The latest beta of the server version of Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system includes a handy tool related to the new data deduplication feature. DDPEVAL will test a given dataset using the new deduplication and compression engine and report the savings to be expected. And it works even on non-Windows 8 systems! Windows Server 8 Data Deduplication Review For … [Read more...] about Microsoft Adds Data Deduplication Savings Evaluation Tool to Windows Server 8 Beta
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?
My travels last week kept me from posting my weekly round-up of interesting web content. So this week's is a little heavy (and heavily edited!) Most important: Please register to be a marrow donor, especially if you might be a match for Nick Glasgow of EMC! … [Read more...] about Back From The Pile: Interesting Links From Mid-May
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