Chk Your Dsks

A developer blog about file services and storage features in Windows Server, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

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    Introducing the MSDN WDK Wiki

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    Ever wanted to add your own content to the WDK documentation? Now you can, thanks to the new MSDN Wiki. Starting in March 2007, the WDK documentation on the MSDN Library features MSDN Wiki functionality. The Wiki enables you to post and edit community...
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    MSDN Webcast: The Revolutionary Windows Vista Transactional NTFS (TxF) Infrastructure

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    Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Click for registration Do you want to improve application reliability and data consistency, and reduce the amount of code you write? Do you want the ability to guarantee that the data...
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    MSDN Webcast: Using the Common Log File System (CLFS) in Your Applications

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    Date: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) The Common Log File System (CLFS) makes its debut in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. CLFS is a new set of Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and Microsoft Win32 application...
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    What's new in SMB in Windows Vista

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    [We've had several customers ask us about SMB 2.0. Many thanks to Navjot Virk and Prashanth Prahalad providing this post. --Jill] Vista comes with a major revision of the SMB protocol identified as SMB 2.0. The existing SMB 1.0 protocol was built to...
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    Can VSS deal with memory mapped files?

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    A developer recently asked us this question: “I seem to recall that VSS cannot handle memory mapped files, am I right? I need to instrument a consistent backup procedure across MSMQ and SQL. I thought of doing both within a shadow copy set but MSMQ engine...
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    Channel 9 Video on DFS in Windows Server 2003 R2

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    Our very own Shobana Balakrishnan, a program manager on our Windows Longhorn Server team, takes you through the server roadmap and demonstrates Windows Server 2003 R2. Think you know everything about Windows Server? You might be surprised by the innovations...
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    Channel 9 Audio on Transactional File System and Registry

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    An audio recording has been posted featuring Dana Groff, our TxF Program Manager. Here's a blurb from the Channel 9 website: Transactions have long been the domain of the database but what if you could transact virtually any resource in your application...
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    Channel 9 Video on Transactional NTFS (aka TxF)

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    We're doing a series of Channel 9 videos to highlight Transactional File System. The first video features Surendra Verma, a Development Manager on the Vista Kernel team. Here's a blurb from their website: "Surendra Verma, Development Manager on the...
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    Introduction from another team blogger

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    I’m Prashanth Prahalad and I work with the remote file systems for Vista. I’ve been involved with SMB/CIFS development/testing for little less than 2 years. Vista has some cool new features in the remote file systems with a newer version of the SMB protocol...
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    Welcome to our blog!

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    Hello and welcome to the Windows Core File Services team blog. I'm Jill Zoeller, the Community PM for our group. Part of my job is to help our product team get more involved with customers, and this blog aimed at developers (along with our IT Pro blog...
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