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  • Blog Post: Announcing the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2!

    We are excited today to announce the release of the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 R2 ! The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows 2012 R2 is designed to help you to: Identify, classify, and protect data on file servers in your private cloud. Provide support for deployments...
  • Blog Post: Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility is now available for download

    The Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility runs on Windows Vista and Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" to restore .bkf backups made using the "Windows NT Backup" application (also called NTBackup) on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Here's the link for the English version: http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Curious about how Microsoft tests its products?

    Our Storage colleague Jacob Buis just launched the blog " Various Thoughts About Software Testing ". If you are curious about how we test software at Microsoft, what are the pros and cons of Software Testing Automation, and discussion about testing techniques, stay tuned. http://blogs.technet.com...
  • Blog Post: Offline Files and Vista Backup make headlines at TechEd!

    Our own Navjot Virk and Dan Stevenson hosted a session Friday morning at TechEd about Backup and Offline Files in Windows Vista. We’ve had some praise from fellow bloggers that we just had to share! Musings of a PC blog Our favorite quote: "I am stunned and amazed by what I've just seen demoed and...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming webcasts

    Happy New Year everyone. Though I'd let you know about the upcoming webcasts we have planned for January. Webcast: Troubleshooting and Debugging the Branch Office Technologies, 1/11/2006 9:30 AM PST This session will focus on identifying problems and how to fix them. From troubleshooting the service...
  • Blog Post: Chat transcripts posted

    I just published our transcripts from the Backup and Offline Files chats. To view them, click one of the following links: Offline Files chat transcript Backup, System Restore, Complete PC Backup, and Shadow Copies transcript --Jill
  • Blog Post: Filemon is now part of Process Manager v1.12

    We recently suggested that a customer use Filemon to find out which process was changing files. An MVP let me know that Filemon is now part of Process Monitor v1.12, which is available for download on the Microsoft TechNet website . Use the button at the top of Process Monitor named "Show File System...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.1 Released!

    We are glad to announce the release of Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.1 ! With this version you will be able to migrate and consolidate shared folders from servers running Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows 2000 family of servers, Windows 2003 family of servers, Windows Server 2008, or Windows...
  • Blog Post: Backup/Restore of FRS replicated SYSVOL folders

    We recently updated the Backup/Restore documentation for FRS replicated SYSVOL folders on MSDN. This article contains guidelines for Backup applications and explains how to use the FRS service’s VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) Writer to backup and restore the contents of FRS replicated folders (including...
  • Blog Post: More blogger introductions

    I've asked folks who will be blogging here to send me their bios to introduce themselves, and the bios are slowly trickling in. Here are a few: Dan Lovinger joined Microsoft in 1995 and is currently the technical lead for the DFS team. Since joining Microsoft he’s worked on the Windows kernel cache...
  • Blog Post: Show off your Windows Storage Servers!

    The Windows Storage Server team would like to interview customers who are using storage appliances running any version of Windows Storage Server. We’d like to know more about • your environment, • day-to-day management tasks, • the types of file services the appliance provides, • and any...
  • Blog Post: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 is now available!

    It's a pleasure to let you know that Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 (which includes the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3) has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Scott M. Johnson (Program Manager in the File Server Team) has just shared via a blog post that the product is on its way to the OEMs...
  • Blog Post: In response to your questions…

    Many thanks to the readers who send us questions. We’ve been making an effort to post responses in this blog instead of replying directly, because the questions are really good and we want all readers to benefit from our responses. I’m tracking the suggestions we’ve had so far and am getting people lined...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Windows Server 2008 R2 available for public download

    Today, Microsoft has made the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 publicly available to all users of Windows Server 2008 R2. The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target has been available for production use as part of Windows Storage Server since early 2007. It has also been available for development and test...
  • Blog Post: IFS Plugfest registrations open

    The 20 th edition of IFS Plugfest is now open for registrations. IFS Plugfest is an event for file system filter driver ISVs organized by the File System Filters team at Microsoft. All file system filter driver ISVs are invited to this event, which is held on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington...
  • Blog Post: DFS Replication: What’s new in Windows Server™ 2008 R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available. If you’re eager to know what’s available in R2, please read on. 1. Support for Windows Failover Clusters In Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Failover clusters can be configured to be part of a replication group. Windows Failover clustering technology enables...
  • Blog Post: New KB on R2 Product Keys and Upgrades

    As customers begin deploying R2, we’re seeing lots of questions regarding upgrades and product keys for R2. We’ve just released a KB article 912309 that should answer many of these questions. --Jill
  • Blog Post: File Server Migration Toolkit v 1.1 Beta

    After requests to release a version of File Server Migration Toolkit (FSMT) compatible with Windows Server 2008, the Storage Solutions Division at Microsoft brings you FSMT 1.1 Beta! Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit v 1.1 adds the possibility to migrate and consolidate data to file servers...
  • Blog Post: Storage Blog at Microsoft has launched

    This Monday we added another member to the Storage Blogs family. The Storage Blog at Microsoft is an executive level channel with updates and commentary, pointers to high-impact other storage blogs, articles on trends and other interesting content. Gabriel Broner, General Manager for the Storage...
  • Blog Post: On-demand version of Configuring Failback and Target Priority for DFS Namespaces webcast now available

    If you missed the live version, you can view the recorded version here . If you'd like to view other webcasts for DFS Replication and DFS Namespaces, check out the Distributed File System website . --Jill
  • Blog Post: Drop the email reader!

    Hello to you, who’s reading this from RSS feeds! Drop the email application and come visit us in the world wide web: http://blogs.technet.com/filecab We just did a complete redesign! And don’t forget to send us your opinion =) -- Malu Menezes
  • Blog Post: Upcoming webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 + Intelligent iSCSI Storage: Building a Simple SAN

    My name is Claude Lorenson, I am a Group Product Manager at Microsoft. I have been working on the storage workload in the Windows Server Product Management team for the last three year. Our team is responsible for the product strategy and the market positioning of Microsoft file and block storage technologies...
  • Blog Post: Is the File Server Dead?

    There was an interesting post this week over in the Sharepoint Product Team Blog about file servers vs. Sharepoint. The author, Joel Oleson, does a great job comparing and contrasting these. Check it out! -Jill
  • Blog Post: User Research Study: Wanted IT Administrators with Active Directory Users and Computers (Puget Sound Only)

    Microsoft User Research is conducting a study focusing on the next version of Active Directory Users and Computers between November 10 and November 14, 2008 . This is a great opportunity for IT administrators who have experience with ADUC to provide feedback and help improve the next version. You do...
  • Blog Post: File Services and Storage TechNet Forums just got a facelift!

    Since Windows Server 2008 Beta stages, our team has been supporting TechNet forums. Today, TechNet/MSDN is releasing a new community platform, with more functionalities and renewed interface. Not all forums are in the new platform yet – we were lucky to get into the first migration wave. If you...