Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Migration Guide

Check out the new iSCSI migration guide that was just posted on TechNet under the “Planning and Deployment” section of the iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Technical Library.   This is located in the TechNet tree-view here: If you have iSCSI Targets and LUNs already configured on Windows Storage Server 2008 or 2008 R2 and want to…

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Starline releases new storage servers running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2!

Check out the latest Windows Storage Server 2008 R2-based appliances from Starline computer GmbH!  These systems look like they can really rock some storage with 10Gbit Ethernet and 6Gbit SAS. See the new datasheet for the NDL-3000RW. I love the product family name “NAS Deluxe”. Hard to believe they have all those features for a…


HP rocks TechEd with their new Windows Storage Server product line!

HP has done it again! They just started shipping a new breed of Windows Storage Servers and they demonstrated them on the show floor at TechEd Berlin on November 8th -12th. They have a sweet portfolio of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 products now available; from the small-business X1000 G2 to the enterprise-grade and highly…

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Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 References

Here are some relevant references to Windows Storage Server-centric content. Keep checking back for more links. Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Microsoft.com:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/wss08.aspx  TechNet Overview: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg232660(WS.10).aspx Getting Started Guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg214166(WS.10).aspx Known Issues List: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg214171(WS.10).aspx OEM Deployment Guide: Download the guide here. OEM Partners:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/wss08/partners.aspx Find out more about Specialized Server Solutions and how to become…

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Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials!

Guten Morgen from Germany! Joel Garcia blogging from TechEd Berlin, where we are announcing and showing off Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, the newest member of the Storage Server product family. The Windows Storage Server Blog lives here. Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is part of the Windows Storage Server family, which is…


iSCSI PowerShell Cmdlets

One of the big features in iSCSI Software Target 3.3 are the new PowerShell cmdlets.  Here is the new Technical Reference page:  iSCSI Software Target Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg278022.aspx Checkout Jose Baretto’s latest blog that details all the commands that are available. http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2010/09/29/powershell-cmdlets-for-the-microsoft-iscsi-target-3-3-included-in-windows-storage-server-2008-r2.aspx

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Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is now available!

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 has been released to our OEM manufacturers!  In my opinion, this OEM platform is by far the best value for your money for a network-attached storage (NAS) appliance operating system. Our OEMs tell us that they prefer a solution that integrates flawlessly into an Active Directory, supports that latest storage…


Windows Storage Server Whitepapers!

Checkout these new papers from the Windows Storage Server Product Team: Windows Storage Server 2008 Architecture and Deployment Paper This white paper describes the features and technologies in Windows Storage Server, and how to create secure, extensible, scalable, and highly-available storage solutions, including file services, iSCSI block input/output (I/O), Web services, and print services workloads….