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Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Virtual Fibre Channel

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This is one of a series of posts discussing the new features in Windows Server 2012, now shipping and previously in public beta as Windows Server 8.  You can find references to other related posts at the end of this article.  This post reviews the new Hyper-V 3.0 feature, Virtual Fibre Channel. Background Virtual Fibre Channel (VFC) enables a Hyper-V ... Read More »

Could 12 September Announcements Mark a Turning Point for Apple?

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Everyone who hasn’t been hiding under a rock or living on Mars knows that today is the day Apple Inc release details of their new iPhone 5.  I’ve used the iPhone since version 3, having had the 3GS, 4 & 4S, all of which have been great pieces of technology and invaluable for me during my working day.  In fact, ... Read More »

Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Resilient File System

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This is one of a series of posts discussing the new features in Windows Server 2012, due to be shipped this year and currently in public beta as Windows Server 8.  You can find references to other related posts at the end of this article.  This post reviews the new file system format known as the Resilient File System or ... Read More »

Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8″) – Storage Spaces

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This is one of a series of posts discussing the new features in Windows Server 2012, due to be shipped this year and currently in public beta release as Windows Server “8″.  You can find references to other related posts at the end of this article.  This post reviews the new Storage Spaces feature. Background Storage Spaces is a feature ... Read More »

Microsoft Announces The Surface Tablet

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We now know what Microsoft’s big announcement is – a tablet called the Surface.  To many this may seem like just another “me too” product from the company that used to rule the desktop, but I think a closer look is needed at what Microsoft are actually doing here. The Surface First of all, we should really talk about the ... Read More »

Why Does Microsoft Hyper-V Not Support NFS?

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I recently wrote an article covering storage for virtualisation and was surprised to find out that Microsoft does not support the use of NFS shares with Hyper-V.  At first I thought perhaps I was doing something wrong and that my configuration was in error.  But after a lot of lab testing and eventually finding some obscure forum posts, I’ve concluded ... Read More »