Hi folks, Lots of things have been happening since my last blog article. We released Windows Storage Server 2012 to Microsoft hardware partners in September 2012 and I’ve been traveling far-and-wide to train engineers and support staff. I wound-up the first half of my world tour at the HP Discover Conference in Frankfurt where they announced 7 new models in the StoreEasy portfolio. Then I spent a few weeks at home over the holidays, and was back on the road for more Windows Storage Server 2012 training in Japan and China. Check out this cool picture of a Windows Server 2012 ad inside the Shinagawa train station in Tokyo!

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Now that I’m back, I have time to catch up on things—blogs included. Stay tuned for a number of posts over the next few weeks, including several on new Windows Storage Server 2012 offerings from our storage OEMs. I’m also thinking of posts on cluster-in-a-box offerings, backup/recovery/dedup solutions for Windows Storage Server, and how RAID vendors can take advantage of SMI-S and SMAPI providers to manage the SAS, iSCSI or Fibre Channel storage. I’ll also post some reviews and lab reports and links to storage benchmarks. Got an idea for a topic? Please let me know!

Cheers,
Scott