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

It’s Gone To Plaid: Storage Replica and Chelsio iWARP Performance

Hi folks, Ned here again. A few years ago, I demonstrated using Storage Replica as an extreme data mover, not just as a DR solution; copying blocks is a heck of lot more efficient than copying files. At the time, having even a single NVME drive and RDMA networking was gee-wiz. Well, times have changed,… Read more

Windows Work Folders On-Demand file access feature

We’re excited to announce the Windows Work Folders On-Demand file access feature will be available in the Windows 10 version 1803 release! This file access feature enables you to see and access all of your files on Windows 10 when using an enterprise managed file server with Work Folders. You control which files are stored on… Read more

Work Folders updates for Windows 10 version 1703, Android and iOS

We’re excited to announce several improvements to the Work Folders clients for Windows 10 version 1703, Android and iOS: Remote users can securely access their files on the Work Folders server using Azure Active Directory Application Proxy Improved single sign on experience (fewer authentication prompts) when using Azure Active Directory Application Proxy Group policy setting… Read more

Enable remote access to Work Folders using Azure Active Directory Application Proxy

We’re excited to announce Work Folders now supports using Azure Active Directory Application Proxy to enable remote users to securely access their files on the Work Folders server. Work Folders supports using VPN, Web Application Proxy (WAP) or a third-party reverse proxy solution to enable remote users access to their files on the Work Folders… Read more

Work Folders for iOS can now upload files!

Work Folders for iOS can now upload files! We are happy to announce, that we’ve just released an update to the Work Folders app on iOS that now allows anyone to upload pictures and documents from other apps, take pictures or even write a simple note – right from within the Work Folders App. We… Read more

Work Folders for Android can now upload files!

Hi all, I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders. We’re excited to announce that we’ve released an updated version of Work Folders for Android to the Google Play Store which enables users to sync files that were created or edited on their Android device. Overview Work Folders is a Windows Server feature since 2012 R2… 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

Work Folders and Offline Files support for Windows Information Protection

Hi all, I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders and Offline Files. Windows 10, version 1607 will be available to Enterprise customers soon so I wanted to cover support for Windows Information Protection (a.k.a. Enterprise Data Protection) when using Work Folders or Offline Files. Windows Information Protection Overview Windows Information Protection (WIP) is a… Read more

Offline Files (CSC) to Work Folders Migration Guide

Hi all, I’m Jeff Patterson, Program Manager for Work Folders and Offline Files. Jane wrote a blog last year which covers how to use Folder Redirection with Work Folders. The blog is great for new environments. If Folder Redirection and Offline Files are currently used, there are some additional steps that need to be performed… Read more