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How to modernize Windows Server File Shares with Azure File Sync

Orin Thomas joins Donovan Brown to show how you can use Azure File Sync to tier unused files from file shares to the cloud, and to simplify replication of files and folders to different file servers in your organization.[00:01:32] - ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

Step-By-Step: Manage file storage growth with Azure File Sync

At this point I’m sure you’re heard about Azure File Sync. If you have not, Azure File Sync (AFS) is a service that centralizes your file shares in Azure Files, while keeping the flexibility, performance, and compatibility of an on-premises ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading

All US Azure regions now approved for FedRAMP High impact level

Today, I’m excited to share our ability to provide Azure public services that meet US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High impact level and extend FedRAMP High Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) to all of our Azure public ... continue reading
Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

Enabling Data Deduplication on Windows Server 2019 Volumes

I was recently asked to help out our friends at Channel 9 with a storage problem. They capture large video files as part of their recordings and have to have them local for fast access in order to edit them ... continue reading

First sneak peek of Windows Server, version 1903 Semi-Annual Channel

This blog was co-authored by Ben Schultz, Principal Program Manager and Weijuan Shi Davis, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server. Greetings! With the launch of Windows Server 2019 a few months ago, we kicked off a whole new wave of innovation ... continue reading
How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

How to configure Azure Hybrid Services in Windows Admin Center

Windows Admin Center is not just the management control panel for your Windows Server environment, your hyper-converged infrastructure and your Azure Stack HCI solutions. It is also your gateway when it comes to connecting Azure Hybrid Cloud services with your ... continue reading
Deploy Azure File Sync

Extend you File server with Azure File Sync and Migrate with Windows Admin Center #WindowsServer #Azure #AFS #WAC #HybridCloud #FileServer

In the former blog post "step by step Windows Server 2019 File Server clustering With powershell or GUI #Cluster #HA #Azure #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019" I created a File share on a Cluster to make the share HA. This is more the ... continue reading

Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

For the past 25 years, companies of every size have trusted Windows Server and SQL Server to run their business-critical workloads. In fact, more than 70 percent of on-premises server workloads today run on Windows Server1. As more customers use ... continue reading
Diagram showing a server in Building 5 replicating with a server in Building 9

Step by Step Server-to-server storage replication with Windows Server 2019 Storage Replica #WindowsAdminCenter #StorageReplica #WindowsServer2019 #ReFS #SR #Azure

In the old days all File servers where on one place, and if you want to replicate data you needed a extra tool to do this. Now days its already build in into Windows server. Storage replica can be used ... continue reading