FCI – how to use classification (video)

Just found a new video demonstrating the new classification feature in Windows Server 2008 R2. Enjoy! Special thanks to dawho1 who posted the video.

Script of the week: how to expire files with Classification

It is an eye opening experience to sit at our FCI booth and see customer after customer telling us their biggest problem with managing file servers today: lots of old data sitting on their file servers. When I tell them how that our classification feature solves this problem, it something that always brings a sincere…


A simple way to access Shadow Copies in Vista

In the past, I presented various ways to browse these mysterious device objects called "shadow copies". Shadow copies are static images in time (snapshots) of your volume contents, at some point in the past. These shadow copies are volumes on their own, with a file system namespace accessible through the regular Win32 APIs such as…


[RO] Seminar – Storage si programare distribuita

Florin Lazar, Todi Pruteanu si cu mine am demarat in cursul acestei saptamani un seminar tehnic pe teme de storage in Vista si programare distribuita in WCF. Mai multe detalii aici: http://reg.studentclub.ro. Pana acum seminariile din Bucuresti si Cluj au avut un raspuns fantastic! Daca aveti opinii, impresii (pozitive sau negative) m-as bucura sa le puneti…


Windows Home Server – links

A friend of mine didn’t know about Windows Home Server – so I sent him these links: –          Main site: http://stopdigitalamnesia.com –          Interview with Charlie Kindel https://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=270965 –          Download: https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&siteid=38 –          Articol on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Home_Server –          Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver   –          Press release: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-08WindowsHomeServerPR.mspx


Demo: New virtualization technologies in Windows Server (Longhorn)

A nice demo that shows you several things: – Windows Server virtualization (a separate partition running a striped-down version of Windows to manage all other virtual machines) – Running an 8-proc virtual machine – 64-bit and 32-bit machines running concurrently – Managing virtual machines with System Center (nice UI) – System Center Operations Manager: monitoring the…


The next generation of storage management is here!

Storage management is complex, we all know it. For many people, even the simplest opeartions in a SAN look like black magic. It’s no wonder why – if you want to, say, create a brand new 5 TB file share using your brand new your SAN box: you need to create a new LUN in your SAN,…


Gartner redesigns Windows Vista

There is an article in Techworld.com mentioning a curious research report from Gartner implying a redesign of the Windows Vista code base, around virtualization. Huh? To quote from the article: Instead, the research firm predicts, Microsoft will be forced to migrate Windows to a modular architecture tied together through hardware-supported virtualisation. “The current, integrated architecture of…


WS-Management? Already here in Vista!

WS-Management is a new web services-based management protocol. It’s SOAP-based of course, and it is compatible with the rest of the specifications in the WS-* Web Service stack, like WS-Transfer, WS-Enumeration, WS-Addressing. WS-Management is enabled in Vista (and Longhorn Server) in several ways. On the client side, you have a standard library (called WinRM) which…