Heads up for an upcoming webcast on the new file service features in Windows Server 2008 by Drew McDaniel, a Senior Program Manager with the Microsoft Storage Solutions Division (SSD).

Here's a short description: "The Windows Server 2008 operating system contains a lot of changes to core file services components that dramatically increase availability, scalability, and performance. Some of these components are new, others are significantly enhanced. In this webcast, we provide an overview of the changes in Distributed File System (DFS), Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), and storage management in Windows Server 2008. We also take a close look at some the most significant and valuable improvements to Windows Server 2008, including Transactional NTFS, Self-Healing NTFS, and the Server Message Block (SMB) 2.0 protocol. So, bring your wet suit and join us for a webcast full of demonstrations and deep technical insight."

This webcast is scheduled for Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:30 AM Pacific Time. Register at
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032381104&EventCategory=4&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US