Ten reasons you’ll love Windows Server 2016 #5: Software defined storage

This is the fifth post in the “Ten Reasons You’ll Love Windows Server 2016” videos by Matt McSpirit, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. In this episode Matt interviews Elden Christensen, a Principal Program Manager in the Windows Server product group. Elden and his team bring the high availability and file services to the Windows Server platform…. Read more

EMC Support for the SMB 3.0 Protocol – the Future of Storage Protocols

One of the key issues this blog has covered recently is the transformation of storage.  Microsoft is focused on helping customers control the costs of storage, whether by using industry-standard hardware or simplifying existing hardware infrastructure.  To that end we have made significant investments in the SMB 3.0 protocol for file-based storage.  This helps customers… Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Serbia, Sweden, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Hi, this is Christa Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group, back with this week’s updates on the next stops in the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow. It’s interesting: although all events are instigated by local MVPs (Microsoft doesn’t set the schedule except to help avoid conflicts) the events seem to… Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: United States, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan! (And we’ve added dates in February!)

Hi, this isChrista Anderson, Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group, back with this week’s updates on the next stops in the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow. This time, I’m happy to announce we’ve got four more events in the United States, new cities in Australia, and events in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur… Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Australia, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malaysia, Sweden, and the Philippines!

Hi, we're back with another list of Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow events… We are really flying now with events. Lot's of great participation and education on Windows Server 2012 from our MVPs to you.  We hope that you can make an event. If you don't see one in your area, you can request one… Read more

Next Stops for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow: Australia, United States, Croatia, and the Philippines!

Hi again, here is your weekly update on upcoming events for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow from my colleague Christa Anderson.  We are super pumped about this series of Roadshow Events and this has been a super valuable event series for our customers and partners. If you want to learn more about Windows Server 2012 from… Read more

SMB 2.2 is now SMB 3.0

We are at an exciting stage of the release.  Beta has been out for some time now and we’ve gotten lots of great feedback.  As we progress towards releasing the next version of Windows, many of the details are getting decided and communicated.  This has been a big week for naming.  On Monday, Brandon LeBlanc… Read more

Windows Server 8: Standards-Based Storage Management

Take a look at Jeffrey Snover's blog post, Distinguished Engineer and Lead Architect for Window Server, where he discusses standards-based storage management in the next release of Windows Server codenamed "Windows Server 8". Read Jeffrey's post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog…. Read more

Storage and Continuous Availability Enhancements in Windows Server 8

Check out Thomas Pfenning's blog post, General Manager Server and Tools, where he discusses the storage and availability enhancements in the next release of Windows Server codenamed "Windows Server 8".  Read Thomas' post on the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform blog…. Read more