Creating a Bootable USB Disk on Windows 8 for deploying Windows

As an introduction to some of the major improvements in managing your storage via PowerShell in the Windows 8, I wanted to give a comparison of how you would go through the process of creating a bootable USB disk such as would be done for deploying Windows 8 to multiple computers. Historically, this could have…


Managing Storage with Windows PowerShell on Windows Server 2012

Managing local Windows Storage This post covers basic provisioning operations against local Windows storage resources using the Storage module for Windows PowerShell. Note: I will cover using the Storage module in combination with a Storage Management Provider to manage a storage subsystem (array) in a subsequent post. The Disk, Partition, and Volume objects are associated…


An Introduction to Storage Management in Windows Server 2012

Introducing the Windows Storage Management API (SMAPI) Windows® Server 2012 delivers capabilities to enable significantly improved storage management. By doing so, Windows customers will enjoy the benefits of decreased management complexity and associated costs. Improved storage management related capabilities include: The Windows Storage Management API (SMAPI) which provides PowerShell Cmdlets via the Storage module for…


An Introduction to SMI-S

Jeff Goldner has posted an introduction to the Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) for storage management that covers the following topics.  This post is available here:   http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/06/25/introduction-to-smi-s.aspx   And covers the following topics:   Introduction to SMI-S Providers Classes Associations What Microsoft is doing with SMI-S What it means for hardware vendors Next up…


Managing Storage Spaces using PowerShell Whitepaper is now available

Our newest whitepaper, which details how to deploy and manage Storage Spaces in the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate is now available at the link below:   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30125 Here is a list of the sections in this whitepaper: Introduction: Managing Storage Spaces using PowerShell Background on Storage Spaces and the Storage Management API Deploy and…


Links to Storage resources for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Updated: 7/1/2012 As it can be difficult to locate all of our public content related to Storage and FileSystems on various Microsoft sites for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” beta, I wanted to provide a list of documentation related to the consumer preview. The list below is intended to be a…