Slides for the Instructor-Led Lab on Windows Server 2012 Storage from MMS 2013

I delivered an instructor-led lab on Windows Server 2012 Storage at MMS 2013 yesterday (4/8), with a repeat scheduled for tomorrow (4/10) at 2:45 PM. You can find the details on this lab at

I used a few slides to comment on the contents of the lab, with an overview on the capabilities covered at the lab, including:

  • Storage Spaces
  • Data Deduplication
  • SMB 3.0 and application storage support
  • SMB Multichannel
  • SMB Transparent Failover
  • Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU)

A few people in the lab asked for the slides, so I am attaching it to this blog post in PDF format. If you’re at MMS, you can run this also as a self-paced lab. Look under the “Windows Server Labs” and find the lab called “Building a Windows Server 2012 Storage Infrastructure”.

Also, if you’re here at MMS, don’t miss my talk tomorrow (4/10) at 8:30 AM on “File Storage Strategies for Private Cloud” at Ballroom F. The session code is WS-B309 and you can see the details at

MMS 2013 Storage LL.pdf