Survey: Internet-connected servers

Hi folks, Ned here again with another quickie engineering survey. As always, it’s anonymous, requires no registration, and should take no more than 30 seconds. We’d like to learn about your server firewalling, plus a couple drill-down questions. Survey: What percentage of your Windows Servers have Internet access? This may require some uncomfortable admissions, but it’s for a… Read more

Storage Spaces Direct with Persistent Memory

Howdy, Claus here again, this time with Dan Lovinger. At our recent Ignite conference we had some very exciting results and experiences to share around Storage Spaces Direct and Windows Server 2016. One of the more exciting ones that you may have missed was an experiment we did on a set of systems built with the… Read more

TLS for Windows Standards-Based Storage Management (SMI-S) and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

In a previous blog post, I discussed setting up the Windows Standards-Based Storage Management Service (referred to below as Storage Service) on Windows Server 2012 R2. For Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager, configuration is much simpler since installation of the service includes setting up the necessary self-signed certificate. We also… Read more

Squeezing hyper-convergence into the overhead bin, for barely $1,000/server: the story of Project Kepler-47

The Challenge In the Windows Server team, we tend to focus on going big. Our enterprise customers and service providers are increasingly relying on Windows as the foundation of their software-defined datacenters, and needless to say, our hyperscale public cloud Azure does too. Recent big announcements like support for 24 TB of memory per server… Read more

Fixed: Work Folders does not work on iOS 10 when using Digest authentication

Hi all, I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders. I wanted to let you know that Digest authentication does not work on iOS 10. Please review the issue details below if you’re currently using the Work Folders iOS client in your environment. Symptom After upgrading to iOS 10, Work Folders fails with the following… Read more