Storage


OneDrive Users To Get Storage Options, Plus New Personal Vault

Microsoft announced a few OneDrive enhancements, including storage-option additions, plus a new "Personal Vault" feature for added security assurance.

Forklift Container

A Better Way To Upgrade Hyper-V Storage

It's time again for Brien to perform a major storage upgrade on his Hyper-V hosts. But this time, he's taking a new approach.

AzCopy Preview Adds AWS S3 Data Transfer Improvements

Microsoft announced this week that it has improved the preview version of its AzCopy tool to better handle Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 data.

Using Hyper-V's Storage Resource Pools with Stretched Clusters

The trickiest thing about making a stretched cluster work with Hyper-V is getting the underlying storage to work properly.

Azure Data Box Edge Appliance Now Commercially Available

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability of Azure Data Box Edge and Azure Data Box Gateway.

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.

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