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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: Using DFS Replication Clone Feature to prepare 100TB of data in 3 days (A Test Perspective)

    I’m Tsan Zheng, a Senior Test Lead on the DFS team. If you’ve used DFSR (DFS Replication), you’re probably aware that the largest amount of data that we had tested replication with until recently was 10 TB. A few years ago, that was a lot of data, but now, not so much. In this post...
  • Blog Post: Understanding Virtual Disks in iSCSI Target Server

    Context In Windows Server 2012 R2, iSCSI Target Server made significant improvements in its persistence layer by providing larger, resilient, dynamically-growing SCSI Logical Units (LUs) that are based on the VHDX format. For more details on what is new in this release, see my previous blog post iSCSI...
  • 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: Performance Considerations for Work Folders Deployments

    Hi all, Here is another great Work Folders blog post that shares information about work folders performance in large scale deployments. The content below was compiled and written by Sundar Srinivasan who is one of the software engineers in the Work Folders product team. Overview One of the...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Work Folders on Windows Server 2012 R2

    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 Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders and how it applies to Brad’s larger topic of...
  • Blog Post: Work Folders Test Lab Deployment

    Hi, everyone. I’m Jane Yan, a PM on the Work Folders team. I presented a session on Work Folders with Adam Skewgar, and demoed how it works both on the client and server ( A Deep Dive into the New Windows Server Data Sync Solution ). This blog post will show you step by step on how to build the...
  • Blog Post: Deploying Data Deduplication for VDI storage in Windows Server 2012 R2

    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 Data Deduplication and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter...
  • 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: Extending Data Deduplication to new workloads in Windows Server 2012 R2

    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 Data Deduplication and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter...
  • 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: Managing iSCSI Target Server through Storage Cmdlets

    Context Windows Server 2012 R2 ships with a rich set of standards-compliant storage management functionality. This functionality was originally introduced in Windows Server 2012, and you should reference Jeff’s excellent blog that introduced related concepts. iSCSI Target Server on its part shipped its...
  • Blog Post: iSCSI Target Server in Windows Server 2012 R2

    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 iSCSI Target Server and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter...
  • 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! - Ned “V-8 Interceptor ”Pyle
  • Blog Post: DFS Replication in Windows Server 2012 R2: If You Only Knew the Power of the Dark Shell

    Hi folks, Ned here again. By now, you know that DFS Replication has some major new features in Windows Server 2012 R2 . Today we dig into the most comprehensive new feature, DFSR Windows PowerShell . Yes, your thoughts betray you “IT pros have strong feelings about Windows PowerShell,...
  • Blog Post: What’s new for SMI-S in Windows Server 2012 R2

    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 storage management through SMI-s and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform...
  • 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.”...