I'm really thrilled about the improvements Microsoft is making to the core SMB protocol in Windows Server 2012. But it won't really matter if nobody but Microsoft supports the new protocol. So I like to call out to all the enterprise storage vendors: Let me hear your support for SMB3.0! What We Know so Far Obviously, Microsoft is going to support SMB 3.0 in a big way. … [Read more...] about Who Will Support SMB 3.0, and Which Features Will They Support?
Microsoft is about to release the third major revision to their ubiquitous network storage protocol, SMB. Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V 3 will really highlight this technology, and I predict it will transform the way people think about networked storage for Windows systems. But SMB 3 is big in another way, too: there are tons of new features, and not all will be implemented … [Read more...] about SMB 3 is Going to be Huge, in both Scope and Impact
Microsoft just let loose a Release Candidate for Windows 7, the operating system that will bring peace, love, and joy to PC users everywhere and finally stop folks from switching to Macs instead of using Vista. Maybe. … [Read more...] about Windows 7 Is Here! In My Hands! But Why 8 DVDs?
Note: Every one of these items has previously been discussed by Microsoft. I can't yet talk about any other storage features I might have seen... iSCSI Quick Connect - No more fumbling through tabs and popups, just enter an IP address and you're connected! Yeah, baby! Wire-speed 10 Gb iSCSI - The software iSCSI initiator can saturate a 10 Gb Ethernet link to a … [Read more...] about 10 Cool Storage Features From the 2009 Microsoft MVP Summit