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  • Blog Post: Work Folders for iOS - iPhone Release

    We are happy to announce that an iPhone app for Work Folders has been released into the Apple AppStore® and is available as a free download. - There also is a Work Folders app for iPad . Overview Work Folders is a Windows Server feature that allows individual employees to access their...
  • Blog Post: Work Folders for iOS – iPad App Release

    We are happy to announce that an iPhone app for Work Folders has been released into the Apple AppStore® and is available as a free download. Continue reading for the iPad app for Work Folders. Our latest update adds Search and Intune integration to the iPad apps as well. Overview Work...
  • Blog Post: Deep Dive into Windows Server 2008 File Services – Recording

    For those who missed Drew McDaniel’s Live webcast “Deep Dive into Windows Server 2008 File Services”, you now can now view the recording: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/mseventsbmo/view?id=1032381104&role=attend&pw=3B160CB1 Enjoy! -- Malu Menezes
  • Blog Post: DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2: Revenge of the Sync

    This post is a part of the nine-part “ What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 ” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers DFSR and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter.”...
  • Blog Post: Deploying DFS Replication on a Windows Failover Cluster – Part I

    On Windows Server 2008 R2, a Windows Failover cluster can be configured to be a member of a DFSR replication group. This feature can be used to configure highly available replication services. In this three part blog series, let us examine how to configure a Windows Failover cluster as a DFS Replication...
  • Blog Post: Using File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) and AD RMS to automatically protect sensitive information

    Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure provides a built-in solution for file classification allowing administrators to automate manual processes with predefined policies based on the data’s business value. ( Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure – Managing data...
  • Blog Post: Robocopy /MIR switch – mirroring file permissions

    Some customers pointed out what they believe to be a bug in Robocopy. The situation is: suppose that you copy your files using Robocopy in Windows Server 2003 or XP. Then, file or folder permissions (ACLs) are changed wither on source or destination. You want to use the /MIR switch to mirror the permissions...
  • Blog Post: New white paper providing guidance for sizing NTFS volumes

    Introduction Today, Microsoft released a new white paper, available here , discussing best practices and guidance for sizing NTFS volumes and some details on CHKDSK execution times on Windows Server 2008 R2. When planning Windows file server deployments, we are often asked questions such as...
  • 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: Automatically uploading files from File Server to SharePoint using the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI)

    Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new File Classification Infrastructure that enables assigning metadata to files and applying file management tasks based on the file metadata ( Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure – Managing data based on business value ) In the past few...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 R2 – Resolving Port Conflict with IIS Websites and Work Folders

    Hi All, my name is Bill and I work in the Windows Server - File Services group. One of my main responsibilities is to enhance the Server Manager user interface. We have just delivered Work Folders as part of the Windows Server 2012 R2 release. I have been following the forum and there have been several...
  • Blog Post: The Basics of the Windows Server 2008 Distributed File System (DFS)

    Jose Barreto has a new blog post covering the basics of the Distributed File System (DFS) in Windows Server 2008, which offers users simplified access to a set of file shares and helps administrators easily maintain the file server infrastructure behind those file shares, including options for load sharing...
  • Blog Post: Deploying DFS Replication on a Windows Failover Cluster – Part III

    The previous posts in this series explained how to create a Windows Failover cluster and how to configure DFS Replication for high availability on that cluster respectively. Now, it is time to add the failover cluster as a member of a replication group. Pre-deployment notes Only failover clusters running...
  • Blog Post: IT Manager Webcast: Deep Dive into Windows Server 2008 File Services (Level 300)

    IT Manager Webcast: Deep Dive into Windows Server 2008 File Services (Level 300) Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:30 AM Pacific Time The Windows Server 2008 operating system contains many changes to core file services components that dramatically increase availability, scalability, and performance. This...
  • Blog Post: File Classification Infrastructure webcasts with DataGlobal and Titus labs

    File Classification – Taming the Wild Beast of Unstructured Data by Microsoft (Apr. 19, 2010) It’s a jungle of electronically stored information that has proliferated far beyond the ability of manual data management. In fact, this unstructured data has taken over 85 percent of today’s enterprise, however...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.2 available as a free download

    Microsoft released the File Server Migration Toolkit version 1.2 (FSMT 1.2), which will help you migrate file shares from computers running Windows NT 4.0 Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Storage Server 2008 to computers running Windows 2003 Server, Windows...
  • Blog Post: File Server Team sessions at TechEd 2011 this week

    If you're attending TechEd 2011 this week, here are sessions from the File Server team: WSV313 - Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 for Application Storage, Diskless Boot, and More! Speaker(s): Jian (Jane) Yan Tuesday, May 17 at 5:00 PM, room: B101 http://northamerica.msteched.com/topic/details/WSV313...
  • Blog Post: File Server team sessions at TechEd 2012 North America

    If you're planning to attend the TechEd 2012 North America event in June, here are the scheduled sessions with speakers from the File Server team: Code Title Speaker(s) Day Time Track Level WSV328 The Path to Continuous Availability with Windows Server 2012 ...
  • 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: 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 Tips: Check which application is preventing safe USB removal

    If the issue is a veto on a query for removal, you can look for which application has the reference on SetupApi logs. Oh.exe, or Process Explorer may also help to identify the process that’s causing the lock. SetupApi Logs SetupApi is a system component that device installation software can use to...
  • Blog Post: To scale out or not to scale out, that is the question

    Hi folks, Ned here again. If Shakespeare had run Windows, Hamlet would be a play about configuring failover clusters for storage. Today I discuss the Scale-Out File Server configuration and why general use file server clustered shares may still have a place in your environment. These two types of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Monitoring Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders Deployments.

    Overview Work Folders is a new functionality introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2. It enables Information workers to sync their work files between their devices. This functionality is powered by the Work Folders service that can be enabled as a Windows Server 2012 R2 File Services Role service. Work...
  • Blog Post: Using the multiple NICs of your File Server running Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2)

    New blog post covers Multi-NIC File Server configurations: When you set up a File Server, there are advantages to configuring multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs). However, there are many options to consider depending on how your network and services are laid out. Since networking (along with storage...
  • Blog Post: Going to TechEd Australia?

    If so, I’ll see you there for my two sessions. DFSR has been hitting the gym SMB 3 is the answer There are still a few days left to register if you live upside down. Based on the available evidence, all the attendees should look something like this: Come by and say hi! ...