Windows Server 2008 R2 – three new documents available for download

Three documents providing some details about Windows Server 2008 R2 have been posted on the microsoft.com website. These documents provide some insight into this upcoming release of Windows Server. A pre-release version was also shared with partners and customers during a few recent public conferences (including the PDC 2008 and WinHEC 2008). Here is some…

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File Server performance improvements with the SMB2 protocol in Windows Server 2008

SMB (Server Message Block) is the main protocol used in Windows for file sharing and it has been significantly improved from Windows Server 2003/Windows XP to Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista. During my TechEd 2008 ITForum presentation on “Windows Server 2008 – File and Storage Solutions”, I covered some details on SMB2 and showed a demo…

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TechEd 2008 ITForum, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I am in Barcelona this week to participate in the TechEd 2008 ITForum. I will deliver two sessions during this event. Here are the code, title and abstract for each one: SVR310 – Windows Server 2008 – File and Storage Solutions (Tuesday, Nov 4, 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM)Windows Server 2008 contains lots of changes…

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