Microsoft IFS PlugFest 27 – Calling Filter Driver Developers

We are pleased to inform you that IFS Plugfest 27has been scheduled. Here are some preliminary event details:   When Monday, March 30th to Friday, April 3rd, 2015. The event begins at 9am and ends at 6pm each day, except for Friday when it ends at 3pm.   Where Building 37, rooms 1701-1717, Microsoft Campus,… Read more

Announcing the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2!

We are excited today to announce the release of the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2! The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows 2012 R2 is designed to help you to: Identify, classify, and protect data on file servers in your private cloud. Provide support for deployments of Windows Server 2012 R2, as well as… Read more

Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server "8" Beta – Now Available (Beta)

The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server “8” Beta.     This powerful toolkit will help you address compliance concerns with new features in Windows Server “8” Beta Join the Beta Program… Read more

Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2-Now Available

Identify, classify, and protect data across targeted file servers in your organization   The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce that the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available for download. Download the toolkit The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 is designed to help enable an organization… Read more

Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Now Available

Consistently identify, classify, and protect data across all file servers in your organization   The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta. Join the Beta Program (Windows Live ID required) Designed to help reduce the cost and complexity of data compliance, the Data Classification Toolkit… Read more

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2 available for public download

Today, Microsoft has made the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 publicly available to all users of Windows Server 2008 R2. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007. It has also been available for development and test use by MSDN and TechNet subscribers… Read more

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is now available!

It’s a pleasure to let you know that Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 (which includes the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3) has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Scott M. Johnson (Program Manager in the File Server Team) has just shared via a blog post that the product is on its way to the OEMs and… Read more

File Server Capacity Tool (FSCT) 1.0 available for download

Version 1.0 of the File Server Capacity Tool (FSCT) was announced yesterday during a presentation by Jian Yan and  Bartosz Nyczkowski at SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, CA. The presentation covered a number of details about FSCT and included a demo running FSCT with the HomeFolders workload. If you are not familiar with… Read more

File Server Capacity Tool (FSCT) Release Candidate available for download

The File Server Capacity Tool (FSCT) is a capacity planning software for CIFS/SMB/SMB2 file servers.  It’s also useful for identifying performance bottlenecks. FSCT results include the maximum number of users for a file server configuration, throughput for that configuration and performance counters for the server and clients used. This is a command line tool and… Read more

Windows Storage Server 2008 released

Windows Storage Server 2008 (WSS 2008) and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.2 have been released to the Microsoft OEM partners. This is the successor to Windows Storage Server 2003 (WSS 2003) and Windows Unified Data Storage Server 2003 (WUDSS 2003). OEM partners will be announcing their Windows Storage Server 2008 appliances over the next… Read more