15GB/s + 5 Days = 6 Petabytes of Streamed Data – SMB3.0 Multi-Channel + RDMA Demo Wins Best of TechEd

In this blog post, we would like to highlight one piece of the work we have done with Independent Hardware Vendors and OEM Storage partners who are adopting the new SMB 3.0 protocol available in Windows Server 2012. Don Cottam is a program manager in the Windows Server Partner and Customer Ecosystem Team who worked…


New and Improved Networking Capabilities in Windows Server 2012: A platform for Partner solutions

Hi there! In the previous blog post, we showcased the work we drive with customers in the TAP program and the Enterprise Engineering Center. In this blog post, we’ll introduce some of the work my team drives for partner adoption and readiness on pre-release server OSes. Similarly, The Windows Server Partner Engineering program is focused…


Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control – The power of “And…”

In this blog post, we would like to highlight the work we have done with Independent Software Vendor partners who are adopting key new features we’re delivering in Windows Server 2012. Robert Paige is a program manager in the Windows Server Partner and Customer Ecosystem Team who worked extensively with Independent Software Vendor Partners during…


Overwhelming Partner Support on Windows Server 2012!

  On Monday, a sold out TechEd crowd filled the room eager to hear STB President Satya Nadella unveil key modern Datacenter opportunities for Microsoft customers and partners.  The keynote detailed how IT pros and developers can use Microsoft server and cloud technologies to transform their datacenters, modernize their apps, and gain insight from data…


The Server Partner Engineering Ecosystem for Windows Server 2012

Hi there!  In this blog post, we’ll introduce some of the work my team drives for partner adoption and readiness on pre-release server OSes.  In the previous blog post, we showcased the work we drive with customers in the TAP program and the Enterprise Engineering Center.  Similarly, The Windows Server Partner Engineering program is focused…


Optimizing Windows Server 2012 storage management via PowerShell for both performance and resiliency

“Hi there!  I’d like to introduce Josh Adams, a Senior Program Manager in the Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC), a facility dedicated to validating Microsoft’s next wave of enterprise solutions.  Josh’s area of focus is Window Server 2012’s new Storage Management features.  This blog delves into the intricacies of optimizing Windows-managed storage via PowerShell for both…


What needs to be configured to do remote disk management of a Server Core installation in Windows Server 2012 via PowerShell?

Hi there! We have made no secret that Server Core is the preferred method of deployment for Windows Server 2012.  In this blog post we highlight an area in Server Core deployments that has caused some customer confusion, the ability to do remote disk management on a server core system.  During the Windows Server 2012…


Windows Server 2012 Technology Adoption Program – TAP

Hi there!  In this blog post we highlight the early Windows Server 2012 engineering validation program.  Long before we reach RTM dedicated customers deploy in production, test and identify issues during the development phase to help us achieve a high quality release.  Kim Griffiths, TAP Program Lead and Allen Stewart, Principal Group Program Manager will…