SMB Compression in Windows Server 2022 and Windows Insider

Heya folks, Ned here again. Today I announced the new compression feature for 2022 and Windows Insider at the Windows Server 2022, Best on Azure webinar. A proper article will be on in the next 24 hours or so, but I wanted you to get a taste here right away with a demo!

compression allows an administrator, user, or application to request compression of files as they transfer over the . This removes the need to first manually deflate a file with an application, copy it, then inflate on the destination computer. Compressed files will consume less bandwidth and take less time to transfer, at the cost of slightly increased CPU usage during transfers. compression is most effective on networks with less bandwidth, such as a client's 1Gbs ethernet or or Wi-Fi ; a file transfer over an uncongested 100Gbs ethernet network between two servers with flash may be just as fast without SMB compression in practice, but will still create less congestion for other applications.

Here's SMB compression in action!

You can try this out right now, get 

Check back for the detailed article, shouldn't be more than a day or two. 

– Ned “smoosh it” Pyle 


This article was originally published by Microsoft's Azure Blog. You can find the original article here.