Windows 10 and reserved storage

Reserving disk space to keep Windows 10 up to date Windows Insiders: To enable this new feature now, please see the last section “Testing out Storage Reserve” and complete the quest Starting with the next major update we’re making a few changes to how Windows 10 manages disk space. Through reserved storage, some disk space… 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

Deep Dive: The Storage Pool in Storage Spaces Direct

Hi! I’m Cosmos. Follow me on Twitter @cosmosdarwin. Review The storage pool is the collection of physical drives which form the basis of your software-defined storage. Those familiar with Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 or 2012R2 will remember that pools took some managing – you had to create and configure them, and then manage… Read more

Stop using SMB1

Hi folks, Ned here again and today’s topic is short and sweet: Stop using SMB1. Stop using SMB1. STOP USING SMB1! In September of 2016,  MS16-114, a security update that prevents denial of service and remote code execution. If you need this security patch, you already have a much bigger problem: you are still running… 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