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 Vista has some cool new features in the remote file systems with a newer version of the SMB protocol and lot of other enhancements in other areas like CSC (Offline files) and DFS. I’ll be blogging about these, explaining things which happen under the ‘hood’ especially when files are accessed over the network. I would be interested in hearing more from customers especially about performance issues, manageability and deployment scenarios. If there is any questions on these or anything else for that matter on file systems, shoot me a mail :-)

Thanks !