Using System Insights to forecast clustered storage usage

This post was authored by Garrett Watumull, PM on the Windows Server team at Microsoft. Follow him @GarrettWatumull on Twitter. In Windows Server 2019, we introduced System Insights, a new predictive analytics feature for Windows Server. System Insights ships with four default capabilities designed to help you proactively and efficiently forecast resource consumption. It collects… Read more

Hyper-converged infrastructure in Windows Server 2019 – the countdown clock starts now!

This post was written by Cosmos Darwin, Sr PM on the Core OS team at Microsoft. Follow him @cosmosdarwin on Twitter. Today is an exciting day: Windows Server 2019 is now generally available! Windows Server 2019 is the second major release of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) from Microsoft, and the biggest update to Storage Spaces Direct… Read more

Announcing Public Preview of Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge

This post was authored by @Arpita Duppala, PM on the Core Operating System and Intelligent Edge team. Follow her @arnuwish on Twitter. Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge—where this is deployed as a module to IoT devices via Azure IoT Edge. It is useful for… Read more

Windows 10 and Storage Sense

What’s new in Storage Sense? Starting with Windows 10, Storage Sense has embarked on a path to keep your storage optimized. We’re making continuous improvements in every update. In the next Windows 10 feature update (build 17720 and later), we’re adding a new capability and making a few changes to Storage Sense’s behavior. Before we… Read more

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