Presentations from Storage Developer Conference 2009 (SDC 2009) are now available for download

The presentations from SNIA’s SDC 2009 are now publicly available for download. This SNIA event happened in Santa Clara, CA last September and the decks are now publicly available, after being restricted to conference attendees for a few months. Out of the dozens of presentations, I wanted to highlight a few that were delivered by…


Windows Server DFS Namespaces (DFS-N) Reference

I get a number of questions regarding reference information for DFS Namespaces (also known as DFS-N). I gathered here the main links that can get you started on the subject: Here are my own blog posts on DFS Namespaces (all updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 and including domain V2 namespaces): The Basics of the…


Configuring Failover Clusters with Windows Storage Server 2008

The Windows Storage Server Team just released a new 30-page white paper on “Configuring Failover Clusters with Windows Storage Server 2008″. This paper will guide you through the process of configuring the networks, domains and clustering features, including performance recommendations for a pair of Windows Storage Server 2008 appliances hosting a File Server or a Microsoft…


Automatically uploading files from File Server to SharePoint using the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI)

Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) and the team has been sharing different ways to put it to good use. The latest one comes as a blog post that describes how to use the FCI SharePoint Upload PowerShell script in conjunction with the FCI File Management Tasks to automatically upload…


Six Uses for the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target

Scott M. Johnson, a Program Manager in the Windows Storage Server team, has just published a new blog post that might give you some ideas on different ways to use the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. He outlines six different uses for it: 1) Consolidate storage for multiple application servers.2) Test and Development scenarios are endless,…