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How to Defend Users from Interception Attacks via SMB Client Defense

How to Defend Users from Interception Attacks via SMB Client Defense

Hey folks, Ned here again with another guest post. Today we discuss hardening the SMB protocol in Windows against interception attacks, previously referred to as “Man-in-the-Middle” attacks. As you know, interception attacks involve manipulating communications between client and server. An ... continue reading
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Beyond the Edge: How to Secure SMB Traffic in Windows

Hiya folks, Ned here again. Organizations are good at firewalling the network edge to stop inbound intruders. We need to move on to preventing outbound and lateral network communications. With the rise of mobile computing and ease of phishing users, ... continue reading
SMB Compression: Deflate your IO

SMB Compression: Deflate your IO

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about SMB Compression, a long-awaited option coming to Windows, Windows Server, and Azure. As you know, the growth of cheap storage and plentiful network bandwidth over the past decade had an immediate effect: files ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Windows Admin Center and SMS: Don’t Just Shift, Facelift!

Hi folks, Ned Pyle here highlighting the ability of Storage Migration Service and Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create and migrate straight to new Azure VMs on the fly, an option that both reduces a ton of steps and ... continue reading
Windows Admin Center and Azure VM Deployment: You Got Chocolate in my Peanut Butter!

Windows Admin Center and Azure VM Deployment: You Got Chocolate in my Peanut Butter!

Hi folks, Ned Pyle here to detail the ability Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create hybrid workload Azure VMs on the fly, a great time saver option for customers. This is available right now if you download build 1910 ... continue reading
Storage Replica & Azure VMs: Hybrid Cloud DR on the Fly

Storage Replica & Azure VMs: Hybrid Cloud DR on the Fly

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about Storage Replica and Windows Admin Center’s new ability to create partnerships to Azure on the fly, a great option for customers who don’t have a secondary disaster protection site. This is available right ... continue reading
SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN

SMB over QUIC: Files Without the VPN

Hi folks, Ned Pyle guest-posting today about SMB over QUIC, a game-changer coming to Windows, Windows Server, and Azure Files. In today’s world, SMB file share access for mobile users requires expensive & complex VPNs. Departments trying to use Azure ... continue reading

Fix for the Storage Migration Service “Couldn’t transfer storage on any of the endpoints” issue

Heya folks, Ned here again. For those of you seeing this issue: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/storage-migration-service/known-issues#error-couldnt-transfer-storage-on-any-of-the-endpoints-and-check-if-the-source-device-is-online---we-couldnt-access-it With an error in WAC like: "Couldn't transfer storage on any of the endpoints. 0x9044" And detailed error in WAC like: "Check if the source device is ... continue reading