Storage


VAST Data Unveils All-Flash Storage Architecture

With $80 million in funding raised, the startup is bent on hastening the death of the datacenter hard drive.

Performing a Storage Refresh on Windows Server 2016, Part 2

Earlier, Brien walked through the steps of preparing a physical Windows Server 2016 machine for a storage refresh. Now, he shows how to complete the process, all the way to OS restoration.

Performing a Storage Refresh on Windows Server 2016, Part 1

To spruce up some aging lab hardware, Brien decided to make the jump to all-flash storage. Here's a walk-through of the first half of the process.

Microsoft Targeting 7GB of Reserved Storage for Windows 10 Updates

Microsoft wants about 7GB of your PC's storage space to keep Windows 10 up to date and reliable.

How To Replace the Hard Drive on a Windows 10 PC, Part 2

The next step is to delete the OEM partition between the C: volume and your unallocated space. You'll need to use an old command-line tool for that.

How To Use Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2016, Part 2

As Brien explains, creating a virtual disk in Windows Storage Spaces is akin to creating a map to the underlying raw storage that will be used by the volumes on the virtual disk.

How To Use Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2016, Part 1

In this introduction to Microsoft's Storage Spaces technology, Brien walks you through the steps of creating a storage space and a virtual disk.

Microsoft Previewing Folder Move Feature for OneDrive for Business Users

Microsoft is rolling out a one-button option that will make it easier for end users to move their files into OneDrive for Business cloud storage.

Windows Server 2019 To Support 4PB Storage Spaces Direct Pools

Microsoft this week summarized the top Storage Spaces Direct improvements that will be coming to Windows Server 2019.

How To Restore OneDrive Data After a Ransomware Attack

Thanks to a new feature in Microsoft's commercial cloud storage service, businesses don't have to choose between paying a hefty ransom or kissing their files goodbye.

What To Do When Hyper-V Runs Low on Disk Space

The obvious solution (add more physical storage) is usually easier said than done. Here are some short-term fixes that can buy you some time -- and reveal some pockets of spare storage you might not know you had.

How To Use OneDrive for Remote File Access (And Why)

Home is where your data is. If you need to access data remotely, and neither a VPN connection nor traditional cloud storage will do the trick, consider using OneDrive as a proxy for remote file access.

Microsoft Updating OneDrive Sharing for Android, iOS and Office for Mac Users

Microsoft is bringing its OneDrive file-sharing and collaboration capabilities seen with Windows desktop and Web applications to Office for Mac, as well as to Android and iOS mobile applications.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Offered Worldwide

Azure SQL Data Warehouse service is now available across all 33 Microsoft Azure regions.

Microsoft Touts Project Denali for SSDs in Datacenters at Open Compute Event

Microsoft highlighted some of its work with the Open Compute Project this week, including its latest effort with CNEX Labs to simplify solid-state drive technology used in datacenters.

StorSimple Data Manager Converts Data into Azure Files

Microsoft has released a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.

Microsoft Goes Live with ExpressRoute Monitoring and Azure Storage and Backup Improvements

Various Microsoft Azure services hit "general availability" status this month, meaning that Microsoft views them as ready for production use.

Microsoft Offers OneDrive for Business Switch Deal

Microsoft on Tuesday made a move against its online storage partners and competitors by rolling out a OneDrive for Business switch deal.

Windows Server Preview Getting Storage Spaces Direct Support

Microsoft added improvements to Storage Spaces Direct in its latest test-build preview release of Windows Server.

With Avere Systems, Microsoft Acquires Hybrid Storage Tech

Microsoft is kicking off its year in acquisitions with a Pittsburgh-based provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions.

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