SMB 2.1 and 3.x can help you work faster and safer. It’s delivered by the SMB team’s dev manager Dave Kruse, senior dev Greg Kramer, and yours truly; the cause of – and solution to – all of life’s problems.


You can’t stop the signal, Mal

For more information on SMB 3, point your eyeballs to:

Thanks again Sharp Dressed Matt and The Rickster!

Ned “Got it in one take” Pyle