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

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?

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

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

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

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 »

Comparing iSCSI Targets – Microsoft, StarWind, iSCSI Cake and Kernsafe – Part I

This week, Microsoft released their iSCSI Target software for general availability.  Previously this had only been available for installations with Windows Storage Server via OEMs.  Now anyone with Windows 2008 R2 can install and use the software without restrictions.  However, there are already a number of other iSCSI target software offerings already on the market, most notably from StarWind, iSCSI ... Read More »